Jane C. Hart

September 11, 1934July 1, 2019

A longtime resident of West Palm Beach, FL formerly of Norwood, MA passed away on July 1, 2019. Jane was the daughter of the late John J. Corcoran and Esther (Sinclaire). Jane was a graduate of Norwood High School; University of Miami in Miami, FL with a Bachelor of Science degree; and received her Masters of Education from Sam Houston State University in Houston, TX. She spent her working career in science education and retired from the Palm Beach County School District in 1999. She was the beloved wife of the late William A Hart; she was the cherished Mother to William S. Hart (Christi) of Lake Worth, FL and Sharon Hart Fanelli (Steve) of Ardsley, NY and was predeceased by her daughter Susan Hart Orr. She was the loving Grandmother to Michael McGrath, Miami FL; Bobby Hart of Lake Worth, FL; Ryan and Emily Fanelli of Ardsley, NY. She was also the loving sister of Robert Corcoran and his wife Jeanne of Norwood and of Susan Bamond of Scituate, MA. . She was also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, as well as many dear friends. Jane devoted her entire career to Science Education and was active in the Florida Association of Science Teachers, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Xi, Palm Beach County Science and Engineering Fair; National Science Teachers Association. She was awarded “Woman of the Year” by Phi Delta Kappa in 1988; was inducted into the Palm Beach County Hall of Fame in 2008; was named “Outstanding Science Educator” by F.A.S.T. in 2007, received the “Lifetime Achievement Award for Science Education” by the School District of Palm Beach County, received the Community Service Award from Delta Kappa Gamma in 2018 as well as many other accolades. Jane had a zeal for learning and adventure and was an avid traveler during her retirement years. Her legacy will live on in those whom she has educated, mentored and befriended. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects at Quattlebaum Funeral Home 6411 Parker Avenue WPB FL on Sunday July 7th, 2019 from 4 pm to 7 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Juliana Catholic Church 4500 S. Dixie Hwy on Monday July 8th at 10:00 am. A celebration of life luncheon will be held immediately following the service. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Jane C Hart South Florida Science & Engineering Scholarship Award. Payable to PBRSEF Donation Account and mailed or delivered to: PBRSEF C/O Jennifer Davis 3300 Forest Hill Blvd Suite C-223 West Palm Beach, FL 33406


  • Visitation Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Wake Service Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 8, 2019


Jane C. Hart

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Karen Malesky

July 8, 2019

Jane was a real leprechaun...always up for an adventure( and a little mischief). She worked tirelessly for Science. I Served on the boards of The Florida Foundation for Future Scientists ( State Science and Engineering Fair) and The Florida Association of Science Teachers with Jane and she was there on the front lines for the children and educators promoting Science. I will miss her enthusiasm ,effort and the twinkle in her eye. The weather and my recent surgery keeps me from attending her services but she is on my mind and in my heart.

Robin and Paul Wallace

July 3, 2019

I knew and love the Hart families. I was always welcome from my first Christmas Eve with Tricia’s family by Uncle Bill and Aunt Jane. The first year I went they still lived over near the airport. I spent many more at their house off of Forest Hill Blvd. One of my favorite memories is Donna telling me Aunt Jane like me better because I had more present than her. It was far from true but that is who the Hart family was and is today for me. I tell my husband many memories I have of these precious people. Now another beloved family member is snatched away. This family will be in my heart and prayers as they say goodbye to Aunt Jane.