WORCESTER-Nancy M.(Fitzpatrick) Hardiman, 78, passed away peacefully on April 14, surrounded by family. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late James J. and Agnes A. (Curnin) Fitzpatrick and attended David Hale Fanning Trade High School. In her early 20s, Nancy worked sewing astronaut suits for the David Clark Company. After marrying her husband, she became the bookkeeper/secretary at his machine shop, Hardiman Tool and Die. She loved the flexibility of this job because it allowed her to raise her children. She didn't report to work until the children were off to school and she read the newspaper, and she was home before they got home. In addition, this job allowed her to take Tuesday and Thursday off for golf. Family was most important to Nancy. She never missed an opportunity to send a card. After the passing of her husband, she occupied her time volunteering at the Thorndyke Road School library as a library nana. She was a member of Christ the King Church, the Ladies Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Bedrock Angels and an advisor for the Christ the King CYC. She was an avid golfer and started the women's Tuesday Golf League at Strawberry Hills Country Club in Leicester. Most importantly she was a beloved mother, grandmother and friend.
Nancy will be missed by her children, Brenda M. Dubrey and her husband Paul of Worcester, Kevin T. Hardiman and his wife Kelley of Billerica and Thomas P. Hardiman and his wife Katie of Chapel Hill, NC; three grandchildren that were the light of her life, Caroline A. Dubrey, Stella C. Hardiman, and Maddie J. Hardiman; a brother, John J. Fitzpatrick, many nieces and nephews, her Church Lady friends, her Golfing Buddies; the Library Nanas and longtime friends Carol Murphy and Gail Carlson. She is predeceased by her husband, Brendon J. Hardiman Jr., four brothers, Paul F., Michael J., Hilary J. and, James E. Fitzpatrick; two sisters, Beverly A. Farr and Kathleen M. Gedman.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, April 23 at 11am at Christ the King Church, 1052 Pleasant St. In lieu of flowers, please donate a book in her name to Thorndyke Road School library, 30 Thorndyke Road, Worcester, MA, 01606. It's Not Goodbye, it is SEE YOU SOON!