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“We are so sorry for your loss. George was a sweet man, a good father and grandfather. Our prayers are with the whole family during this time of...Read More »
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“The Carle Family is very sorry for your loss, George was a sweet man. We pray that God will comfort all of you during this time of sorrow. We will...Read More »
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“Greg, Chris Mary Ellen and Patricia, Our thoughs are with you at this time of loss. One vivid memory I have of George is that he used to paint one...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Richard Stafford - Windsor, CT

“Mary Ellen, Patricia, Greg and Chris,It was with a sad heart that I read of George's passing. I immediately sat and reminisced about our good...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Janet Stafford - Windsor, CT

“Dear Greg, Just heard the news of your father's passing. Just wanted to reach out and send my condolences to you and your family for the loss. My...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Your father was a good man whom loved his wife Joan and his four children.you will be in my prayers during these difficult times. love Jeanne heppner ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: jeanne Heppner - fleming island, FL

“I am so sorry to all my cousins Maryellen,Greg,Chris and Patricia for the passing of there loving father George Whom they took such loving care of...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: ellen burgher-heppner - FL

“George and Joan would travel with us as part of the St Joseph College travel group. His post trip slide shows were always a highlight of our post...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Patty Resony Baker - Leland, NC

“Very sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Alice Lukasik - New Britain, CT

“Matt and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
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George E. Heppner, 93, of West Hartford, husband of the late Joan (Muldoon) Heppner, died Friday, February 10, 2017 at St. Mary Home. Born in Hartford, the son of the late George and Lillian (Garland) Heppner, he grew up in Hartford and graduated from Hartford High School, Class of 1941. During WW II, George volunteered and served with the U.S. Army. Afterwards, he went on to graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Class of 1951, and worked as the City Engineer for the City of Hartford for over 35 years, retiring in 1987. George and Joan married in 1957 and made their home in West Hartford.

George was a lifelong member of American Society of Civil Engineers and a past president of their CT Chapter. He was a charter member of the Church of St. Peter Claver, a member of the West Hartford Squires and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. George was an avid photographer and travelled extensively with Joan later in life. He would present slides shows locally featuring pictures that captured the places they had visited. He was also a talented handy man and was always eager to help family with home renovations or repairs.

George leaves four children and their spouses, Mary Ellen and Andrew Maly of San Antonio, TX, Christopher G. and Ewa Heppner of New Britain, CT, Gregory F. and Kathleen Duggan of Wenham, MA, and Patricia H. and Michael Quinn of Norridgewock, ME; eight grandchildren, Colleen Robinson and her husband Ryan, Michael Heppner, Caroline Heppner, Jennifer Heppner, Alexander Maly, Kevin Heppner, Nikki Maly, and Kerianne Heppner; and his sister-in-law, Jeanne Heppner. He was predeceased by a brother, Francis Heppner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Church of Saint Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant Street, West Hartford. Burial will follow at the Mount Saint Benedict, Bloomfield. Calling hours will be 8:30-9:30am on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main Street, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.