Joseph “Frank” Hackett
(1932 – 2015)
Joseph “Frank” Hackett peacefully joined his loved ones in Heaven on October 2, 2015 after a brief illness with Cancer of the lung.
He was born Nov. 5, 1932 in Bronx, NY to Thomas and Nellie (McGarry) Hackett (Both from Ireland). He married Florence Gear in 1955 and saw the birth of Thomas, Maureen and Joseph. After her demise in 1961,with the help of family he raised the three children himself. In 1971, he married Eileen Costello in Richmond Hill, NY and they added Timothy and Kevin to the family.
He served in the Marine Corps, pst Division, 7th Regimen during the Korean War. He graduated from Manhattan College and worked 35 years for Union Carbide Corp., Eveready Battery Div. and Ralston Purina as a Sales Rep.
In 1990, after retiring, the family moved from Wall Township, NJ to Palm Desert and opened Marblelife of Palm Springs, a marble restoration business, later known as Marblecare.
He enjoyed playing baseball growing up, and later coached his sons in baseball and basketball. An avid, and sometimes frustrated NY Giant football fan, Sunday was his day to get the “Giant” headache.
He loved to tell stories and sing “Danny Boy”. He enjoyed reading, going to the casino, vacationing in Cabo San Lucas and especially the trip to Ireland to see his relatives.
He is predeceased by his brother Thomas, sisters Elinore (Eastman), Rita (Kirwin) and son, Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Eileen; children Maureen (Bender), Joseph, Timothy, Kevin (Tamara) Hackett; and grandchildren Thomas, James, Daniel, Rylie and Haydin.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Palm Desert on Oct. 16 at 10am preceded by the Rosary at 9:30. A reception will follow at Chaparral Country Club. He will be buried at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt, NJ. on Oct. 24th. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to School Sisters of Notre Dame, Wilton, CT., 06897 or Maryknoll Sisters of St, Dominic, Maryknoll, NY,10545.
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Published in The Desert Sun on Oct. 14, 2015
Hackett, Joseph “Frank” [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that Joseph (Frank) is a member of the Class of 1967.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Hackett, Joseph “Frank” [MC1967 RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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