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John Heffernan

August 23, 2012
The Leader Herald

John Heffernan, 92, died on August 21, 2012, in Parkway Health & Rehab Center in Stuart, Fla.

John was born on April 22, 1920, in Amsterdam, N.Y. He graduated from Amsterdam High School and attended Northwestern Oklahoma College. He started a career in 1952 as town supervisor in Wells, N.Y. and chairman of the board of supervisors as Hamilton County treasurer in 1965 until he retired in 1987 after 22 1/2 years. John has been president of the New York State County Treasurers and Finance Officers Association, director of the Eastern Adirondack Development Commission, member of the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board and was appointed by Department of Transportation to the Adirondack Highway Council which represented local government in thirteen counties.

He was a member of several organizations, the board of visitors of Marcy State Hospital, Wells Central School Board of Education, several Masonic orders, Wells American Legion Post, secretary-treasurer of the Wells Fire Commissioners and member of the Wells Volunteer Fire Department, Wells Improvement Group, chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Committee.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Doak Heffernan; daughter, Janet; and a grandson, David.

He was predeceased by a brother, George; grandson, John; and two infant sons.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 24, at 3 p.m. at Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach, Fla.

There will be a graveside service at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Amsterdam, NY.

Please visit to sign the online guest book for John.

Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach, Fla.



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