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Beverly Hegarty

Beverly Hegarty

Beverly “Bev” Hegarty, M.D. departed this life on Sunday morning, December 4, 2016 .

She is survived by her loving husband of sixty one years, John “Jack” Hegarty, her daughter, Suzanne Peregrine (Michael) and their sons, her grandsons, William, Peter and Samuel and her daughter; Holly Jehle (Michael) and their sons, her grandsons, Christopher, David and John, and her son, John Hegarty III and his daughter, her granddaughter, Kathryn.

Dr. Hegarty lived in Detroit and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Glencoe, Illinois prior to relocating to the Amelia Island Plantation in 2001. She and her husband had spent time each year for more than two decades at the Plantation before making Amelia Island their permanent home.

She graduated from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan Medical School before practicing medicine at Sinai Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She was President of her medical sorority and a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission in Yulee with the Reverend Father Rafal Mazurowski, Celebrant.

Dr. Hegarty will be laid to rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army – Northeast Florida Nassau County Hope House, 410 South 9th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

2 Condolences

  • Don and Judy kirk Posted December 9, 2016 4:32 pm

    our family’s prayers are with her and her love ones

  • Bob and Robin Hall Posted December 13, 2016 2:26 pm

    Jack and family – we are so sorry to hear that Bev has passed away and we send our sincere condolences to all of you. She was a great lady, so interesting to talk to and we will miss seeing her at Amelia. We enjoyed our talks over dinner and at the Halloween parties! Please know we are thinking of all of you and wish we could be with you to celebrate her wonderful life. Our sympathies

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