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Maurice Vinton Wagy

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Mr. Maurice Vinton Wagy, 95, a Quincy resident, formerly of Barry, died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the Illinois Veterans Home, Quincy.

He was born July 23, 1922, in Plainville, a son of Ellis E. and Lillian P. Barkley Wagy.

Maurice married Harriet Caroline Hadsell on Dec. 25, 1942. He married Mary Allen Rodriguez on Aug. 3, 1974, and she survives in Quincy.

He graduated from Barry Community High School in 1941 and entered military service April 21, 1943, in St. Louis. Maurice served under Gen. George Patton in the European theater. He was awarded three Bronze Stars for combat duty, including the historic Battle of the Bulge.

Honorably discharged on Jan. 23, 1946, he was a continuous member of the Barry American Legion Post 222 since 1946 and served as post commander two years. He also was a Veterans of Foreign Wars member.

Maurice operated a business in Barry from 1953 to 1971. He also worked as an auditor for the Illinois secretary of state from 1971 to 1983 and retired June 30, 1983.

He also is survived by one son, Harry Gene Wagy (wife Dixie) of Quincy; two stepsons, Norman J. Rodriguez (wife Anita) of Quincy and Bradford J. Rodriguez (wife Wendy) of Toronto; two grandchildren, Candria Elsa Thornton and Richard Jamison Wagy; four stepgrandchildren, Shane, Sabrina, Kiira and Kayley Rodriguez; four great-grandchildren, Alexandra Wainman (Dillon), Gabrielle Leigh Moore, Baylee Thornton Perryman (Willie) of the U.S. Navy, and Derick W.J. Thornton; and one great-great-grandson, Connor Reid Wainman.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, at Kirgan Funeral Home, Barry. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry.

VISITATION: 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, at the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Barry American Legion Post 222.

ARRANGEMENTS: Kirgan Funeral Home.

WEBSITE: kirganfh.com.

Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from July 8 to July 10, 2018
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