Mrs. Heron was born in Goldens Bridge, N.Y., daughter of the late Harry and Alice (Wright) Dale.
She attended Danbury High School and spent most of her life in Danbury.
She was a longtime member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.
Mrs. Heron is survived by a son, Patrick J. Heron II and his wife, Dorice, of Newtown; a daughter, Patti Ann Heron-Sugg and her husband, John, of Davidson, N.C.; three sisters, Sally Shail and her husband, Donald, of Bridgewater, Kaye Ann Dibble and her husband, Floyd, of Rochester, N.Y., and Judith Dale, of Brookfield; four grandchildren, Nicolas Heron, Michael Heron, Christopher Vasquez and Gabrielle Sugg; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a son, Timothy Heron.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury, today (Friday) at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery in Danbury.
The Green Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06050.