Carole T. Hegarty (nee Rath), age 82, beloved wife of the late Martin J. Hegarty; sister of the late Gloria Watkins, Thomas Rath and Mitzi Ludwig; beloved aunt and friend to many. A lifelong teacher, Carole began her career as a member of the Sinsinawa Dominicans in 1956 where she taught Grades 1, 2, 5 & and 8. In 1969 she left the order and became a Chicago Public School teacher where she taught at Smyth school for 24 years as a 1st Grade Teacher and then Special Education teacher. Carole earned two Masters Degrees in education. After retiring from teaching, she served as Director of Ministry Jesuit Collegian Program at Loyola University. She and her husband lived at East Point Tower for 40+ years, overlooking their beloved Lake Michigan. Carole was active in the St. Gertrude Church community and its choir, was an avid dog lover (most particularly Cocker Spaniels), a Notre Dame fan, reader, a calligrapher and meticulous photo album creator. Although she left the community life with the Dominicans decades earlier, she continued to pray, meditate and reflect on the meaning of the Gospels in her daily life. Visitation Saturday, November 10, 10 – 11 am at St. Gertrude Church, 1420 W Granville, Chicago until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Internment follows Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family asks for donations to PAWS Chicago (www.pawschicago.org
) or Alzheimer's Association
). For information Barr Funeral Home (773)743-4034, or condolences at BarrFuneralHome.com
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Nov. 9, 2018.