Daniel Joseph Hogarty of Cedar Grove, formerly of Montclair, died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his wife and daughters, on Sept. 23, 2020. He was 82.
Mr. Hogarty attended St John’s University and enjoyed a long and successful career in the field of information technology before ultimately retiring from the Circuit Court in the City of Orange in 2013.
Spending time with his family was his favorite pastime, particularly during summers at Cranberry and Moosic lakes. He also enjoyed playing tennis, bowling at the Commonwealth Club, dinners out with friends, training in the art of tai chi and spending many hours tracing family history while working on “The Cousin’s Book.”
His special super power was an ability to make others around him always feel welcome. His kindness, quick wit and dry sense of humor will be missed by all, and were the traits that were especially evident through his last days.
Mr. Hogarty is survived by his loving wife, Mary Louise (nee Hennemuth), and his daughters, Kristen Kolek and husband Keith of Essex Fells and Meghan Brady and husband Michael of Monkton, Md. He was the cherished brother of Edward Hogarty and wife Mary Ann and of Carol Shay and her late husband Jim, a loved brother-in-law to Judy Sweeney and her late husband Alan, John Hennemuth and his wife Dee, Susan Hennemuth and Kurt Hennemuth and his wife Peggy. Perhaps his favorite role was as “Papa” to his eight grandchildren, Spencer, Riley, Paige and Madison Kolek, and Mackenzie, Ian, Cara and Lila Brady. He was a loving uncle to his many nieces and nephews and a devoted friend to all the friends he made along the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Dolly (nee Horan) Hogarty, and his sister, Maureen Hogarty, all of Staten Island.
Visitation will take place on Friday, Sept. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St., Montclair, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Cassian Church, 187 Bellevue Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair. For directions and online condolences please visit www.moriartyfh.com
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Cycle for Survival or Little Sisters of the Poor.