James Heffernan, 62
James Thomas Michael Heffernan, 62, recently of Cocoa, FL, passed away Saturday October 7th after a year long illness. Born April 5th, 1955 in Salem, MA, Michael grew up in Lynn attending Lynn English High School followed by Westfield State College. Michael’s education and life were infused with music. He dearly loved performing with the trombone section of various bands throughout his life, including Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops and the Windham Community Bands. Michael was predeceased by his father, James A. Heffernan, and is survived by his mother Elizabeth (Langley) Heffernan of Greensboro, NC, sisters Patricia Redfearn of Swansea, MA and Beth Heffernan of Lexington, NC, son and daughter-in-law Michael and Nicole Heffernan of Franklin, MA, grandson Colin Heffernan, beloved companion Lorri Arnold and her daughters Stacey and Megan Arnold, and countless nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral will be held Friday, October 13th at 11am at St Pius V in Lynn, MA with a private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute.