William age 84 of Chicago passed away surrounded by his family on September 3, 2020.
William (aka Larry, Harty, Mr. Haney)was born Chicago August 5, 1936 to William P. and
Eleanor (Lynch) Hartnett. On July 25 ,1959 he married the love of his life the late Connie nee Burnell. Together for over 51 years they raised four children Eileen(Tim) Wicklin, the Late Maureen, Laura(William) Egan and James CPD(Hilary Tudor). Loving and very involved Papa of Kevin(Cecilia) and Andrew Wicklin, Sarah(Jack)Dawson, Erin (Brian) Forrest, Daniel (fiance’e Ari Carter) Egan, and Patrick, Madeline, Sophia and Kate Hartnett. Great-grandfather of three and fond uncle to many. Brother of the late Patricia(Pegg) Audette, Daniel and Julie(Daniel)Hogan.
William’s dedication as a teacher and assistant principle with the Chicago Public Schools spanned over 35 years. He also worker as a landlord, handyman and bartender. He loved music, golf, sailing, skiing, traveling and especially spending time with his family and friends. He never met a stranger and was a great friend to many . Due to current health concerns the funeral Mass and interment will be private. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date when we can all gather and share our many great stories and a toast to William. In lieu of flowers, donations to Chicago Cares(chicagocares.org/donate)would be greatly appreciated.