OBITUARY

Laura Kirsche Hart

March 29, 1987July 13, 2021

Laura Kirsche Hart, 34, of Wethersfield, loving wife of six years of Patrick M. Hart, peacefully passed away unexpectedly from a brief illness on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on March 29, 1987, a daughter of Stephen A. and Martha (Steigerwald) Kirsche, she had been a life-long resident of Wethersfield. Laura was a graduate of Wethersfield High School, class of 2005 where she excelled in track and basketball. She went on to earn both her Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Education in 2010 from the NEAG School at the University of Connecticut. A woman of strong faith, Laura was a longtime communicant of The Church of the Incarnation in Wethersfield. Laura faced life head-on, and always with a smile. During her time at UCONN, she traveled with her best friend Blair to London to intern at Whittingham Community Primary School. Laura was a devoted and beloved teacher in the Glastonbury Public School system for the better part of a decade. Throughout her life, she was a teacher both in and out of the classroom. In her final lesson, she taught those closest to her the meaning of courage and grace. She was passionate about many things and dedicated to personal growth, earning her second master’s degree only two short months ago. She was one of the best three-point shooters in Wethersfield High School history - but you would never hear it from her. She lived her short 34 years to the fullest, approaching every occasion as a celebration and establishing new traditions along the way. She showered her nieces and nephews with love and undivided attention. To know Laura is to know the importance of family, beginning with the love of her life, Patrick. Laura knew she found her soulmate when he proposed to her in front of a crowded auditorium at her favorite place on Earth, Naubuc Elementary School in Glastonbury. She was a selfless mother to her three young Harts. Her sustaining good cheer and positive outlook were the guiding light for her family and everyone she touched. Her legacy assures that Milly, Josie and Will will know the sunshine she brought into the world. Along with her beloved husband Pat and her parents all of Wethersfield, Laura is survived by her three cherished children, Amelia Martha Hart, Josephine Gail Hart, and William Stephen Hart all at home in Wethersfield; a brother, Stephen A. Kirsche, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Portland; two sisters, Melissa Albright and her husband Brandon of Wethersfield, Rebecca Weaver and her husband Stephen of Wethersfield; her Swedish sister, Camilla Hermelin of Sweden; ten adored nieces and nephews, Luke and Rowan Kirsche, Abigail, Maddy, and Elliot Albright, Avery, Seth, and Neilan Weaver, Ella and Jaxon Hart. She also leaves her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William P. and Gail (Chapman) Hart of Hanover, MA; a brother-in-law, William J. Hart and his wife Felicia of Martha’s Vineyard, MA; a sister-in-law, Keriann Hart of Rockland, MA; her best friend from Kindergarten, Blair Izard; many aunts (especially her Great Aunt Rodell), uncles, cousins, former students, and dear friends. Funeral service will be Tuesday, (July 20, 2021) with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at The Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect Street, Wethersfield. Burial will follow at Village Cemetery, Wethersfield. (Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church on Tuesday morning). Laura’s family will receive relatives and friends on Monday (July 19, 2021) from 3 to 7 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Laura’s name may be made to the Laura Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund, Glastonbury High School, c/o Ted Gregorski, 330 Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Laura Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Public Visitation

    Monday, July 19, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial - Meet At

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Recorded Service www.CVProVideo.com

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Lee Pandolfe

July 25, 2021

Martha and Steve, Anne told me about Laura and my heart broke for all of you. She really made her life special and will be very missed by so many. Lee Pandolfe, Hilton Head, SC.

Amanda Symecko

July 18, 2021

Laura was always a ray of sunshine and put a smile on my face whenever I was with her. I am grateful to have been her friend and fellow teacher at Naubuc over the years. I will miss hearing that beautiful, genuine laugh; she was always vibrant and happy. All of her students struck gold with Laura as their teacher. Laura, you will be missed but never forgotten. I hope to find joy in every day like you. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend.

Mark Kulmacz

July 18, 2021

Steve, Martha and family.
Very sorry about Laura's passing!
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!

Cheryl Benevides Dundas

July 18, 2021

To Steve, Martha, Patrick & Family:
We are so sorry to hear about Laura. Our prayers and love we send to you. Laura, her sister, Melissa, & their Dad were so gracious to send photos of my Mom and her best friend, Rodell ( who was their Great Aunt) when they were young and birthday cards for my Mom's 90th birthday. Our hearts ache for you all and appreciate your wonderful family.
Love,
Cheryl Benevides Dundas & Joyce Creech

Ralph Bayek

July 17, 2021

Steve, Martha and family
So sorry to hear of Laura's passing. Can't imagine what you are going through right now. You will find the strength to carry on.
God bless you all.
Sincerely,
Ralph Bayek

Caitlin Drake

July 17, 2021

This was the only obituary I’ve ever read that had a soundtrack in my mind. I could hear Laura’s signature laugh throughout.

Nancy Harvey

July 16, 2021

This is beyond words.

Shirley Sabia

July 16, 2021

Dear Laura Hart Family,

I, m so proud to have had the pleasure of being a part of the Naubuc School Family with Laura.
My sincere condolences go out the her entire family and my thoughts and prayers will always be with her.
My fondness memory of Laura was her warm and beautiful smile that lite the room when you were in her presence.

Sincerely,

Shirley Sabia

Steve Kelly

July 16, 2021

Steve & Martha & Family----I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Laura. She accomplished so much in such a short time that you can be proud of and cherish the memory of. Keep those memories close to help you through this.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY