November 15, 2012
Ola Mary Hefferon, 93, of Lachenauer Dr., Watertown, passed away Thursday morning, November 15, 2012.
The funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 19, at 1PM at St. Patrick's Church with Rev. Donald Robinson officiating. Entombment will follow in Glenwood Mausoleum. There will be no calling hours and arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Mrs. Hefferon was born in Cape Vincent on March 30, 1919, daughter of Joseph and Florence Millen Constance. She was especially proud of her Constance and Millen heritage and enjoyed visiting Cape Vincent and the family homestead on the Pleasant Valley Road , Town of Cape Vincent. Millen Bay was named after her maternal grandfather, Captain Abner H. Millen, a lake captain.
She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Clayton and from the Watertown School of Commerce in Watertown .
On August 17, 1940 she married Thomas H. Hefferon at St. Vincent of Paul Church, Cape Vincent with Rev. Thomas E. Owen officiating. Mr. Hefferon, a principal at Case Junior High School , Watertown, died April 4, 1985.
Ola had worked as a secretary for a local insurance agency, in a sales management position for Robinson's in the Arcade, and also assisted her husband with administering NYS Civil Service Examinations. She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church and a member of its Altar & Rosary Society. Ola was also a member of both the Home Bureau and Case Junior Retired Teacher's Assoc. She enjoyed playing bridge and was a devoted mother and grandmother. Over the years, Ola especially enjoyed attending her children's and grandchildren’s many sporting events.
She is survived by 5 children, Gail A. Hefferon, Manlius, Thomas H. Hefferon Jr. and wife, Sara, Watertown , Margaret T. Hefferon Roberts and husband, Ronald, Watertown , Barbara E. Hefferon Henderson and husband, Dr. Brian Henderson, Menlo Park, CA , Joseph J. Hefferon and wife, Meri, Alexandria, VA. She has four grandchildren, Joey Meri Hefferon, Washington, DC, James Michael Hefferon and his wife, Anna, Richmond , VA , Meghan Elizabeth Hefferon and Caroline Olivia Hefferon, Watertown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ellen Hefferon, and two brothers, Joseph Constance of Cape Vincent and Forrest Constance of Sackets Harbor .
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made in her name to St. Patrick's Church, 123 S. Massey St. , Watertown, NY 13601 or a charity of your choice. Condolences to the family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.