Nancy Jean Heaney (nee Uhlenbush), 71 years old, died suddenly on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Saint Clare's Hospital, Sussex, NJ. Born to William and Doris Uhlenbush in Ridgefield Park, NJ, she had lived in Hawthorne, NJ and Totowa, NJ for six years before moving to Glenwood, NJ 36 years ago.
Mrs. Heaney worked as a sales manager for the Ultra Chemical Division of Witco Chemical Corp. in Paterson, NJ for 25 years before retiring in 1985. She was a Life member of the Associates to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1002 and an avid donor to many veteran organizations and the local public services. She was a member of both the Hospitalized and Paralyzed Veterans of America Organizations and enjoyed reading, cooking and was a doting grandmother.
Mrs. Heaney was predeceased by a brother and his wife, Ted and Hazel Uhlenbush and a sister and her husband, Margaret and Joseph Walsh and was the beloved wife for 42 years of William Heaney of Glenwood, NJ. Devoted mother of Michael Gene Heaney of Sparta, NJ and Stephanie Ann Sales of Sussex, NJ. Loving grandmother of Jordan Krystopher, Michaela Grace, Madison Rose and Samantha Anne. Dear sister of Ronald Uhlenbush and his wife, Judy of West Winfield, NY. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, Vernon, NJ on Sunday, Sept. 9. Funeral service was to be held at the funeral home on Sept. 10. Interment followed at Glenwood Cemetery in Vernon Township. Memorial gifts to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1002 Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 463, Vernon, NJ 07462 or a favorite veteran charity would be appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com