MANCHESTER - John T. "Jack" Haley Sr., 82, of Manchester, died Feb. 23, 2013, at his home, after a period of declining health.
Born in Manchester on Nov. 11, 1930, he was the son of Timothy Patrick and Anne Rose (Hauck) Haley. He was raised by his grandmother, Mary Agnes (Quinn) Healey
He attended Manchester High School Central and resided in the Queen City all of his life.
During the Korean War
, he served with the U.S. Army
. He also served with the Army National Guard, where he was injured in 1954 at Fort Dix, N.J.
He worked at New England Telephone Company for 30 years and retired as supervisor in the building, vehicle, and supply department.
A longtime communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church, Mr. Haley was an active volunteer with the Saint Anthony Food Pantry of the parish. Deeply devoted to his faith, he held membership in the Legion of One Thousand Men of the Monastery of the Precious Blood. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Fourth Degree Knight with councils 5260, 92, and 626, the American Legion Post 79, and the Disabled American Veterans. He was past exalted ruler and member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
No. 143. He served as cub master with the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 115.
A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed the pleasures of family life. Mr. Haley will be remembered for his kind and selfless ways as well as for his mechanical ability and being a "jack-of-all-trades." He was an avid car enthusiast, enjoyed boating, traveling and volunteering with many organizations.
Family members include his wife of 60 years, Rita L. (Vadeboncoeur) Haley of Manchester; his daughter, Donna M. Guillemette and her husband, Richard, of Manchester; four grandchildren, Timothy, Kathleen, Kyle and Jocelyn; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anne Rose Haley and Margaret Goodwin, both of Manchester; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, John T. Haley Jr., in 1995, as well as two brothers, Timothy Haley and Thomas Haley.
services: Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union St., corner of Concord Street, Manchester.
The funeral will be held Saturday with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, Elm Street, Manchester. Burial will take place in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony Food Pantry, 14 Elm St., Manchester 03103.