Stagg, Dwight Elliott Treganowan, Jr. age 78, of Wallingford, CT, died peacefully Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT. Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Marion Macfarlane and Dwight Stagg. He resided in Fairfield, graduated from the Kent School and attended Hobart College before entering the United States Naval Reserve in Pensacola, FL where he became a member of the Prestigious Naval Drill Team. After receiving his Wings in Corpus Christi, TX he wed his now former wife Jane Sweet Stagg. They were stationed in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone where Dwight was a Navy Pilot during the Korean War. He was the beloved father of their four children: Susan S. Downey and husband Rob of Melbourne Village, FL, Diana S. Maver and husband Michael of Fairfield, Dwight III and wife Laura of St. Charles, MO and Margaret A. Forcier of New Port Richey, FL. He was the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren: Christopher and Margaret Downey, Michael and Sarah Maver, Kassandra, Dwight IV, Christina and Troy Stagg and Ashley Forcier. He is also survived by his aunt Harriet Macfarlane Lane of Bridgeport, several nieces and nephews and former wife Deborah Johnson of Wallingford. He was predeceased by his sister Mary Stagg Hamblett. Dwight was the former owner and president of the Hawley Hardware Company of Bridgeport. He was a 32 degree Mason - Scottish rite, and a former member of the Brooklawn Country Club, the Algonquin Club and the Weekapaug Yacht Club in Westerly, RI where the family enjoyed a summer home. He especially enjoyed flying, Corvette car racing, fishing and boating. He resided with his son and daughter-in-law for six years before recently moving to Wallingford. While being treated for Alzheimer's disease, he received dedicated and loving care at the Masonic Health Care Center, Wallingford and Water's Edge Health and Rehabilitation Center, Middletown.Services: There will be no calling hours. At the convenience of the family there will be a Memorial Service and Interment at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2008