Jean P. (McNally)  Hart
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Windham, NH - Jean P. (McNally) Hart, 84, of Windham, N.H., died Thursday at St. Teresa's Rehabilitation Center, Manchester, N.H.
Jean was born on March 17, 1935, to James and Yvonne (Landry) McNally in Methuen, Mass. She was raised in South Lawrence and graduated from St. Patrick High School and Merrimack College with a Bachelor of Arts degree as an English major. She taught on the elementary school level for a few years and then married Leo A. Hart on April 12, 1958. After their children were born, she was a stay-at-home mom, while raising these children in Lawrence, Andover, Dayton Ohio, Pasadena, Calif., and finally in Windham, N.H.
She was an active member of St. Matthew Parish in Windham, and also was a frequent volunteer at Searles Castle in Windham. She was a longtime member of the College Club of Greater Lawrence, the Windham Women's Club, and the Merrimack College Alumni Association.
Besides her parents, Jean was predeceased by her brothers: Rev. James R. McNally, John T. McNally, and Joseph F. McNally.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Leo A. Hart of Windham; their seven children: Mary Lee Schott and her husband John of Newbury, N.H., and their children, John Jr., and his wife Rachel, and Chelsea; Michael and his wife Donna Hart of Portland, Ore., and their children, Shannon and her husband David Leary, and Kristin; Anne Nichols and her husband Brad of Manchester, N.H., and their children, Matthew and his wife Stephanie, Katie and her husband Nathan Leindecker, and Ryan; Eileen Hart of Andover, Mass.; Atty. Timothy Hart and his wife Jennifer of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., and their children, Kevin, Shaela, and Molly; Joseph Hart and his wife Deanine of Nashua, N.H., and their children, Taylor, Kylie, and Joey; Margaret Sandor and her husband Chris of Brooklyn, N.Y., and their children, Nicholas and Tierney. She leaves three great-grandchildren: Emmie and Bodie Nichols, and Madeline Schott. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m., at St. Matthew Parish, Windham, NH. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, North Andover, MA. Calling hours will be held Monday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Carrier Family Funeral Home, 38 Range Road, Windham, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the N.H. Catholic Charities, 215 Myrtle St., Manchester, NH 03104. For directions or to send a message of condolence to the family, please visit
Published on October 20, 2019


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Bob Wesson
Oct 19, 2019
Jean was my classmate and friend at Merrimack College. She was quiet, intelligent and beautiful, both inside and out. I remember feeling very flattered when asked to have my picture taken with her for our senior year book. Jean was a special person who married a special guy. May she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you Leo and family!
Bob Wesson
Nancy Coady & Jeff Perkins
Oct 19, 2019
Our thoughts are with the Hart family during this life changing time. Prayers for peace, love and tribute to your mom. Eileen your a very special person and I am sure your moms attributes shine thru you. May she Rest In Peace .