Joan C. (Reefe) Heafey

Joan C. (Reefe) Heafey
July 23, 1931 – December 13, 2019

She is survived by her husband, Thomas P. Heafey; children, Kathleen Boyle (Charlie), Colleen Langenfeld (Michael Langenfeld M.D.), Margaret M. Heafey, and Morgan J. Heafey (companion, Claire Thiel); grandchildren, Mairin and Shane Boyle, Kathleen and Bridget Langenfeld; sister, Maureen Caniglia; brothers, William Reefe M.D., and John J. Reefe (Sharon); many nieces; nephews; cousins.

Family will receive friends Monday, December 16, 2019, 5-7pm West Center Chapel followed by 7pm Vigil Service. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL Tuesday 10:30am St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific St. Burial family estate Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials to Poor Clare Sisters, Columban Fathers or Servants of Mary.



  • Ray Williams Posted December 15, 2019 5:01 am

    Will be thinking of all in your family in the days ahead. She obviously is the strong and gracious resilient strength that everyone has been thankful to have in your lives for so many years. What a blessing to our community – never to be forgotten.

  • Fr. Jim Clifton, SJ Posted December 15, 2019 10:23 am

    Dear Tom and your extended family: I am sorry to learn of Joan’s death. I will remember her at Mass, asking God to hold her close and to comfort you and all who will miss her. I will be out of town and am sad not to be able to join you for her services. God’s abundant blessings! -Fr. Jim Clifton, SJ

  • Sean Langenfeld Posted December 15, 2019 9:25 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Joan and the rest of your family are in my prayers.

    • kathleen Heafey Boyle Posted December 23, 2019 8:23 pm

      Thanks so much Sean! It was good of you to bring your lovely family to the service. Hope to see you again soon.

  • John Parr Posted December 16, 2019 7:34 am

    Mr. Heafy and family. What a wonderful woman! I know Mrs. Heafy was one of my mom’s favorite friends. And she was always so friendly to us kids! I will have many fond memories of her and will keep her in my prayers, but more importantly I will ask her to pray for me and my family! God bless you in your time of grief. John Parr

    • Kathleen Heafey Boyle Posted December 23, 2019 8:22 pm

      Thanks so much John for remembering my mom! yes, those two were thick as thieves. I remember your mom Helen fondly.

  • Nancy J Wackerhagen Posted December 16, 2019 3:56 pm

    On behalf of all the Bertagni children (Sue, Monsignor Ted, Nancy, Steve, Tina & Jody), we send our deepest condolences to you Tom, and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Joan is now celebrating with our parents (Ted & Mary).

    • Kathleen Heafey Boyle Posted December 23, 2019 8:20 pm

      Thanks so much to the Bertagni family. I remember your wonderful father. He let me sit on his lap while he drove to bus to school because I cried every morning. I appreciate your words and I’m sure mom is having a laugh about the days of riding the bus to Holy Cross

  • Lucia Catania Posted December 17, 2019 2:25 pm

    This beautiful soul is among the blessed. In heaven. When you hear the bells ring, another angel received her wings. She shines bright as the sun and will warm the hearts of many more. Praise Jesus.

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