fish Jack who we found in the freezer last week Left to squabble over his vast fortune real estate holdings and treasures are his three daughters Michelle Heller Andrew Bennett of Newton MA Lisette Heller Lenny Estelle of Ivoryton CT and Monique Heller John Parnoff of Old Lyme CT He relished his role as Papa and Grampa Joe to Zachary Maxwell and Emily Bennett Megan Mackenzie and Ryan Korcak and Giovanna and Mattea Parnoff and hopes that he taught at least one of them to cuss properly Left with decades of fond and colorful memories are his siblings Pat Bedard of Madison Richard Pat Heller of Oxford and Kathy Heller of Killingworth sisters-in-law Kathy McGowan of Niantic and Diane Breslin of Killingworth and 14 nieces and nephews No flowers please The family is seeking donations to offset the expense of publishing an exceedingly long obituary which would have really pissed Joe off Seriously what would have made him the happiest is for you to go have a cup of coffee with a friend and bullsh't about his antics or play a harmless prank on some unsuspecting sap If we still haven't dissuaded you and you feel compelled to waste your hard-earned money to honor his memory donations may be sent to Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association PO Box 667 Gulfport MS 39502 A celebration of his life with Joe laid out in all his glory will be held on Thursday September 12 at the Essex Fire Department 11 Saybrook Road from 4-7 A light dinner will be served as Joe felt no get-together was complete without food None of his leftovers or kitchen concoctions will be pawned off on any unsuspecting guests Feel free to be as late as you'd like as Joe was never on time for anything because of the aforementioned napping habits Joe despised formality and stuffiness and would really be ticked off if you showed up in a suit Dress comfortably The family encourages you to don the most inappropriate T-Shirt that you are comfortable being seen in public with as Joe often did Everybody has a Joe story and we'd love to hear them all Joe faced his death and his mortality as he did with his life face on often telling us that when he dropped dead to dig a hole in the back yard and just roll him in Much to his disappointment he will be properly interred with full military honors and maybe Jack next to his wife on Friday September 13 at 1000 am in Centerbrook Cemetery The family is forever in debt to his neighbor Barry Peterson for all of his help in recent years We couldn't have done it without you Sorry Mom Lisette and I did the best we could to take care of him and keep him out of your hair as long as we could Back in your court now Add Condolence Meme











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