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Obituaries > SHEEHAN, WILLIAM J., JR.

William J.Sheehan, 90, of Monroe Township, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Meadow Lakes Center in Hightstown. Born April 30, 1920, William owned his own construction company, Sheehan Construction and was a Tax Assessor for the Borough of Emerson and several other NJ municipalities. Mr. Sheehan was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the famed 1st Marine Raider Battalion. He was wounded in the battle of Guadalcanal for which he received a Purple Heart. He was a member of American Legion Post 266 in Emerson and was a longtime member of the Church of the Assumption in Emerson where he was active in the Holy Name Society. He was proud of the fact that his hobbies were his grandchildren and a home in Roscoe, NY. Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Mae C Sheehan, five children, Carolyn A Sheehan, Hamilton; Patricia E Bentley, Haddonfield; Kathleen M Sheehan-Fiorillo, Skillman; William K Sheehan, Richmond VA; and Nancy M. Sheehan, Cranbury. William is also survived by five grandchildren, Jean Bentley, Ann Bentley, Matthew Fiorillo, Gabrielle Fiorillo, Sophia Sheehan and one step-grandson, Jordan Thompson. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 9:30 AM, on Tuesday at Nativity of Our Lord R.C. Church, 185 Applegarth Road, Monroe Twp. NJ 08831. Burial with full military honors will be held at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home, 202 Stockton Street, Hightstown.