Thaddeus James Heffernan
When Thaddeus James Heffernan was born on January 2, 1912, in New York City, New York, his father, Thomas, was 33 and his mother, Mary, was 34.He had four brothers Thomas, Patrick, Peter and Charles and two sisters Ann and Mary.
In Rye his family lived in Bulkley Manor and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. Before the war he was working for Consolidated Edison in the Bronx.
Thaddeus enlisted on April 11, 1941, in New York City, New York, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was 29 years old.
He married Mildred Margaret Rehfield in New York City, New York, on July 3, 1942, when he was 30 years old. They would have two children during their marriage.
Rye Boys In Armed Services Acknowledge Christmas Packages
Dear Friends: Received your very thoughtful gift and I must say thanks a million. Every article is very useful and I shall never forget your kindness.
THADDEUS J. HEFFERNAN
PAGE TWO THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, December 11, 1942
His brother Staff Sgt. Peter J. Heffernan was killed in action while serving in the U.S. Army Air Force in July 1944.
After the war Thaddeus would start his career in law enforcement. He was a highly decorated police officer and detective working out of precincts in the Bronx.
Name: Thaddeus James Heffernan
Birth Date: 2 Jan 1912
Birth Place: New York, United States
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Bronx, New York
Employer: Consolidated Edison Inc
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: Mary Arlington