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Thomas Francis Haggerty, Jr. 1924-2012 ADAMS Mr. Thomas Francis Haggerty, Jr., 88, of 16 Bieniek Ave., Adams, died on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield. He was born in Adams on May 3, 1924, son of the late Thomas F. and Mary (Montville) Haggerty, Sr. He attended schools in Adams and graduated from the former Adams High School with the class of 1942. Mr. Haggerty was an Army Veteran of World War II, having served with Company E of the 87th Infantry Regiment, and had volunteered for service with the 10th Mountain Division in the European Theater, having seen heavy fighting in Italy. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his performance in combat. He also received the Combat Infantryman Badge, as well as several other decorations. He was Honorably Discharged as a Sergeant in 1946. Mr. Haggerty worked as a supervisor of installation and repair for the former New England Telephone Co., for 38 years having worked in North Adams, Pittsfield, Springfield and Northampton, until retiring in December of 1984. He was a communicant of the Parish of Blessed John Paul the Great, Adams, where he had served as an usher for many years. He was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, a longtime member of the Forest Park Country Club, and had been a past director and member of Adams Post 160 American Legion. His wife, the former Jean A. Gingras, whom he married on November 27, 1954, died on October 5, 1999. He is survived by; One daughter; Kathleen Goodrich and her husband Allan of Cheshire; One son; Thomas Haggerty and his wife Marianne of Adams; Three grandchildren; Michael Haggerty of Adams, Terry Goodrich and his wife MyLinh of Old Orchard Beach, ME and Todd Goodrich and his wife Terry of Longmeadow; One great granddaughter; Samantha Goodrich of Longmeadow and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret "Irish" Anthony. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be on Monday, June 4, at 9 a.m. from the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of Blessed John Paul the Great, Adams. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams. Calling hours are Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, please go online to www.apsfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 1, 2012
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