Donald Healey

Donald R. "Heals" Healey

Saturday, April 27th, 1935 - Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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Donald R. Healey “Heals” lived a life he loved from April 27, 1935 - December 2, 2019. He loved Sunday dinners and beers in the garage with his parents, the late Dennis and Louise Healey. He married the girl he loved, the late Judith Casey Healey. His proposal was a bit vague, so she sought advice from the “Dear Abby” column and luckily, he got the approval (true!). He loved her so much, he got two more girls, Kelli-Ann and Staci-Ann; and a son to level the playing field, Jim. In appreciation they grew his beloved family to include David, Tyler, Breanna, Kaycee; Thomas, Haley, Liam; Robin, Danny, Mike and Denise. The lucky guy also loved his police job. He walked the beat for fifty years and became a Hartford Legend (according to some biased old timers). Proudly wearing badge #1, he went on to become the longest serving police officer in the nation. He loved the banter with his police cronies, serving the people, his years on the bike, the traffic report gig from Traveler’s tower, and perhaps a free lunch or two (who’s counting!). His only complaints were stoplights, electricity bills, free samples that were too small, and the “clown” driving in front of him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 7th at 11:30am in the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect St., Wethersfield. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the GHPCU (Greater Hartford Police Credit Union), Patrolmen & Firemen Scholarship Fund, 253 High St., Hartford, CT 06103. Heals funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home. To extend online condolences and/or share a memory, please visit This is Don Healey, signing off. Be good!
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    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 11:30am
    Church of the Incarnation
    544 Prospect St
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    Fr. James M. Moran


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Karen Granger

Posted at 04:09pm
Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Don Healey after his passing last week. I knew Don (and Judy) briefly in the early 2000's and they were always very gracious. Knowing Don is happy again, by Judy's side, is what makes his passing a bit easier to accept. May God bless him and keep him for all eternity. With sympathy, Karen Granger

Ingrid Napoletano

Posted at 10:23pm
Officer Healy. The epitome of ‘officer friendly’. I met him when I was very little when my Dad (Neil Sullivan) was in the force with him. I went to nursery school with imone of his girls and had the please of knowing his wife Judy. He loved being a police officer, especially when he was riding his motorcycle. Even as an adult, I would always look for him at the parades. He always worked the parades in Hartford. He always had a smile, great stories and kind words to share. My prayers to his family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.

Roz zagaja

Posted at 09:16pm
Twenty five years being neighbors with Don and Judy, was a special time for warm friendships. Many wonderful memories are treasured. May Don be blessed with Gods greatest peace! My deepest condolences to the family.
Roz Zagaja


Posted at 08:39am
There is a giant hole in this world where Uncle Don stood. Words can not express how much he will be missed. He touched so many lives! Judy and Don are together again. Heaven has gained another angel.

Bernie Sullivan Chief Ret.HPD

Posted at 08:38pm
Please accept my sympathy on Dons passing.I can never remember Don other than with a
Smile on his face with a can do attitude!For all the years he served the job never changed him.He will be well remembered by those of us who had the pleasure of serving with him.May he Rest In Peace In that special place for those who wore the badge!

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