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S.S.E. Joseph L. Hart


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S.S.E. Joseph L. Hart Obituary
Hart, S.S.E., Joseph L.
Sep. 12, 1925 - Mar. 18, 2016
Rev. Joseph L. Hart, S.S.E, 90, of Englewood, FL, died on March 18, 2016. Father Hart, son of C. Joseph and Catherine (Murray) Hart, was born on September 12, 1925, in Boston, MA. He was a professed member of the Society of Saint Edmund for 66 years and an Edmundite priest for over 60 years.
Fr. Hart graduated from Saint Michael's College in 1951 and was ordained in 1955. Fr. Hart served one year in Raleigh, NC, three years at St. Catherine's Parish in Elizabeth City, NC, and three years at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Mobile, AL. After obtaining his doctorate at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in 1965, Fr. Hart began a nine year assignment at St. Michael's College which included the positions of Academic Dean and Director of Counseling and Testing. From 1974-1988, Fr. Hart ministered at the House of Affirmation as psychotherapist and then became Director. In 1988, he joined the faculty at St. Michael's College until 1990, when he was elected 12th Superior General of the Society of St. Edmund. Fr. Hart retired in 1998, residing in Englewood, FL.
Besides his brothers in religion, Father Hart is survived by his niece, Monica Barber Raffel and her children, Will, Chris and Leigh Barber and niece, Judy Harrington and her husband, Alfred.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 770 Kilbourne Avenue, Englewood, FL on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at l:00 p.m. at Merrill Cemetery, Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Edmundite Southern Missions, 1428 Broad Street, Selma, AL 36701.
Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Herald Tribune from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2016
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