William Hartnett

Obituary of William R. Hartnett

William R. Hartnett, 97 of Hillcrest Drive passed away on November 16, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  Bill was born on September 27, 1922 in Delmar, NY and was the son of the late William J. and Blanche S.Tanzer-Hartnett.  He graduated from Bethlehem High School and Siena College.   He was the beloved husband of Djurdica Marie “Regina” Hartnett who passed away in 2003.  Bill served honorably in the United States Army during WWII in the European theatre.  After being discharged from  the Army, he completed his degree at Siena College and became a Criminal Investigator for the Intelligence Division of the Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Treasury Department), retiring in 1977.  In retirement, Bill and Regina traveled extensively all over the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.  One of the highlights of their travel was a cruise on the Panama Canal.  Bill and Regina spent many happy hours with family at their Loon Lake Camp in Chestertown.

He is the devoted father of Kathleen A. (David) Blaney of Mystic, CT, James W. (Marcia) Hartnett of Paradox Lake, NY and Deborah H. (James) Allen of Clifton Park, NY; brother of the late Shirley V.  (late Joseph) Fox; cherished grandfather of Kelly Nolte, Maura Paul, Jeffrey, Michael and Christopher Hartnett, Sarah, Kelsey and Corey Allen; great grandfather of Griffin, Henry, Lila, Owen, Eric, Ethan, Hannah, Samuel and Liam; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am at St. Edward the Confessor Church 569 Clifton Park Center Rd. Clifton Park, NY 12065 where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Calling hours will be from 5-7 pm Friday in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065.

Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, November 22, 2019
Gordon C. Emerick ​Funeral Home
1550 Route Nine
Clifton, New York, United States
(518) 371-5454


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, November 23, 2019
St. Edward The Confessor Catholic Church
569 Clifton Park Center Road
Clifton Park, New York, United States


11:15 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, November 23, 2019
St. Mary's Cemetery
Middletown Road
Waterford, New York, United States
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