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Richard L. "Dick" Hart Keeseville - Richard L. "Dick" Hart, 90, of Soper Road, Keeseville, has crossed over into the light with the loving care of his granddaughter Melody LaFountain at his bedside and the support of Hospice of the North Country, Saturday, December 6, 2008. He was born in AuSable Forks, Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 1917, the son of Francis and Helen (Lahue) Jolicoeur (Hart). Grandpa voluntarily left school in 1935 to work with his father in the woods. He was a hard worker, with good values and high expectations. He was employed by Roger Prescott and Sons, Keeseville from 1938-1944. He rubbed wood surface with pumice stone and sandpaper to smooth the outer surface of radio cabinets. Then rubbed to a high polish with oil and rags. He went onto serve in the United States Army from January 27, 1944 to April 24, 1946. He was a Military Police Officer company K 91st Infantry Private First Class. He received the American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. Dick served over seas "refueling base tank farm near Brazil." After his honorable discharge, he was employed with Murnane Associations from 1946 until his retirement in 1982. Dick, as he was fondly referred to, was an avid sportsman. He loved hunting bear and deer, and being able to drive at 90 made him so happy. What made him the happiest though was spending time with his great grandchildren. He lived for his triplets, Anthony, Chandler, and Luke, watching cartoons and having all three sit in Grandpa's chair with him. His evenings were spent with all seven grandchildren Anthony, Chandler, Luke, Elanie, Davey, J.J. and Molly; Jessica and Kyle. Dick also enjoyed watching Deal or No Deal with his son-in-law, Dave. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and husband James Hassel of Dannemora; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Richard Jr. and wife June Hart of Keeseville and Paul Hart and companion of AuSable Forks, Helen Sprague of AuSable Forks; one brother and sister-in-law, Augustine and wife Mary Hart of Keeseville; six grandchildren, Sherry Hassel, Tina Doran, Melody LaFountain, Lisa Wilkins, Michael Hart and Craig Hart; 18 great grandchildren, which included one set of identical triplets and fraternal twins; one great great grandson, Dawson LaFountain and several nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by his parents, Francis Hart, Sr. born August 21, 1868 and crossed over on May 9, 1957 and Helen (Lahue) Hart, born April 16, 1888 and crossed over on August 19, 1942; wife, Marion (Colvin) Hart, born May 25, 1923 and crossed over on December 3, 2001; one son, Terry James Hart, born May 16, 1940 and crossed over on August 9, 1940; two brothers, Roger Hart, crossed over on December 25, 1997 and Francis Hart, crossed over in January 14, 1996; and two sisters, Therese Sylvia Jolicoeur (Hart), born June 10, 1927 and crossed over on November 20, 1930 and Elizabeth (Jolicoeur) Martin, born February 15, 1905 and crossed over on July 17, 1942. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, December 9, 2008 from 6 to 8pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 10am at St. John's Church in Keeseville with Monsignor Leeward J. Poissant, pastor, celebrating. Full Military honors with take place outside the church following the Mass. Burial will be held at a later date in the Port Douglas Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Cerebral Palsy Association, in care of Anthony, Chandler and Luke-Richard for adaptive equipment and incurred expenses. The family would like to thank all the nurses at Hospice of the North Country for the wonderful care and support given to our family. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Richard Hart please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com 834-7667
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