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Rita Jane Hartnett

November 17, 1924 — January 3, 2023


Rita Jane Hartnett


Rita Jane Hartnett, 98, of Maugansville, passed away peacefully at her home on January 3, 2023.

Born on November 17, 1924 in Blue Ridge Summit, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Ethel (Raymer) Martin.  She was the wife of the late Lawrence Joseph Hartnett for nearly 62 years.

Jane was a lifelong member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. She worked at Potomac Edison where she met her husband.  After raising her family, she worked at Maugansville Elevator and Lumber Company for 17 years, retiring in 1988.


She is survived by her children, Linda (Michael) Harsh, Philip (Delsie) Hartnett, Cynthia Sorensen, Margaret “Peg” (Lewis) Payne and Carole (Richard) Cummings; one brother, James Martin, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by infant twin daughters, Mary Frances and Catherine Ann; daughter, Mary Ann Miley; grandson, Daniel Joseph Hartnett and siblings, Mary Frances Eves, John Martin and Thomas Martin.


Private services will be held at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Hagerstown. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 224 W Washington St, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or the Maugansville Ruritan, 18007 Maugans Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21740. 


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