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Louise (Brieger) Hegarty

July 31, 1913 ~ December 7, 2017 (age 104)

Mrs. Louise B. Hegarty passed away on December 7th, 2017.   Born in Taylor, Texas on July 31st, 1913, she was the youngest of five children and had a twin brother, Louis.  She attended Taylor High School in Texas from 1926-30, and St. Mary’s of the Woods College in Indiana from 1931-1932.   Mrs. Hegarty was married to Dr. Francis Hegarty for over 65 years, and spent most of her married life living in Fox Chapel.  She was an excellent cook and loved to entertain. Her children often joked that she should have published her own cookbook, and many of her recipes continue to be made at family celebrations.  Mrs. Hegarty was also an active volunteer.  She volunteered her time at the Veteran's Hospital each week for many years.   She also helped with Meals on Wheels by making sure there were drivers to deliver meals to shut-ins each week.  And she volunteered at Mercy Hospital, where Dr. Hegarty was on the staff for many years.  Mrs. Hegarty had a wide circle of friends; from her childhood in rural Texas, her 55 years living in the same house and raising a family in Fox Chapel, and finally at Longwood at Oakmont for nearly 25 years. As someone wrote in a card for her 100th birthday, she "epitomized love, faith and all that is good in this life."  Mrs. Hegarty was predeceased by her husband Dr. Francis Hegarty, and her oldest daughter Joan Sauers, as well as two son-in-laws, Harold Sauers and Paul Harrison.  She is survived by Karen Harrison of Hampstead, NC, Patrice Hegarty of Springfield, PA, Gail Fell of Rye Brook, NY and Brian Hegarty of Berkeley Heights, NJ, as well as ten grandchildren, and four great grand children.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10am in St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont, Pa.  EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.  Interment to follow in Christ Our Redeemer North Side Catholic Cemetery.   Arrangements entrusted to the English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 378 Maryland Ave. Oakmont, Pa 15139.  Donations may be sent to Birthright of Pittsburgh (at 160 N. Craig Street, Suite 200,The Omega Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. ).    

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