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Obituary: Peter Heffernan, of Arlington

Heffernan died Monday, June 30.

The following is from Keefe Funeral Home.

Peter J. Heffernan, of Arlington, formerly of Cambridge, died Monday, June 30, 2014.

Beloved husband of Louise (Hefron) of 50 years. Loving father of Julie Nero and her husband Nick of Acton, Mary DiCarlo and her husband Pete of Arlington, Jane Scheschareg and her husband Rob of Arlington, Ted of Watertown and Veronica Tivnan and her husband Rick of Woburn. Devoted grandfather of Annie, Meg and Patrick Nero, Tommy and Julie DiCarlo, Pete, Joe and Mike Scheschareg and Jimmy and Eddie Tivnan. Brother of James and his wife Noreen of Co. Kerry, Ireland, Louise and her husband Dr. Maury Bermon of Barrington, Rhode Island, and Mary and her husband Dan O’Neil of Braintree. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Peter was a graduate of Matignon High School, Boston College and Babson MBA program. Late Army veteran. Retired employee at Harvard University.

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral mass at St. Agnes’ Church, 30 Medford St., Arlington, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund in memory of Peter to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Ins., PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence, visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.

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