John J. Sheehan

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.

More Scene

  • Ryan Murphy Pose

    Ryan Murphy on 'Showrunning as Advocacy' and the Post-Me Too 'Age of Enlightenment'

    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 […]

  • 'The Sinner' film premiere

    Jessica Biel Closes Her Kid-Friendly Au Fudge Restaurant

    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 […]

  • Comedy Converstion with L to R:

    Just for Laughs Festival Honors Tiffany Haddish, Hannah Gadsby, More

    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 […]

  • Paul Krassner Memoir Illustration

    Paul Krassner on Resisting With Humor

    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 […]

  • Just for Laughs Festival Montreal

    Just for Laughs Festival Is the Coachella of Comedy

    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 […]

  • National Comedy Center Set To Open

    National Comedy Center Set To Open During Lucille Ball Fest

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content