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Joan R. Hart

October 16, 1929 October 3, 2018
Joan R. Hart
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Joan R. Hart, 88, of Norfolk, VA, passed away surrounded by her family on October 3, 2018.

Born in Pensacola, FL, on October 16, 1929, to the late Herbert and Mary Rosenkrans, she spent her formative years living near naval bases around the country. The family settled in Norfolk, VA, where she lived and worked for the past 70 + years. She graduated from Holy Trinity High School. Only taking a break in the 1960's to spend some time in Tampa, FL, for 10 years. Upon returning to the Norfolk area, she spent time raising her family and growing her faith at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, where she was a founding member. Joan was very active in forming the Landings program at the church and devoted over 20 years of her life bringing Catholics back to their faith. Joan worked for the Immigration Service and then the U.S. Secret Service for many years. After retiring from civil service, Joan attended cosmetology school, graduated, then worked at Mary Versprille Hair Design in Norfolk for 12 years. She had quite a following of clients that she loved to interact with. Working there kept her young at heart.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Cathy Thompson; her son, Richard Hart (Amanda); grandchildren, Michael Thompson (Amy), Matthew Hart, and Emma Hart; and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her only sister, Mary Fay Versprille; her three nieces and their families.

The family of Joan Hart would like to thank the dedicated hard working staff of the Gardens of Virginia Beach for all of the care and attention that was given to our loved one during this difficult time. Your caring attitudes and devotion made this time easier for all of us.
We would also like to thank the hospice care team from the Westminster Canterbury at home facility for their care.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Virginia Beach, VA. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville chapel is handling all arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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10:00 AM 10/6/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church

5345 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
5345 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 23462 VA
United States

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