Daniel W. Hardy May 27, 1952 - May 17, 2008
ST. PAUL -- Daniel Walter Hardy, 55, of St. Paul died Saturday. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church in St. Paul. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Memorials are pre...
ST. PAUL -- Daniel Walter Hardy, 55, of St. Paul died Saturday.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church in St. Paul.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Memorials are preferred to the St. Paul Public Library, Minnesota Historical Society or Center for Irish Studies. Arrangements are by O'Halloran and Murphy Funeral Home in St. Paul.
He was born May 27, 1952, in Redwood Falls to LeRoy and Bernadine Hardy. He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Saint Thomas and a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. The family had a cabin in Spicer.
He married Mary McCay. He spent his career in Saint Paul, where he served as general counsel and executive vice president of the Minnesota Mortgage Bankers Association. He founded the Twin Cities branch of the Irish Georgian Society in the 1980s. He retired in 1998. He wrote the first biography of Cushman Rice. Hardy's research lead him to the conclusion that Rice could be the model for F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby, a theory that he presented to the Ninth International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference in London in 2007.
He is survived by his wife; son: Simon; daughter: Elspeth (and Ellie); and brothers: Tomas Hardy of St. Paul and Rick (and Kathy) Hardy of Denmark Township.