MONTCLAIR, NJ -- David Francis Hegarty, 49, of Upper Gwynedd, PA, died suddenly on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Son of the late Thomas and Mary Hegarty, he is survived by his wife, Peggy Schnugg Hegarty; his children, Brendan, Laura and Jennifer; four brothers, Denis Hegarty of Glin, Co. Limerick, Ireland and his wife Margaret; Thomas Hegarty of Hollywood, FL and his wife Jennie; Jay Hegarty of Tullamore, Co. Kerry, Ireland; and John Hegarty of Chester, NY and his wife Leslie; his sister, Josephine Hegarty Farley of Staten Island and her husband John; and a number of nephews and nieces.

Born and raised in Tullamore, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland, David had also resided in Dunellen, NJ and Lee County, GA before moving to Upper Gwynedd. He was a graduate of St. Michael's College in Listowel, The Institute of Technology Tralee, University College Cork, and received a B.S. in Chemistry from Seton Hall University in NJ He was employed by Exxon and Amoco in N.J. and then worked for Merck for 22 years in Rahway, NJ, Albany, GA, and West Point, PA; most recently as an Associate Director and Director.

Visitation was held on Monday, November 26, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park Street, Upper Montclair, NJ. Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Cassian's Church, 187 Bellevue Ave, Upper Montclair, N.J. Interment will be at the Lislaughlin Abbey Cemetery, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

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Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home

Montclair, NJ 973/ 744-4346