Hegarty, Martin J. Age 83, beloved husband of Carole (nee Rath); brother of the late James (Mary) and Annamae (John); beloved uncle to many and friend and inspiration to countless. Retired Industrial Psychologist, and founder of WEORC, an international organization to assist priests, ministers and religious men and women who transition from full-time church ministry. Co-Founder of WEORC, devoted member of ROMEOs, unwavering fan of Notre Dame. Visitation Wednesday, 5 7 pm at St. Gertrude Church 1420 W Granville, Chicago, until Mass of Christian Burial 7 pm. Gathering afterwards for stories and celebration afterwards in church Fellowship Hall. Interment Thursday 11 am at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, In lieu of flowers, family asks for donations to North Lawndale College Prep (1615 S. Christiana, Chicago 60623) or WEORC (1241 Anvil Court Addison, IL 60101). For information call Barr Funeral Home (773) 743-4034. Condolences for the family may be left at BarrFuneralHome.com.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Oct. 11, 2011.