HEGARTY, Maureen, aged 83 of West Roxbury, MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2023. Maureen was known for her beaming smile, endless fun energy and being a constant giver every minute of her life. She was the adored wife of 58 years of Cornelius “Neil” Hegarty; loving mother of John Hegarty of Ashburn, VA, Neil Hegarty of San Jose, CA, MaryKate Hegarty of Walpole, MA, Mike Hegarty of Walpole, MA; loving mother-in-law of Noreen Hegarty and Katie Hegarty; devoted grandmother of Colleen and Grace Hegarty, and Rory, Regan and Riley Hegarty.
Maureen was the daughter of the late John J. Cloherty Sr. and Della Darcy Cloherty of Galway, Ireland and Jamaica Plain. She was the sister of the late John J. “Jack” Cloherty and the late Thomas G. Cloherty, sister-in-law of Dorothy (Dwyer) Cloherty and Dorothy Dee Cloherty. She will be remembered fondly by her many nieces and nephews, and dear friends.
Maureen worked at the State House in Boston, MA for 47 years where she was the Executive Assistant for four House Speakers and numerous members of the Massachusetts Legislature. She loved local politics and could be seen working on Election Day at the Holy Name School in West Roxbury greeting all her friends and neighbors. More recently, she cherished spending time with her family, grandchildren and many friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, June 2, 2023 at Boston’s Basilica of Perpetual Help (Mission Church), 1545 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120.
Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Maureen Hegarty to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation: https://t2t.org/.