Thursday, 26 January 2023 13:54

Marilyn A. Heggen


MALTA — Marilyn A. Heggen, 91, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was born in Troy on September 3, 1931. She was the daughter of Charles J. and Frances V. (Geiger) Meehan. Raised in Latham, she was a graduate of Vincentian Institute in Albany. She worked for several years for the State of New York and the County of Saratoga.

Marilyn met her husband Arne E. Heggen when they were members of the Albany Single Ski Club. They were married for 53 years. Marilyn volunteered with many organizations, including as a religious education teacher at St. Mary’s in Ballston Spa, delivering Meals on Wheels, and with her children’s activities. She treasured her friendships, especially with her exercise and bridge groups. She also enjoyed many years of skiing and camping with her family and friends. She was a regular attendee at her grandchildren’s activities, games and events.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Arne E. Heggen, her son Arne C. Heggen, her brother Charles J. Meehan and her sisters Betty Murphy (the late James) and Frances Casserly (the late James).

Marilyn is survived by her children Karen A. Heggen (Peter S. Klotz, Sr.) of Malta; Mark E. (Jennifer) Heggen of Malta; Katherine (Thomas) F. Burke of Ballston Spa and her daughter-in-law Julie Arel (the late Arne C.) of Essex Junction, VT. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jacqueline Burke (fiancé Cory Adams), Meghan Burke Cochran (Quin), Andrew Heggen, Sophie Heggen, Matthew Heggen and Daniel Heggen, her sister-in-law B. Jane Meehan (the late Charles) of Latham, her longtime friend Elizabeth F. Kmen of Glenville, NY, and many nieces and nephews. 

Services were held Wednesday January 18 and Thursday, January 19, 2023. Memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn’s name to St. Mary’s School, 40 Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. To light a candle, visit us at

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