Hi Carol. Mike Heavey here from Ireland. The Heaveys are originally from Ireland, county Roscommon mainly. Many emigrtaed to the States post 1845 and I have records of a John Heavey who fought and died for the 24th Mass. Volunteers in the Civil War in 1863 near Charleston, S.C.. His descendants, may include Irene. By the way, I have a sister named Irene Heavey also. If you want to contact me my address is firstname.lastname@example.org Regards Mike.