Mark Philip Harty, 65, Westport Point


Mark Philip Harty of Wellesley and Westport Point, Mass., passed away on February 2, 2017.  He was 65 years old.  Mr. Harty grew up in the Buffalo, New York area.  He graduated from Amherst High School where he was president of the student council and captain of the tennis team.  In 1969, he won the New York State Junior Hard Court Tennis Championship. 

He went on to Dartmouth College where he was co-captain of the varsity tennis team and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1973.  He worked at Dartmouth College as an admissions officer traveling across the country from 1973-1975.  He entered Georgetown Law School in the fall of 1975 and married his wife of over 40 years, Sally White Harty in the spring of 1976. 

After graduating from law school in 1978, he joined the firm of Morrison Mahoney where he became a partner in 1983.  In 1998 he became the managing partner of the firm and served in that capacity for 18 years.  During his tenure at Morrison Mahoney, he was instrumental in the growth from 16 to 160 lawyers and from one to 10 offices throughout the Northeast. 

Along the way, Mr. Harty served on the Board of Overseers of New England Deaconess Hospital, The Board of Beth Israel Hospital, and was the vice president of DRI for New England, a professional legal association for lawyers.  He also served on the board of the Greater Boston Legal Services as well as the American Law Firm Association. 

A devoted alumnus of Dartmouth, Mr. Harty served as both president of his class as well as president of the National Dartmouth Alumni Council and was awarded Dartmouth’s highest alumni honor, The Dartmouth Alumni Award in 1999. 

He leaves his wife, Sally White Harty and their two sons, Liam, who resides in Los Angeles with his wife Virginia, and Brendan, who resides in the Boston area; along with three brothers, Donald of Bend, Oregon and Doug and Tom, both of the Buffalo, New York area. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any contributions be made to the Harty Family Scholarship Fund at Dartmouth College, c/o Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755 or to Christo Rey Boston High School, 100 Savin Hill Ave., Boston, MA 02125.

Mass of Christian Burial, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Monday, Feb. 6, at St. John the Baptist Church, Westport at 10:30 a.m.

Interment to follow in Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Rd., Westport.

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