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Beney Funeral Home

79 Berry Hill Road, Syosset, NY

OBITUARY

John J. Sheehan

August 8, 1935November 23, 2019
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John Joseph Sheehan of Syosset, NY died on November 23, 2019. John was born in Queens, N.Y. on August 8, 1935 to Alice (Freney) and William Sheehan both originally from Tipperary, Ireland. A graduate of Manhattan College and New York Law School, John returned to his Long Island City home where he practiced law until his retirement in 2014. Mindful of his humble beginnings, John extended legal advice to many of the community’s long-time residents who stopped in to see him. John served as President of the Long Island City Lawyer’s Club in 1969. An avid handball player, he was a member of the Westside YMCA Business Men’s Club.

John married Elizabeth(Betty) Catherine Wallace in October 1962. John and Betty originally lived in Mineola before calling Syosset their home for the last 45 years. During their 57 year marriage, John and Betty were blessed with four children, Eileen Lewis (Bill) of Demarest, NJ; Marybeth Torzilli (Chuck) of East Northport, NY; Karen Maher (Tom) of East Northport, NY and Brian (Carolyn) of Basking Ridge, NJ. His pride and joy however, were his 13 grandchildren. John was a dedicated grandfather who enjoyed nothing more than attending the countless number of sporting events of Billy, Kaitlin, Meghan and Tommy Lewis; Christina, Nicholas and Michelle Torzilli; Meaghan and Brendan Maher; and Brittany, Erin, Lindsey and Brian Sheehan. His Irish eyes will continue to shine down on them.

Visitation on Tuesday, November 26 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm at Beney Funeral Home, 79 Berry Hill Road, Syosset, NY 11791. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, November 27 at 9:45 am at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 205 Jackson Avenue, Syosset, NY.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saint Edward the Confessor RC Church 205 Jackson Avenue Syosset New York Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Interment at Saint Charles Cemetery Farmingdale, New York Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Patti Purcell

November 26, 2019

Mrs. Sheehan, Karen, Marybeth, Eileen, Brian and all of your family,

I just wanted to let you know I am thinking of all of you and hoping that your wonderful memories can help you through these hard times.

Patti Purcell

Margie Bundy (Varas)

November 25, 2019

Mrs. Sheehan, Karen and family...so sorry, I will always remember our soccer games both playing against each other and with each other and our parents yelling with support and encouragement from the sidelines. Another angel will grace the heavenly sidelines hanging out with Johnny and Mary Varas and watching over all of us!!! I love you Karen. Prayers and Hugs for all..

Margie (Varas) and Greg Bundy and family

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