Marie Frances Hagarty (nee Cleary), daughter of Catherine Cleary (nee Brogan) of Balina, County Mayo, Ireland, and Patrick Cleary of Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. Her parents had planned to board the Titanic to emigrate to America, but it was overbooked. Marie was born in Chicago on Flag Day, June 14, 1925, and grew up in St. Adrian’s Parish. Loving wife of the late Brendan Joseph, Sr., who was 3 years, 3 months and 3 days older than her. Dearest Mother of Brendan, Jr., Retired Sgt. C.P.D., Mary (James) Burke, Frances (Joseph) Postel, Robert (Luci), James (Kitty) and Patricia (the late Lawrence) Lechner; loving grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 12; fond sister of the late John (the late Marge) Cleary, the late Sally Cleary, and the late Kathleen (the late William) Egan; sister-in-law of the late Frances (the late LeRoy) Wauck, the late Rt. Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Hagarty, and the late Marianna (the late Jack) McLaughlin. Loving Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Cooperator of Opus Dei. Mom wanted it mentioned in her obituary that she met Bob Hope. Mom was blessed and grateful for her many Myrtle Avenue neighbors who were like extended family to her and to all the Hagartys. She lived in the same house on Myrtle for almost 73 years. Mom and Dad were great faith-filled examples to their children, family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 17 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at Cooney Funeral Home located at 625 Busse Hwy. in Park Ridge. Funeral Tuesday, April 18 prayers at 9:30am at Cooney Funeral Home going to Immaculate Conception Church, 7211 West Talcott, Chicago for Mass at 10:00am. A livestream of Mass can be viewed at http://www.twitch.tv/icchicago Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of
flowers, Masses preferred.
For information please call 847-685-1002 or visit www.cooneyfuneralhome.com