Obituary Details

Florence Agnes Dunn Hartye

February 15, 1922 - July 23, 2019

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
St. Mary of the Angels Chapel at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Date:
Friday, July 26, 2019
Time:
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM

Mass

Location:
St. Mary of the Angels Chapel at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Date:
Friday, July 26, 2019
Service Time:
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Florence Agnes Dunn Hartye, 97, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 23, 2019. She was born on February 15, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York daughter of the late George and Mary Jane Dunn.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Alice; brothers, Joe and George; and husband, Robert W. Hartye. Florence is survived by her daughter, Kathy Reis and sons, Bob, Frank, Jim and Tom. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Florence attended Hunter College in New York City graduating with a BA in Latin.

Florence (Flo) and Robert (Bob) were married August 10, 1946 after Bob returned from serving his country. They raised five children in Brooklyn, New York; Louisville, Kentucky; and Westfield, New Jersey.

Throughout their marriage, Flo and Bob were partners in serving people in need in the communities in which they lived from developing shelters for battered women, to teaching literacy to inmates, assisting at homeless shelters, and many other missions/charities associated with several churches including St. Francis. They both were very active with civil rights issues for many years which Flo has continued with her involvement in Moral Monday and the Poor People's Campaign.

Flo loved to read, contemplate, and share spiritual leaders and mystics such as Thomas Keating, Richard Rohr, Teilhard de Chardin, William Barber and Meister Eckhart. Flo was also involved in the Centering Prayer Movement and the Center for Action and Contemplation.

She loved singing and dancing and penetrating discussions on all aspects of life throughout her life. Flo always met everyone with a smile, and always strove to “accentuate the positive…”

“Grandma Flo , you’re a precious gem that God has made to shine for him.”

A funeral mass will be held at 3:30 pm (with a viewing starting at 2:30pm) on Friday, July 26, 2019 in the St. Mary of the Angels Chapel on the St. Francis Church campus located at 11401 Leesville Rd. Raleigh, NC. A reception for family and friends will be held after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the memory of Flo to one of the following charities:
the Poor People’s Campaign, www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/donate/
Contemplative Outreach, www.contemplativeoutreach.org/donate

The family would also like to share updates on this journey through a CaringBridge page linked here: https://caringbridge.org/visit/flohartye
Posted by:
Alva McCann
Posted on:
July 26, 2019
Das,

From the beginning thru all the memories we shared, you will always be remembered, never forgotten.

Your loving cousin,

Alva
Posted by:
Ann DeLaney
Posted on:
July 25, 2019
Aunt Das was our mother's younger and very modern it sister. She was fun, irreverent and so willing to be open to new ideas. My mother loved her so much and felt close to her despite the differences in their ages and life experiences. Aunt Alva always reminded us that Flo was the matriarch of the family because Flo was one year older. The torch has been passed and Das will be missed by all the McGoverns. Ann
Posted by:
Linda Phillips
Posted on:
July 25, 2019
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother.
Blessings to your family.
Linda Phillips
Metropolitan Sewerage District
Posted by:
kelly McGovern
Posted on:
July 24, 2019
Sorry to all the Hartye family for the loss of a beautiful loving devoted woman. Love Kelly and Izzie (McGovern) She will truly be missed.
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Visitation

St. Mary of the Angels Chapel at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
11401 Leesville Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
919-847-8205
View Website

Mass

St. Mary of the Angels Chapel at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
11401 Leesville Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
919-847-8205
View Website

Cemetery

Unknown Location