It is with tremendous sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Peter Thomas McHeffey, age 64, of Shrewsbury. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He passed suddenly July 12.
He is predeceased by his parents Murray and Mickey McHeffey; brother David McHeffey; and nephew Keith McHeffey.
He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 44 years Christine Ganz McHeffey; his son Peter Thomas McHeffey Jr.; and his daughters Meredith Anne Price and her husband Sean Price and Caitlin Elizabeth Olesky. Peter also leaves behind his grandchildren whom he loved so much: his grandsons Cullan Sean Price and Aidan Joseph Olesky and granddaughters Isla Christine Price,
Keirra Dawn Price and Elle Sophia Olesky, due September 2018. Peter also leaves behind his siblings Lawrence McHeffey and his wife Lynn; Barbara Atkinson; Michael McHeffey; Connie Madigan and her husband Kevin; John McHeffey and his wife Jeanne; William McHeffey; Robert McHeffey and his wife Alison; and James McHeffey and his wife April. Peter leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Peter grew up in Little Silver and graduated from Red Bank Regional High School in 1971. He went on to further his education at Providence College in Rhode Island and ultimately spent many years working for Skiing Magazine and Motor Boating and Sailing Magazine. In his later years Peter was a very talented, self-employed painter and he enjoyed this profession very much.
Peter enjoyed life and easily made friends wherever he went. His greatest love was his children and grandchildren and he loved spending his time with them. Peter loved the New York Mets, the New York Giants, he loved playing golf and was a fantastic skier in his day. Peter especially loved his morning cup of coffee and his daily New York Times crossword puzzles which he often times finished front to back in pen.
Peter had many friends and was loved by all he met. He could always be counted on for his humor and wit and he will forever be missed and loved.
Funeral arrangements are private under the direction of Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank.
Dear Dad – forever we will have Chatham.
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