Cape Carteret- Leigh Ann Hegarty, 59, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 27, 1961 in New Milford, CT.
Leigh Ann loved her children, grandchildren, and family with all her heart. She was a communicant of Grace Church in Swansboro and a faithful servant of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who she praised with her whole being throughout her entire life. She humbly served for countless years as a church school leader in various churches within our community. She very much looked forward to the day she would praise our Lord face to face for all of eternity. Leigh had a real love of the ocean, where she made her family’s home close by. She was blessed with a true gift of hospitality and would host, beaming with enthusiasm, all friends and family who came to gather and visit with her. She was also an extremely talented artist, volunteering to paint backdrops for her sons’ high school plays and loved decorating within her home.
Leigh Ann is survived by her loving sons, Brendan (Kelly) Hegarty of Roanoke, VA, Jordan Hegarty of Auburn, ME, and Stephen Hegarty of Cape Carteret, NC; four beautiful grandchildren, Noralyn, Moira, Cornelius, and Saoirse; parents, Constance (Osborne) and Bernard Brunese of New Bern, NC and Janet (Kaiser) Scribner of Danbury, CT; brother, David (Pam) Scribner of Brookfield, CT; sisters, Robin Marquis of Alpharetta, GA, Gay (Michael) O’Hanlon of Milton, MA, and Tracey (Robert) Colonair of Watertown, CT; step brothers, Roger (Barbara) Malumphy and David (Patricia) Malumphy; step sister, Karen Malumphy; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by father, Arthur Scribner, as well as her grandparents, Austin and Constance Peck, Dorothy and Strong Stanley Scribner, Emile and Evalene Brunese, and Albert and Marion Kaiser.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Grace Church, Swansboro. The memorial service will be private and held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Leigh Ann has requested memorial contributions be made to Grace Church, 807 W. Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC 28584. Leigh Ann and her family are grateful for the outpouring of support she received from friends, members of her church family, and the 3HC hospice community.