Joseph Arthur Heffernan

December 28, 1954August 17, 2013
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Joseph Arthur Heffernan, 58, of Boca Raton, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 17, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Dina, and daughters, Jenna and Kate. He is also survived by his siblings and their spouses, Stephanie and Ralph Koebel of Ohio, Patrick and Karin Heffernan of Virginia, Bill and Kathy Heffernan of Miami Shores, John and Bernadette Heffernan of Kendall, Laurie Daly of Miami Shores, Art and Tina Heffernan of Miami Shores, and Matthew and Bonnie Heffernan of Miami Shores along with many nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in Bachelor of Science and received his MBA at Northwestern University. Joseph was instrumental in the management and development of several Florida private communities, including McArthur Golf Course in Hobe Sound, FL and the Vines Country Club in Fort Myers, FL. Joseph was an avid sportsman, favoring golf, hiking and tennis. He was also an avid lover of the outdoors, visiting with his family 38 national park in the US. His family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations may be sent to Boca Helping Hands, 1500 NW First Ct, Boca Raton 33432. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 21, at 10:00 am at the Babione Funeral Home at 10060 Calle Comercio, Boca Raton.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Joseph Arthur Heffernan

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Steve Masiak

May 26, 2014

I just found out about Joe. I am so sorry he was a real great guy. He always talked about his family when I was with him. We met at MacArthur,I worked with him during the entire project. Again I am so sorry.

Stephen c Restaino

January 11, 2014

I was joe's roommate at notre dame our sophomore year. He was a great roomie. Always a perfect gentleman. Just a genuinely wonderful man.

Steve restaino.

Douglas Lindheimer

October 29, 2013

Just heard about Joe yesterday and it immediatly brought back memories to Miami Shores Community Center and Curly. Joe was always one of my favorites, always kind, respectul and funny. Although havent been in contact with him for years he was a Great Friend and will be missed...God Bless you Joe..

John Vitale

September 2, 2013

My deepest deepest sympathy to the Heffernan family. I had the pleasure of working with Joe and he will always be remembered as a great man. My prayers are with you.

Rob Knieriem

August 28, 2013

So sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with the family...

Rob Knieriem

August 28, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Mac & Shari MacFarlane

August 27, 2013

Dina, Jenna & Kate, please know that Shari and I will be here for anything we can do to assist you through this most difficult time. May the Good Lord give you the strength and understanding to accept the loss of your most precious loved one--Joe.

With Sympathy,

Rich Weinstein & Family

August 26, 2013

Dear Family,

We will miss Joe on Monday Nights at the Racquet club very much.
And my family would like to thank you for recommending Boca Helping Hands,
We have already volunteered last Saturday.

Good people are rare and this earth lost one of its best.

Climate Cycle

August 24, 2013

Dear Jenna and Family,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Jenna--I know when you got in our van last Saturday the last thing you expected was the call that your father had died. While no company in the world can diminish the pain, I'm glad that Hanh was with you then, and the close friends who followed at your home in Chicago. We are holding you and your family in our hearts all last weekend at the ride, and continue to do so now.


Joey and the Climate Cycle Team

Sam and Stephanie Levine

August 23, 2013

Dear Dina, Kate and Jenna
We are so sorry about Joe. You are in our thoughts and our hearts.