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Riewerts Memorial Home
Thursday November 4th, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Thursday November 4th, 2021
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St. Mary's RC Church
Friday November 5th, 2021

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Patrick J. Hegarty

Patrick J. Hegarty, 84, of Dumont passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 30, 2021. He was the loving husband and is survived by Rita (McCarty), his devoted wife of 63 years. Pat is also survived by his four loving children, Patrick of NY, Kevin and wife, Susan of Wayne, NJ, Kathleen Velazquez and her husband, Leo of Sarasota, FL, and Mary Ellen Breun and her husband, Chris of Dumont, NJ. Patrick was the loving grandfather to 6 adoring grandchildren: Jason and Kelliann Velazquez, Eric, Shannon and Tyler Breun, and Maura Hegarty and he will be greatly missed. He was also a beloved son, brother, cousin, and uncle, with many cherished friends.

Born in Bronx, NY, Pat retired from the federal government in 1992 following 35 years of service with the United States Postal Service. Twenty-one years later, he retired from the Dumont, NJ Board of Education. Pat is a Life Member and former Chief of the Dumont Volunteer Fire Department, and a Life Member of the NJ State Firemen's Association.

Family and friends may visit at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 South Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Friday, November 5, 2021 at St. Mary's RC Church, Dumont. Cremation will be private.

Memorial donations in Pat's memory may be made to St. Mary's RC Church, 280 Washington Avenue, Dumont, NJ 07628. Please indicate "Food Pantry - Patrick J. Hegarty" in the memo.

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Mr.Hegarty was always nice to me as a kid growing up.Prayers for the family.Rest in peace Mr Hegarty

Jimmy Nov 30 2021 7:12 PM

Rest in peace Pat, Condolences to the Hegarty family. My dad had passed away last year and we use to see Pat and Rita at Grants before Covid. He will be missed

Susan Casey Nov 5 2021 12:15 PM

Rest in Peace Pat!! You surely will be missed. Prayers and Condolences to the Hegarty Family.

Susan McCann Nov 5 2021 12:34 AM

Rest In Peace my old friend. Working alongside you all those Friday nights back in the 80's we're some of the most enjoyable times I've had. God bless, you will be missed

Chuck Hollis Nov 4 2021 10:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Patrick Hegarty

Deborah Duffy Nov 4 2021 4:09 PM

May the Memories you've shared provide Peace and Comfort to replace the Sadness you're all feeling at this difficult time.
With Caring Thoughts , Prayers and Our Deepest Sympathy
Love, Judy and Lou Bottone

Judy Lou Bottone Nov 3 2021 12:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Patrick Hegarty

Bottone Family Nov 3 2021 12:08 PM

"Dear Rita and Family
We are deeply saddened to learn of Pat's passing. I spent many nights sitting at the firehouse and just talking about life, I know he was very proud of all his family. Your father / husband was a GREAT man.
Independent Hose company will add Pat Hegarty to the internal plaque for his last fire call.
God Bless the Hegarty family
Rest in peace my friend
Kevin & Maggie Dunne

Kevin & Maggie Dunne Nov 2 2021 8:36 PM

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May he Rest In Peace . Vinny and Jane Galligan

Jane Galligan Nov 2 2021 1:38 PM

Sorry for your loss. Good friend and fellow firefighter. Fond memories of our times at the firehouse. Rest In Peace Chief. Allan and JoAnn Draper

Allan Draper Nov 2 2021 11:53 AM

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