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Sally P. O’Hare, (nee Connolly), 84, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at her home in Kearny, NJ.
The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mrs. O’Hare was born in Mhow, India. She then lived in Ballymoney , Ireland before moving to Belfast, Ireland. She immigrated to this country in 1957 and settled in Kearny.
She was a computer operator for Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Newark, NJ for 26 years before retiring in 1994.
Sally's life centered around her church, faith, family and friends. However, she was also a long time, die-hard, suffering Mets fan. Even on the last day of the season with the Mets well out of contention by 20 games or more, she would be cheering as if they were in first place. She loved her trips to Atlantic City and her visits to her financial advisor (otherwise known as a lottery ticket dealer) to make her investments.
Sally is survived by her husband, Paul A. O’Hare; four children, Mary White and her husband, Charlie; Paul O’Hare and his wife, Marie; John O’Hare and his wife, Maureen and Michael O’Hare and his wife, Sandra; her niece, Joan McLaughlin and her husband, Kevin. She is also survived by her sisters, Angela McCarthy, Margaret Brennan and Eileen Davey. She was the grandmother of Kevin and his wife, Molly, Brian, Michael and Maureen White; Sean, Robert, Patrick, Juliet, Charlotte, Nicholas, Ava and Lucas O'Hare and Katie, Deidre and Liam McLaughlin. She was the great-grandmother of Vivian and Charlie White.
In 1963 Sally gave birth to a still born child who she and Paul named Frances Margaret "Maggy" O'Hare.
In lieu of flowers, Sally requested Masses said for her or donations to the St. Cecilia Food Pantry, 120 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032 or to St. John's Soup Kitchen, 871 McCarter Highway, Newark, NJ 07102.