Leonard James "'Pete'" Haggerty (1935 - 2013)

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Leonard James "Pete" Haggerty, 78, died June 16, 2013, at his home in Homosassa, Fla. Pete was born Jan. 6, 1935, to Josephine Dumas and Joseph Haggerty in Nashua, N.H.
Pete served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force in the explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) division. After retirement from the Air Force, Pete worked for PepsiCo, owned a locksmith business and conducted civilian de-mining activity of military grounds sold to the public. Pete was active with the Shriners and served on the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Pete's hobbies included flying ultra-light airplanes, telescopes and garage sales. Pete was a patriotic man who loved spending time with his family and friends.
Pete is survived by his wife, Virgie; his former wife, Sonya; five children, Shawn Haggerty, Scott Haggerty, Sheryl Lashway, Sharon Haggerty and Patrick Haggerty; five step-children, Cheri Thompson, Kim Moody, Chris Radtke, Konnie Hamilton, and Cindy Naff; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pete was cremated and will be buried at the Florida National Cemetery with military honors. A celebration of his life will take place at 5 p.m. July 4, at his home in Homosassa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on June 29, 2013
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