Thomas Heise

Heise, Thomas J. of Burlington, formerly of Somerville, Oct. 16. Late owner of PATCO Transmission in Wakefield. Beloved husband of Shirley L. (Poingdester). Loving father of Stephen Cabral of Mesa, AZ, Robert Cabral & his wife Julia of Kennebunk, ME, Sandra McNutt of Lowell, and Karen Sheehan & her husband Dennis of Chelmsford. Father-in-law of the late Donald McNutt. Brother of Frances McKenna of Halifax, MA, and the late John Heise. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A lifelong sportsman and outdoorsman, Tom enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and snowmobiling. His enjoyment of these activities was increased immensely when shared with his family, creating an untold amount of happy memories. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Chapel of The E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Building 81, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA on Wednesday, October 23 at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorials in Toms name may be made to the VA Medical Center, Voluntary Services, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, please note in memo line: To be used for residents of 4C for comfort and relaxation. For directions, obituary & online guestbook see or

Published in The Burlington Union from Oct. 22 to Oct. 29, 2013