Dennis G. Heaney


Dennis G. Heaney, 69, formerly of Park Ridge, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on September 10, 2018, surrounded by his wife of 30 years, Jean TumSuden Heaney and his loving family. Born in Brooklyn, NY on August 9, 1949, he was the son of Thomas Heaney and Madeline Callahan.

Dennis enlisted in the US Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam as a radio operator. He was a proud member of the New York City Fire Department for 25 years. He was stationed at Ladder Company 157 in Brooklyn. He was a first responder on September 11th and lost many colleagues and friends on that historic day, and in the years that followed from event related illnesses.

He is predeceased by his parents, his nephew Donald J. Farrell, III and brother in law Paul A. Casares. Dennis is survived by his beloved wife Jean; his siblings Carol O’Keefe (Joe), Maureen Botticelli (Pat), Sharon Casares, Kevin Heaney, Kathy Farrell (Donald), and Timothy Heaney (Denise); special in-laws Anne Greene (David), Jim TumSuden (Ellen), and John TumSuden (Traci). Dennis had a great affection for all his nieces and nephews and especially his godchildren Jamie Mitchell, Katie Kenefick, Caitlin Farrell and Connor Heaney.

Funeral services will be held 9am Monday, September 17 at Corpus Christi Church, 2001 Route 9, Round Lake. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 16 from 3pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Dennis may be made to the NYC Firefighters Burn Center Foundation.

Guest Book

Marvin Ceglio

Sorry to hear about your passing will miss you at our get together always looked forward to seeing you and talking my longtime friend. RIP Prayers for the family .

Bill Rohe - L157

Dennis a proud Marine and member of The Flatbush Trucking Company (Ladder 157). It doesn’t get any better than that. Deepest sympathy- Bill and Pat Rohe

Francis Marino Jr

Dennis will be missed by many of his friends and family. He was one of those guys that was kind and giving. He will always be remembered in my mind as a great guy. Rest In Peace Dennis my friend

Roy Cotignola, FDNY

I worked with Dennis as a Firefighter on Rogers Ave. . I'll share my memories of Dennis. He wasn't a man of many words, but he didn't need many, you always knew where he was coming from. He was a great senior man. He was respected for both, his service to our country (The Military) and to the City as a member of The FDNY. He was fair to everyone and treated all with respect. It was an honor working with Dennis. His presence made us all better people. God bless you My Brother, may you Rest In Peace.

Chris Pohevitz

I am truly sorry for your loss and will miss Dennis and Chicken Marsala. He was a great guy and will be missed by all.

Susan Rothstein

My thoughts and prayers are with you on this sad day. Dennis was a great guy and he will truly be missed.

Sherri Yingst

Best wishes to the Heaney family during this difficult time.

Sherri Yingst

Colin Somerville

My heart goes out to you & the entire family Jeanie. Dennis was a very special person, not only serving his country but 25 years as one of New York's finest.
He always had a smile on his face, great sense of humor and fun to be with. Will be missed by all but never forgotten. May the fun memories be a source of comfort at this very sad time.
Dennis is resting comfortably now and out of pain.
Bless you Jeanie & family.

Mike Scotto, Lt. FDNY

I had the honor and privilege to work with Den in Lad. 157. He was cool and calm under fire conditions. He gave our company a great deal of pride. Those who worked with him know this. He was a very good golfer. He proved this at our company olympics. I am saddened by his passing. May his family except my family’s condolences. RIP Denbo. Fraternally, Mike, Hilary and Family.

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Eugene Fox

I worked with Dennis on Rogers Ave l-157 for 10 years, he was a great fireman, and I admired his service to this country in Vietnam. His sense of humor was always present . Dennis you will be missed but never forgotten. To Jeannie I know it has been years since flatbush but I will remember him saying "Jeannie Beanie Heaney" rest assured he will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Brother job well done.

Eileen and Robert Taylor

We are deeply saddened to hear our friend of 28 years has passed on. Dennis was a soldier who protected us and this country. He was one of the NYC bravest. A man who brought a smile laughter and good memories at 2195 East 22nd Street Brooklyn, NY. His job was done here. The Lord couldn’t ask for anything more from Dennis. It’s time to come home. You will be missed Dennis Rest In Peace. ❤️ Jeanie, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with all of us. ❤️

Dana Padula

Dennis was an extremely special man who will truly be missed. He was like family to me and I feel extremely lucky to have had the chance to know him and been a part of his life. His courage, charm, wit and warmth is something that you do not come by everyday. My heart goes out to all of his family, especially his sweet wife Jean. The love that I witnessed between the two of them was very special and beautiful to see. I, as I know many other people will carry his memory with deep fondness and I will always smile when I think of him. Prayers for the Heaney Family.

Karin and Dave Whalen

We are saddened to hear of the loss of Dennis. He was a wonderful person to get to know. He always had a smile on his face and that smile always made me smile. He was a special person and will be missed. Our thoughts, prayers and love to Jeanne and the entire family.

George "Spanky" Shea

My heart goes out to Jeanie and her family. Dennis was very special to the members of The Jollyrogers in the FDNY. He was one of the best senior men Ladder 157 has produced. All of us admired his dedication to the USMC and the FDNY. He gave so much of himself to the United States, the State of NY and especially, NYC. God Bless Dennis G. Heaney. Prayers to the Heaney family.