Father James Hartnett’s family members place the pall (an embroidered cloth) over the casket just before it is brought to the altar. His funeral mass was held at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Brookhaven on April 27. Hartnett served variously as teacher, business manager, principal, and president of The Marist School before retiring in 2001. “I held every job there was to hold there,” he once said. Hartnett oversaw major changes to the school, including its transition from an all-male military school to a coeducational institution.