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Sturgis, Elizabeth J.

Elizabeth J. “Jan” Heffernan-Sturgis, a resident of Westwood for the past 24 years, and formerly of Hyde Park, died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, February 14, 2013.  “Herb called her home to him on Valentine’s Day.”  She was 78.  Jan was born October 21, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the ten children of Ross Landers and Catherine Helen (Cotter) Stronach.  She worked as a buyer for Instron in Canton for 27 years until her retirement in 2002.  In September 0f 2003 Jan married Herb Sturgis.  Herb passed away in March of 2010.  Jan is survived by her daughter, Diane Elizabeth Heffernan-Joslin of Springhill, Florida; her two sons, Robert Michael Heffernan of Westwood, and Patrick Murray Heffernan of Brockton; her sister, Kathleen Miskell, of Southbridge; seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.  She was the sister of the late Mary Windsor, Midge Stronach, Eva Burton,  Florence Kimball, Charlie Stronach, Joe Stronach, Cliff Stronach, and Norman Stronach. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Wednesday at 10 AM at the funeral home followed by burial in New Westwood Cemetery.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Debbie Stronach Graziano
    February 16th, 2013 | 6:33 pm

    dear auntie J (crash)may you rest in peace now Give my love to all that went before you I will think of you often and remember you often. My condolences to Diane, Robert and Patrick along with the rest of the family. Rest in peace and go with God.

  2. Kelly Heffernan
    February 17th, 2013 | 9:15 am

    We love and miss you!

  3. Tom,Joselyn,Cody Perry
    February 17th, 2013 | 10:35 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very sad time.
    Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies,
    Tom, Joselyn and Cody Perry (U14 Conquistadors Hockey Team)

  4. Terry West
    February 18th, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Terry & Skip West

  5. Eileen Gilley
    February 18th, 2013 | 6:18 pm

    My heart goes out to the whole family but most especially to Patrick, Bob, and Diane, who is my very closest and most cherished friend. I know personally how hard it is to say goodbye to your mom. I wish I could have been there in person but please know you’re all in my prayers.

  6. Bruce Cunningham
    February 19th, 2013 | 8:31 am

    Having worked with Jan for many years, I was sorry to hear that she passed away. I just spoke with her several weeks back and had a nice talk with her. We had been touching base over the years and it was always good to reminisce with her.

  7. Judie Aliano
    February 19th, 2013 | 9:20 am

    I am so sorry to learn of Jan’s passing. I worked with Jan and Herb for many years at Instron. I will always remember her for her crazy sense of humor and fantastic stories. Please know that I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

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