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Patrick Joseph Hart Jr.


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Patrick Joseph Hart Jr. Obituary
November 8, 1938 - September 29, 2017 Patrick J. Hart, Jr., 78, longtime resident of Palos Verdes Estates, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2017 after a brief illness. Patrick was born on November 8, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Patrick graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A degree in English and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Patrick was a devoted parishioner at St. John Fisher Catholic Church where he served in several ministries including the Adult Education Board, Capital Campaign Committee to build a new church, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), and the Moral Reasoning Program dedicated to the study of Thomas Aquinas as a framework to address Moral Issues. He had worked on the campaigns of several Republican Presidential candidates during the past twenty years. He was a member of the Union Club of Boston, the Jonathan Club of Los Angeles and the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes Estates. Patrick was a proud member of The Order of Malta. He was the son of the late Patrick Joseph Hart, Sr., formerly of Nashua, NH, and the late Anna (Donnelly) Hart, formerly of Natick, MA. Patrick is survived by five children: Bridget (Hart) Schumock of Portland, OR, Megan Hart of Boise, ID, Kevin Hart of Boston, MA, Michael Hart of Boston, MA, and Erin Hart of New York, and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his former wife, Suzan (MacDonald) Hart of Palos Verdes, CA. Patrick is also survived by his sister Jacqueline (Hart) Leach & her husband Richard of Scituate, MA, Michael P. Hart and his wife Diane (Carney) Hart of Wellesley, MA, and Stephen D. Hart of Yarmouth, ME, as well as several nieces and nephews. The Church Vigil and Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. John Fisher Catholic Church. The Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the same church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patrick's memory to Little Sisters of the Poor, 2100 S. Western Ave., San Pedro, CA 90732. Please visit www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 5, 2017
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