Marie Madeline Hart

Published 10:38 am Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Marie Madeline Hart, 92, of Clemmons, died surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born on Dec. 8, 1923, in Swoyersville, Pa. to the late John and Mary Lagoski. She grew up on Wilkes-Barre, Pa., graduating from the first graduating class of Swoyersville High School in 1941. After working at the local pants factory and the Blue Ribbon Bakery, she applied for a government job and moved to Washington, DC to pursue her dreams. This is where she met the love of her life, Neal Hart. She worked as a typist for the US government and a legal secretary before becoming a homemaker and mother to her four children. A long-time resident of Vienna, Va. and a founding member of St. Mark Catholic Church, “Mama Hart” as she was known, loved flowers, working in her garden and bird watching. She was a member of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a bingo and card player and the Washington Redskins’ No. 1 fan. She enjoyed spending time with family, friends and grandkids.

She was also preceded in death by: 2 siblings, Joseph and John Lagoski; her husband, Neal Hart; her son, Darryl Hart; nephews, David Berger, John Lagoski Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Kelly Hart.

Survivors: her children, Kevin Hart of Advance; Debbie Van Niman (John) of Mocksville; Theresa Reed (Bruce) of Gainesville, Va.; her grandchildren, Brian Hart, Jennifer Hart, Katie Van Niman, Emily Hart, Joey Van Niman, Bria Reed and Tyler Reed; her sister, Florence Berger (Glenn) of Blandon, Pa.; and several nieces.

A private memorial has been scheduled for a later date in Virginia.

Memorials: Vienna VFD Auxiliary, PO Box 1676, Vienna, VA  22183; or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (