Michael B. Heneghan
1947 - 2019
Windsor Locks Funeral Home
441 Spring Street
Windsor Locks, CT
Michael Bryan Heneghan of Windsor Locks, CT peacefully passed away January 6, 2019. He was 71 years old. Mike loved his family, friends, and camping. He had a lifelong passion for sports. His devotion of over 45 years to the youth of Windsor Locks, CT was remarkable. Mike was born in Columbus, OH on June 10, 1947 to the late John and Catherine (Schirtzinger) Heneghan. Mike moved to Windsor Locks in the fourth grade. There, he met his wife Kathy (Heintz) at Pesci Park during the summer of 1972. They married in 1975 and raised their family in the town they loved. Sports were a big part of Coach Heneghan's life. Coaching youth sports was his calling. He ran distance for Windsor Locks High School. He then went on to coach a large and successful youth track team for the town in the 1970s. He coached soccer and basketball-with many years spent running a CYO basketball program and the town's 6th Grade All-Star program. He was a 45-year veteran coach of Little League baseball, leading the VFW team. He served as a Little League Administrator and travel basketball co-ordinator. He was a vice president of Connecticut Junior Soccer as well as the Windsor Locks Soccer Director. In addition, Mike served as a baseball and softball umpire, a basketball referee, and a soccer official. He enjoyed watching his son and daughter compete in sporting events-elementary school through college. Mike began his career working as the Physical Education Instructor at St. Mary School. He sold insurance for the Knights of Columbus. The majority of his career was spent working for the State of Connecticut's Department of Administrative Services. He served as Safety Coordinator, Fleet Operations for most of his 35-year tenure. Mike is survived by his immediate family-his wife of 43 years, Kathy (Heintz); his son, Daniel Heneghan of Springfield, MA; his daughter, Maureen Heneghan of Bronx, NY; and his favorite dog, Bailey. He will be missed by his brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Sally Heneghan of Agawam, MA; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret and Henry Hill of Torrington, CT; his brother-in-law, Joseph Griskewicz of Windsor Locks, CT; his nephew,Joseph Heneghan and his wife Amy of Westfield, MA; his nephew,Geoffrey Blum of West Hartford, CT; his niece, Kelly (Griskewicz) Goughary and her husband Robert of Fairfield, CT; and his nephew, Joseph Griskewicz of Windsor, CT. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family during visiting hours on Sunday, January 13, 2019, from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. Mary Church, 42 Spring St., Windsor Locks, CT. Guests are asked to meet at the church.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Windsor Locks Little League, W.L.L.L. c/o Mark Janick, 14 Codey Way, Windsor Locks, CT 06096. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit www.windsorlocksfuneralhome.com.
Published by Hartford Courant on Jan. 10, 2019.
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I will fondly remember Coach Heneghan for the great batting practices of standing next to him with balls in hand and on glove , waiting to give to feed his glove and hand. It made for interesting times when the batter connected and ripped one right at the pitching mound. Doing some math out this was probably 15 years ago or so, so he was almost 60 throwing batting practice for an entire team. What a guy, sending my condolences to Mrs Heneghan, and the rest of family.
Steve Wawruck III
March 3, 2019
I am so very sorry for the loss of mr heneghan. He was an amazing person and a great coach. I had the privelage of knowing him and being envolved with him through sports for years growing up as a child as well as his wonderful wife mrs heneghan. I also had the privilege of playing on the allstar baseball team two years in a row with him as our coach. He always worked us hard and encouraged us to be the best that we could be. With a great positive attitude, words of wisdom, and a heart of gold He will be forever loved and missed. My condolences and prayers to his family and friends and may we always remember mr "coach" michael heneghan and the love he shared for us. R.i.p coach sent with love and prayers.
Nathaniel Soto
February 5, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss! He will be missed! Xoxoxo
Sara from the barbershop
January 14, 2019
Dear Kathy,
I only met Mike once but it was the most important day of my life. He married us. He did a wonderful job. May your memories comfort you and all your family.

Caren Barry
Caren Barry
January 13, 2019
May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.
Kathy Kearns-Caso
January 12, 2019
Dear Kathy & Family,
I was very sorry to see this announcement when Vin & I went to St. Roberts for Mass this afternoon. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, Dan and Maureen.
Jane Oswecki
Jane Oswecki
January 12, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family coach Heneghan.
~Sierra Torres and Family
January 12, 2019
John Grasso
January 12, 2019
Condolences to the family.
Mike was a knowledgeable and helpful co worker with a good outlook on work and life.
Bob Sturm
January 11, 2019
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