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McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Friday July 19th, 2019
8:30am - 10:30am

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Paul Hardy

Waterford - Paul J. Hardy, 70 passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2019 at his home.

Born and raised in Troy, he was the son to the late Robert Hardy and Viola Church Hardy and was the loving husband Dianne Finn Hardy.

Paul graduated from Lansingburgh High School, class of 1967. Paul retired in 2011 after working many years in the printing field.

Paul enjoyed his coaching years at Independent Baseball League in Lansingburgh; volunteering at Waterford-Halfmoon School athletics for many years; and being with his family.

In addition to his wife Dianne, he is survived by his son Ryan Hardy, his daughter Carson Hardy, his brothers David Hardy, Donald (Lynne) Hardy, Thomas (Louise) Hardy, James (Denise) Hardy, John (Beth) Hardy, Joseph (Kim) Hardy and, his brothers-in-law William Donohue and Ronald (Maureen) Finn, also survived by many nieces, nephews and his faithful canine companion “Lucy.” Paul was predeceased by his sister Mary Donohue.

Family and friends are invited and may call on Friday July 19, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home. Funeral mass to follow at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Church, Waterford. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.

Donations in honor of Paul may be made to the Waterford-Halfmoon Sports Booster, 125 Middletown Road, Waterford, NY 12188. Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

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Dianne, had been thinking about you for awhile, finally decided to do some Googling, and found out, too late, about Paul's passing. Feel so bad; wish I had known. You guys always made such a wonderful couple. Sorry, after all these years, to be contacting you through this "porthole": couldn't find another way. Would absolutely LOVE to get together and catch up on the last 20 years or so . . . I'll leave it up to you (text 518-334-1557). Again, so sorry about Paul; hadn't even occurred to me that he could be gone. Really hope to hear from you and catch up soon.

Cathie Ryan Carlson Aug 22 2019 12:00 AM

I knew Paul only from many years of bringing him photocopy work. But, I always looked forward to seeing him, enjoyed our conversations, and was grateful for his gentle kindness. The "dulcimer ladies" will miss him!

nina zanetti Jul 19 2019 12:00 AM

Rest in peace dear Lansingburgh friend from kindergarten to 12th grade, LHS '67

Lawrence Lansing M.D. Jul 18 2019 12:00 AM

To Dianne and all in the Hardy family and friends of Paul. I remember Paul as a very nice friend and co-worker when we worked together at the Troy Times Record. Always a professional and good friend. Rest in peace, Paul. Larry (once from Waterford, NY and now from Sydney, Australia) (and my wife Maureen) Powers

Larry Powers Jul 18 2019 12:00 AM

Ryan, we are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Andy and Michelle Arpey Jul 18 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Dianne, Ryan, Carson, & the entire Hardy family, Sending love & prayers from Colorado, as I am sure this loss is just heart-breaking. May God be with you through the difficult times ahead. ~Psalm 46: 1-2 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. My deepest condolences

Joanne Nirschl (Berman) Jul 18 2019 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers to the entire Hardy family during this difficult time. May God bless.

Jim Gardner Jul 18 2019 12:00 AM

Sincere condolences to the Hardy family. Such a great man!!

Jim and Donna Robitaille Jul 17 2019 12:00 AM

Ryan, we are so very sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are here if you need anything.

The Galarneau Family Jul 17 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to Pauls family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.

Daniel Hines Jul 17 2019 12:00 AM

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