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DANIEL HAGGERTY

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A true gentleman has passed through the gates of heaven. Daniel Richard Haggerty 64, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Born in 1948 in Rochester, Minnesota to Richard and Eleanor Haggerty as the fifth child and the fourth son.. Dan was one of eleven children in an Irish-Catholic family in which a strong work ethic and sense of duty to country and community was fostered. He served in the Army and Marine Corps and was a Navy Reservist. In 1994 he made a successful bid for County Commissioner Precinct 4 and for more than 18 years he faithfully served the citizens of El Paso as a conservative steward with a unparalleled sense of humor. Both Republicans and Democrats alike recognized his commitment to honesty and tenacity in providing the people of El Paso a voice in the government process. Dan was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Eleanor, his brother Sean Denis Haggerty, and brother Timothy Allen Haggerty. He is survived by his sisters, Kathleen Haggerty Burds of El Paso, Mary Haggerty McLaughlin (Michael) of El Paso, Eileen Haggerty Hart (Brad) of Dayton, Ohio)and Bridget Haggerty Maxwell (Michael) of Albuquerque, NM. He is also survived by his brothers Patrick B. Haggerty, Michael J. Haggerty (Cynthia), Brian J. Haggerty (Audrey), and Jeremiah M. Haggerty (Silvia) all of El Paso, TX. He had 28 nephews and nieces, 38 great nephews and nieces and 7 great-great nephews and nieces. When Dan chose you for a friend you knew you had a faithful and loyal friend for life. To the lives of those I've touched please don't say I gave up I just gave in. Don't say I lost the battle for it was God's war to lose or win. Please don't say how good I was, but that I did my best. Just say I tried to do what's right, to give the most I could, not to do less. Please don't give me wings or halos, that's for God to do. I want no more than I deserve, no extras, just my due. Please don't give me flowers or talk in harsh tones. Don't be concerned about me now. I'm well with God, I've made it home. Don't talk about what could have been, it's over and it's done. Just see to all my family's needs, the battle has been won. When you draw a picture of me, don't draw me as a saint. I've done some good, I've done some wrong. Use all your paint, not just the bright and light tones, use some gray and dark. In fact don't put me down on canvas, paint me in your heart. Don't just remember good times, but remember some bad. For life is full of many things, some happy and some sad. But if you must do something then I have one last request. Forgive me for the wrong I have done and with the love that's left, thank God for my souls resting, thank God for I've been blessed, thank God for all who love me and praise God who loved me best. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral High School Gymnasium. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral High School Gymnasium with a reception to follow. A private interment will be held. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Funeraria Del Angel Kaster-Maxon & Futrell, 8817 Dyer Street, El Paso, Texas 79904. (915) 751-1287.

Published in El Paso Times from June 30 to July 8, 2013
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