David Lee Hegarty

Feb. 15, 1949 - May 25, 2006

David Lee Hegarty of Waukesha died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 57. David was born Feb. 15, 1949, in Reno, Nev., the son of John and Lee (nee Haynes) Hegarty.

He was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church and of the Milwaukee Power Squadron. David proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was a 13-year member of the American Legion Post No. 8 of Waukesha.

David will be sadly missed by his wife, Carolina (nee Mestayer); his children, Brian of Milwaukee, Molly of Denver, Carolina Robleto of Waukesha, Dawn (Rick) Thibodeau of Tucson, Ariz., and Carrie (John) Stanhope of Dennysville, Maine; and his grandchildren, Patrick, Cassandra and Tylor. He is further survived by his brothers, John (Betty) Hegarty of Nebraska, Joe (Connie) of Florida, Mike Hegarty of Florida and Marshell (Gladys) Rief of California; his sisters, Honey (Lou) Palmer of Nebraska and Jean (Milan Switalski) Rine of Beloit; and his mother-in-law, Ana Bethlem Mestayer of Nicaragua. He is also survived by other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the noon funeral Mass on Wednesday, May 31, at St. Josephs Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Michael Michalski will be officiating. Military honors will be presented by the American Legion Post No. 8 of Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, 215 W. North St., Waukesha, WI 53188.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.