Martin Hegarty
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
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our deepest sympathies. marty was open to all and helped many throughout the years. his smile and humor made him a joy to be around. may you cherish his fond memory.

pete & joanne mazza
November 15, 2011
East Point and Saint Gertrude's Parish along with Edgewater neighborhood in Chicago will be a sadder place without the humor and joy of Marty and the twinkle in his eye when he told a joke or just said "hi." Sympathy and condolences to Carol and Marty's family
Dr. Robert and Mrs. Agata Zagar
November 2, 2011
Carol and extended Hegarty families,
my prayers and sympathy are with you all
at this sad time.
Cousin Ann Nash (Hegarty)
October 17, 2011
Marty and my husband Tim talked on the phone every morning for about an hour. They shared thoughts and opinions about the Church and politics. Good friends . Now both are gone.

Jean Unsworth
October 15, 2011
Marty said the toast at my wedding reception. I think I gave him 5 minutes notice, but I knew he would give it the right amount of humor and meaning, and he did.
Dan Devine
October 14, 2011
i'll never forget what he told me at his mom's (aunt mary to me) wake, "don't cry for her she is in heaven we are the ones left behind to miss her." so i'm not scared for him just that much sadder for the rest us left behind.
maureen bommarito (Duffy)
October 14, 2011
Dear Carole, We are so sorry to be so far away and not able to attend the beautiful services scheduled for Marty. Our prayers are with you and all Marty's relatives and friends. May the angels welcome him into paradise. LaVerne and Gary
October 13, 2011
i'll never forget what he told me at his mom's (aunt mary to me) wake, "don't cry for her she is in heaven we are the ones left behind to miss her." so i'm not scared for him just that much sadder for the rest us left behind.
maureen bommarito (Duffy)
October 12, 2011
Carole, We (my whole family) always enjoyed our times with with Marty. I'll personally miss my philosophical discussions with him. I definitely benefited in having him as my "friend". We are really going to miss him! Marty would get a laugh from this, but if he can hear me, I must ask him to "put in a good word for me"! Warm regards, John Redell
John Redell
October 12, 2011
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Marty's family and friends in your time of loss. Marty was a very kind man and I had the pleasure serving him and the rest of the Romeos for many years at Gullivers. He will be missed.
Kat Kanavos
October 12, 2011
Our thoughts are with all who knew and loved Marty, our prayers are with you Carol. Marty was a tremendous help to me back in 1970. And throughout the years, he was always present at Mass when one of the priests died - active or resigned - in my religious community. (Scalabrinians). Marty, you proclaimed the Gospel eloquently.
Elaine & Ernie Basile
October 12, 2011
carol so sorry to hear prayers are with you always enjoyed when we visit love maureen
maureen leyden
October 12, 2011
October 12, 2011
Carol, our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy are with you in the loss of Marty! You were both very special to us...helped us grow in love for God and His people. We think back often to the sharing we did during those times in Waukegan!

Frank and Mary Jane Merlo
October 11, 2011
Frank McCarthy, friend of Marty, put me in touch with Marty when I left religious life almost 40 years ago. I did have a chance to meet Marty and Carol in that same time frame but was an "easterner" and so had little time in Chicago - but Marty's network was domestic and international. His reward will be immense for all the charity that he extended to those of us who were "newbies" and fresh out of religious life. May he rest in peace and THANKS, MARTY!
Dave Reedy
October 11, 2011
To the family of Martin Hegarty I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort. "He is healing the brokenhearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots." -Psalm 147:3
October 11, 2011
We are sure there is a better place after our time on earth is over and we know that Marty will be there swimming every day! We love you both,

Regina and Tom Fraser
October 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Jennifer Lugiai
October 11, 2011
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