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Dr. Gloria Volini Heffernan died on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Austin, TX. She was 89 years old. Born in Chicago, IL in 1927, she was the second of Dr. Italo and Marcella Volini's ten children. After graduating summa cum lauded from Loyola's University's Stritch School of Medicine , she married medical school classmate Dr. Bart Heffernan. They had five children. Animated by a keen sense of justice and a desire to heal, the Drs Heffernan worked tirelessly for the protection of unborn children, helping to found several pro-life organizations. Dr. Volini Heffernan was preceded in death by her husband Bart, and her grandson, Mateo Austin Swan. She is survived by four siblings , Yolanda Hoffman, Dolores Horan, Patricia Volini, and Thomas Volini, her five children, Bart and Fred Heffernan, Italia (Jerry) Swan, Mary (Gilles) Costa Gauthier, Jeanne (David) Schindler, thirteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday October 7, 9:30 am from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., to Queen of All Saints Basilica for Mass at 10:00 am. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Americans United for Life, 3101 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 525, Arlington, VA 22201. Visitation Friday 3-7 pm. Info 773-736-3833 or visit Dr. Heffernan's memorial at www.smithcorcoran.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Oct. 4, 2017
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