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James Francis Heffernan

March 9, 1944 ~ July 8, 2021 (age 77)

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James Francis Heffernan, 77, of Boca Raton passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Delray Medical Center.

James was born on March 9, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Edward Heffernan and Margaret (Edna) Collins.

James (Jimmy) often referred to as “Superman” was the ultimate family man and great provider who always put everyone before himself.  His generosity knew no limits and his smile was infectious. 

James served 25 years in the New York City Police Department and retired as a Detective in 1990.  In 2001 he fulfilled one of his lifelong wishes and relocated to Boca Raton, Florida.

James is survived by his wife of 54 years Francine, daughter Jacqueline Nichols (Joseph), son Timothy (Lorinda) and 4 devoted grandchildren Andrea, William, Jase and Alexis.  He was the brother to Edward (Susan), Ronald (Vivian), Kevin (Karen) and Maureen (Clifford) and an Uncle to many loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Glick Funeral Home in Boca Raton, FL at 3:00 PM 

An additional Celebration of Life will be held in Nesconset, New York on August 28th from 1:00-3:00pm

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Memorial Service
July 31, 2021

3:00 PM
Glick Family Funeral Home
3600 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

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