John J. Sheehan, 68, producer with Group W’s WBZ-TV Boston during the 1950s, died Dec. 15 in Winchester, Mass., of heart disease.

During the ’50s, he produced the late newscast as well as the “Boomtown” and “Swanboat” programs. In recent years he was a program manager at Mitre Corp. and at Hanscom Field.

Survived by his wife, two sons, four daughters, two brothers, sister and seven grandchildren.

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