OBITUARY

Nicholas Anthony Heineman

March 12, 1929March 17, 2021

Nicholas Anthony Heineman of Palm Coast, Florida and formerly of Stamford, CT passed away suddenly on March 17, 2021. Healthy and vibrant until the end, he passed quickly, peacefully and without pain. Born March 12, 1929 in White Plains, NY, he is survived by his 94-year-old sister, Betty Glinert, as well as three sons: Brett of Carmel, NY; Scott (Ann) of Arlington Heights, IL and Gregg (Sally) of Hawthorn Woods, IL; seven grandchildren: Katie, Nicholas, David, Sarah, Andrew, Nicole and Austin and great-granddaughter Riley. In addition to his wife Barbara Lee (Thorn) Heineman, Nick was predeceased by his son Keith; mother, Theresa Marie (Catucci) Heineman (at 100); biological father Anthony Torres; adoptive father Albert Philip Heineman and daughter-in-law Bonnie Topp Heineman. He graduated from New Canaan (CT) High School in 1947; Wilkes College in Wilkes Barre, PA in 1951 and served in the infantry in Korea 1951-1953. After serving in Korea, he started work at Conway Import Co. Inc., a manufacturer of fine dressings and sauces for foodservice. As President, and a third-generation owner of Conway, he would navigate the company through the many ups and downs the economy and industry would challenge him and his team with. He was delighted to have all four sons working at the family business. Nick met Barbara, his future wife, on a White Plains, NY Ski Club trip, where he was the president. They wed on April 28, 1956 in Hudson, NY and would begin one of the most amazing partnerships of love that carried on to their final days together before Alzheimer’s took her away in 2015. Nick and Barbara settled into their Stamford, CT home where they would reside for the next 40 years raising their four sons. Nick, Barb and the four boys enjoyed their love of the outdoors: fishing, skiing and camping at their favorite spots in New York’s Adirondacks, Aspen, CO and Block Island, RI. In retirement they moved to their lake front home in Georgia and then onto their home at Hammock Beach in Palm Coast where many a great family gathering took place. The family is planning a celebration of both Barbara and Nick Heineman’s life at a later date once Covid restrictions allow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Nick’s memory to the charity of your choice. We hope you will post your fondest memories of Nick below and welcome any pictures you would like to share.

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Bob Otter

April 16, 2021

Brett, Gregg and Scott,
I don’t need to tell you how special your Dad was but maybe I can echo others as to what an amazing person he was to those outside your great family.
I will always remember your Dad engaging me as a young person , genuinely interested in the events of my life. Always caring.. always with a smile.
Your Mom and Dad were very special
people that are undoubtedly reunited and dancing again with their Keith playing the guitar. All of us are left with wonderful memories and huge smiles as we recollect the past.
Whether I’m walking to the beach or casting plugs on his “Bluefish Highway” I will always have fond memories and lots of of love for “Uncle Nick”
You guys and your families are all in our thoughts, prayers and heavy hearts...
RMO

Fran Migliaccio

April 14, 2021

Nick was vibrant with enjoyment of living, and with a very positive outlook on life. He was loved and respected by all on Block Island: He was a generous donor of money (notably to the Block Island Medical Center) and time, to the island community that was his family's chosen summer home. I first met him at the Block Island Boat Basin, when he helped out with Storm Trysail Race Week. He and Barbara were welcomed by all, everywhere on the Island, and yes, they loved socializing and dancing at the Mary D Ball, and many other functions. They spread joy and goodwill wherever they went. I am so glad to know that he was happy, alert, and still enjoying life to the end. RIP, Nick!

Ed Piccolino

April 13, 2021

I treasure the memories of Nick and Barbara dancing the night away at Captain Nick's or the Kittens -- and doing that better than kids half their age. An accomplished business man, he was first and foremost a kind, caring and incredibly warm human being -- a true friend who will be sorely missed. One small example: Who else would let you park in their driveway so your family could enjoy a swim at Mansion Beach? Rest in peace dear friend.

Patricia land

April 11, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Please cherish all these wonderful memories
With heartfelt sympathy.
Pat Land

lenore devita

April 10, 2021

Mr. Heineman (Nick) and his wife Barbara were our neighbors on Saw Mill Road. When the pond behind their home on Cider Mill would freeze over, Nick would flood it so the ice would be smooth. And he'd create separate areas for skaters and hockey players. What a great guy.
My sympathies to Brett, Scott, and Gregg.

Lenore De Vita

Amy Dodge Murray

April 10, 2021

I’m so sorry to read of Nick’s passing in the Block Island times. They were some of my favorite customers at the Harborside Inn in the 90’s and they were just a lovely family. May we all be so lucky to live a life such as theirs and they will be missed.
Sincerely,
Amy Dodge Murray

J V Houlihan

April 9, 2021

I met Nick and Barbara at the P J ferry dock where I’ve worked since ‘74. Nick was a wise and personable man. My first impression of him was that of a solid and humble guy. He had a worldliness in his eyes. They were an unforgettable couple. Godspeed, Nick⛴✍️📚
Joey Houlihan

Betsy Wigg

March 28, 2021

Mr. Heineman (Nick) along with his wife Barbara were important adults in my youth through their sons who were my dear childhood friends . He was handsome, cool and did interesting things that to a young girl were exciting; skydiving, race car driving, very fit and hard working. A part of my childhood is gone with his passing along with Barbara’s a while back but he had a “good run”. My best to Brett, Scott and Gregg and am also thinking of Keith as well who passed away to young. Love to all and know that I toasted to Nick and his memory.

Love,
Betsy Wigg (Milord)

Vicki Nixon

March 26, 2021

I met Nick 10 years ago in the gym at Hammock Resort as I have been a trainer there for 10 years. We were buddies from the start, always had a smile on his face & a warm hug. I will miss seeing him and his precious doggy taking their daily walks!! I always told him he was my hero and my goal was to be just like him when I grew up LOL in peace my friend💜

Wayne and Carol Jahn

March 25, 2021

We loved spending time with Nick - at the lobby bar, the pool, Atlantic Grill. We knew Nick for over ten years and he always had a smile on his face.

Attached is a picture of Nick and my husband, Wayne, at a VFW event honoring veterans.

We will miss Nick!

FROM THE FAMILY