We have been made aware that families being served by Fox & Weeks are being contacted by individuals requesting payment over the phone. Fox & Weeks will not contact a family requesting payment over the phone. Please contact the Savannah Police Department immediately if you are contacted and asked to make payment over the phone. Please contact Fox & Weeks if you have any questions.

Celebrating the life of

Moira Agnes Charles Hegarty

June 03, 1935 - April 05, 2024

Moira Agnes Charles Hegarty

Moira Charles Hegarty died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 4, 2024.

Moira was preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-three years, John Joseph Hegarty; her parents, Thomas and Agnes Charles; her brothers, Thomas, Joseph, and Kevin Charles; and her sisters, Sheila Floyd, Nancy and Cathleen Charles.

Moira was born and raised in New York, New York. She served as a dedicated nurse and nurse educator for over 30 years. She was passionate about painting and serving her community. Moira never met a stranger and was known for her quick wit and infectious smile.

Surviving is her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Charles Hegarty, M.D. and JoAnne Hegarty.

Moira was a dedicated grandmother to six, Brianna Elizabeth, Aidan Joseph, Shannon Rose, Michaela Ann, Liam John and Killian Charles Hegarty; two step grandchildren, Elizabeth Anne and Henry Walker Bowden; and 21 nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. A rosary service will begin immediately following the visitation at 7:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Rev. Gabe Cummings at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2024 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggest you consider a donation be made in Moira's memory to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah, GA 31419.





A candle has been lit!

My deepest sympathy to the family. She was a delightful woman with many stories May she rest in Our Lord’s Hands.

- Patricia Foley, Savannah , Georgia

Dr. Hegarty & family, We send our most heartfelt condolences. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories and shared love provide comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Everyone at Optim Health Physician Clinics & Pain suite teams

- Optim Health , Savannah, Georgia

Dear Joseph, I wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss although words do not suffice really. I'm dealing with the similar loss of my mother from February. My thoughts and prayers are with your family only time will make things more bearable but don't give up you'll get there. Hang on tightly to those memories, and keep her alive in spirit daily because they can still teach us important lessons by the words they left us in life.

- Patricia Gillikin, TYBEE ISLAND, Georgia

Dr. Hegarty, Arthur and I send our prayers and love for comfort at the passing of your mother. May her memories be a blessing to you and your family. Peace be with you.

- Sonja and Arthur Held, Savannah, Georgia

Dr.Hegarty, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.


Moira meant so much to us here in Fernandina Beach, Florida where she had many friends. I was her art teacher for many years where she'd attend and be the star of the class. Everyone loved her conversations. We just learned of her passing and many of us are saddened by the news. We had hoped to meet again. She was loved by so many people here between her church at St. Michael's and her art classmates. She loved painting and did a great job at whatever she attempted. She will be missed by many.

- Kathleen Maurer, Fernandina Beach, Florida

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 11:00 a.m. on Fri, April 12, 2024
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
  • (map)