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Norwood Obituaries: John Hegarty

John C. Hegarty, of Norwood, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

Obituary from the Gillooly Funeral Home website.

John C. Hegarty, of Norwood, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

Mr. Hegarty graduated from Boston Latin School in 1951, earned his Bachelor's Degree from Boston College in 1955, Master's Degree from the University of Maryland in 1958, and PhD from Boston University in 1970. While in graduate school, he worked at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and later retired after 32 years as a Professor from Bentley College. He authored text books on calculus and statistics.

Mr. Hegarty loved playing tennis and enjoyed golf. He was a great family man with a good sense of humor.

He was the beloved husband of Marie (Devettere) Kearns; loving father of John C. Hegarty, Jr. of Weymouth, Anne Kearns and her husband Joseph of Norwood, Susan Donato and her husband David of North Andover, and Karen Hegarty of Wellesley; cherished grandfather of Michael and Elizabeth Kearns and Kevin and Nicole Donato; devoted brother of Margaret Krug of Foxborough, Robert Hegarty of Boston, and the late Martin and Thomas Hegarty. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 19 at 8 a.m. from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment will follow the Mass in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, October 18 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of John C. Hegarty may be made to the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108, Rockville, MD 20850.

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