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Colin James Heffernan

July 25, 1989 - September 4, 2019

Colin James Heffernan, left this world all too soon, leaving behind his exuberance for life and the memory of his special smile on September 4, 2019.  Born on July 25, 1989, over the next 30 years he lived life to the fullest.

He played varsity football and participated in the state championship all four years that he attended Concord High School.  After graduating in 2007, he attended West Chester University on a football scholarship.

He was a free spirit and worked most of his career as a lighting director freelancing, which gave him the freedom to work big venues all across the country.  He was especially proud of working at three Superbowls and Coachella.

Colin loved nature, hiking, fishing and photography.  Besides football, growing up he played baseball and was a championship swimmer.  He loved boating, jet skiing and in winter he took to the slopes on his snow board.  He had a great love for all kinds of music and played keyboard and guitar.  He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.

He is survived by his mother and father, Rose and Jim Heffernan; sister and brother-in-law, Kelsey and Johnathon Thompson; niece, Julia Thompson; and a huge extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was in a long term relationship with the love of his life, Rachel Huizing.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 11 am.  Interment will be held privately.          

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Colin’s memory to atTAcK addiction, P.O. Box 36, Bear, DE 19701.

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  • There are no words to express my heart ache. Colin you were apart of our family for well over a decade. I know you loved my daughter deeply. And she loves you beyond measure. I will hold you in my heat always πŸ’” Fly with angels and watch over Rae. Until we meet again 😘

  • I will miss you my friend

  • I have no words, only tears and wonderful memories of Colin. He was apart of our family for years , we all had our special love for him! Always welcome in my home , he showed up with a great smile and a willingness to help out. I will miss this loving caring man in our lives!! May he Rest In Peace knowing how much he was loved ! God speed dear Colin, your s special angel πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’“πŸˆπŸ˜₯βœŒπŸΌπŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ¦€πŸ πŸ€πŸŒžπŸŒ»πŸ’«πŸ•πŸš£β€β™‚οΈπŸ₯‡πŸŽΌπŸŽβœˆοΈβ›±πŸβ›ΊοΈπŸ“½πŸ’‘πŸ’°βš™οΈπŸ“©πŸŽπŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Were do i begin. i am at a loss for words. Colin was a huge part of our family for years, from the beach trips to dropping him and Tommy off at dance clubs, Colin would always come out say ” My Cassidy I had to watch Tommy’s back again he kicked ass on the dance floor ” he was always there for people. We lost a great person that was not ready to leave this earth. I reach out with thoughts and prayers to Rose and Jim for this heavy loss. Nothing anybody can say or do to ease this. I have cried for your Colins move to the other side. If anything is needed from me or my family please reach out.
    Tom Cassidy

  • Rest in Peace Colin! You were a wonderful young man, a true friend to my son Tommy. Our family has wonderful memories with you. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and girlfriend. Keep watching over everyone!

  • Colin was truly such a kind hearted, down to earth person. My heart is hurting for you all. He was loved by so many and he will be missed so much. I’m praying so hard for everyone and will continue to lift you up in prayer. Sending lots of love and hugs!

  • Peace be with you.

  • So sorry for the families loss. From the Concord Cafeteria Ladies RIP. You were a great person and a Pleasure to serve you. Praying for your family Concord Cafeteria Ladies

  • Brittany and I wanted to let you know that you have our greatest sympathy, and our hearts are truly saddened by this news.
    Colin, was more than just a wonderful person, he was always so kind and considerate to others.
    We will cherish the memories of Colin in a special place in our hearts.
    Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
    Sending big hugs to you all from Texas.

  • God be with you all at this most difficult time.

  • My Condolences and Respect to his Family in This Hard Time.

  • Oh Colin, I got nothing here πŸ˜₯really gonna miss you sweetie. Till we meet again I’ll save you a spot at my table love you, please watch over Rae. Love aunt Kelly πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’”πŸ€—

  • I don’t know how to find the words to honor you. What I do know is, that this is true heartache. Losing you has forever altered our lives. You were so many things to so many people. I always told you how proud I was of you, I still am Col. I always will be. We had such a special bond. I am holding that close to my heart, along with over a decade of memories, laughs and heart to hearts. The genuine and immeasurable love you and Rae shared is what people search for their entire lives. Continue to protect her and guide her, as you always did. Your soul is a part of her now. I can’t wrap my head around a future without you in it, none of us can. I miss you beyond words and love you very much. We will keep your memory alive forever, I promise you that. β™₯️

  • ColinπŸ’” My heart is so heavy. My Prayers go out to all of your friends and family . You have touched so many people who now hold a permanent spot for you in there hearts. May all of the wonderful memories of you live on forever. Rest In Peace Angel

  • Jim and Family..
    I am Truly saddened by this news. My heart aches for you and Your family. May Colin RIP.

  • Colin- you are an amazing man. We spoke about God and many other things together. You had an amazing spirit and a kind heart. Keeping your family in my prayers.

  • My heart and prayers go out to all family and friends. Rachel, I am praying.for you.

  • We send our sincerest sympathies and prayers to all of you πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜˜ It is truly heartbreaking πŸ’” Loved by so many and way to young to be gone 😒 Rest In Peace Colin (my “Malibu” Ken) you have forever made a space in all of our hearts ❀️ May you be at peace and with the angels ❀️ Prayers To All πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  • I am so sorry for your tremendous heartbreaking loss! My thoughts are with you and your family! Colin was always a very nice when I was around him! I pray that the Love of family, friends and even strangers somehow provide some comfort through your grief!