Margaret Haggerty

Margaret Haggerty of Childs, Carbondale Twp., died Thursday at Carbondale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Thomas Haggerty.

Born in Childs, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Caroll Wahy. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale, and before her retirement, she worked as a seamstress in the local garment industry. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Faseski and husband, Charles, Carbondale; several nieces and nephews including, John Cummings, whom she considered a son.

She was also preceded in death by five sisters, Anna Bolton, Mary Romich, Helen Slachta, Agnes Cummings and Elizabeth Wahy; and seven brothers, Paul, Joseph, John, Frank, Peter, Michael and Thomas.

The funeral will be Monday from the Brennan and Brennan Funeral Home Inc., 55 Lincoln Ave., Carbondale, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Meredith Hose Company, 100 Main St., Childs, PA 18407. Online condolences may sent at

Funeral Home

Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc.
55 Lincoln Avenue Carbondale, PA 18407
(570) 282-2710

Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 21, 2012