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Lloyd F. Tighe


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Lloyd F. Tighe Obituary
Lloyd "Mitty" Frederick Tighe of North Easton, died on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the age of 87, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of 61 years to his high school sweetheart, Irene Gladys (Covert) Tighe, who passed away four years prior on the same day. Lloyd is survived by his two sons, Michael Tighe and his wife Mary, Bradford Tighe and Jeannette Tighe; five grandchildren, Christopher Tighe and his wife Kathryn, Kristin Coe and her husband Brian, Bethany Camarota and her husband Anthony, Katelyn Tighe, Katharine Tighe; and six great-grandchildren. Born November 11, 1931, in Brockton, Mitty was the son of Gladys (Woodland) Tighe and Matthew Jerome Tighe Jr., and youngest brother of Matthew Tighe III, Robert J. Tighe and Bertha (Bunny) Hill all of Brockton. Mitty was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was known for his passion for physical fitness even before it was fashionable and carried through his workouts and walking routines until just recently. In his younger years, he would frequently run 17 miles from Brockton to Pinehurst Beach in Wareham to visit Irene at her summer cottage. He played football for Brockton High School, Indiana University on full scholarship and the U.S. Army, where he also instructed physical education for paratroopers. In the Army, he earned "National Lineman of the Year" two consecutive years in a row and was later drafted by the Pittsburg Steelers. A highlight of his football career was playing on the Brockton High School powerhouse football team when they won the National Championship at the Orange Bowl against Miami Edison High School in Miami, Fla., in 1948. He and his friends also sparred with the famed Brockton boxer Rocky Marciano and routinely played handball at the Brockton YMCA. After his football career, Mitty worked at Dairy Lea Creamery and Tighe Real Estate. Later in life, he enjoyed running at D.W. Field Park, watching his grandchildren play sports and vacationing with his wife, family and friends in Aruba. He will be greatly missed. A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, February 13n from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton. Interment will be at a later date in the Pine Hill Cemetery, West Bridgewater. For directions, visit www.Russellpicafuneralhome.com.
Published in The Enterprise on Feb. 12, 2019
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