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Jeanne Hart

August 27, 1926 — October 22, 2023

Jeanne Kelly Hart, age 97, of Saranac Lake, died Sunday, October 22, 2023 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, New York.

Born in 1926 in Jersey City, New Jersey, Jeanne was the daughter of John Ward Kelly and Anna Doran Kelly. She grew up in Hoboken, NJ and served as a cadet nurse in World War II, graduating from Jersey City Medical Center in 1947. In Hoboken, she met her husband of sixty-nine years, James Vincent Hart, Jr. Jeanne and Jim were married in 1949 and raised their six children in Cedar Grove, New Jersey and their lake house on Upper Saranac Lake; they moved to the town of Saranac Lake in 1991. Jeanne was a parishioner of St. Bernard’s Church as well as a member of the Art and Environment Committee, the Rosary Society, and Catholic Daughters. She also volunteered at the Adirondack Medical Center and AMC Auxiliary.

Jeanne is survived and lovingly remembered by her six children, Lois and Bernard Barrett of Cape Charles, Virginia; James and Phyllis Hart III of Barre, Vermont; Kathleen and David Baker of Bakersfield, Vermont; Eileen and Michael Richer of Tupper Lake, New York; Kenneth and Lauren Hart of Tupper Lake; and Tara and Stephen Horvath of Columbia, Maryland; as well as her sixteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; brother Walter (and Helga) Kelly of Largo, Florida; sister-in-law Joan Valerian of Kinnelon, New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hart was predeceased by her parents; her beloved husband and best friend, James Vincent Hart, Jr.; her brother John Kelly; and her granddaughter, Tessa Hart Horvath.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM Thursday, November 2, 2023 at St. Bernard’s Church. Burial will take place at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Saranac Lake following the service.

Friends wishing to remember Jeanne Kelly Hart may make memorial contributions to the St. Bernard’s School in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at
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Thursday, November 2, 2023

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