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Thomas J. Haggerty

June 1, 1939 - January 27, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: January 31, 2018

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery St. Mary s Byzantine Cemetery

Church St. Maria Goretti Church

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Thomas J. Haggerty, 78 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at his home.

Born in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Keblish) Haggerty.

Tom attended James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre and was an Army Veteran, serving in Germany. He was employed at Johns Manville, Luzerne, until his retirement.

Tom was affectionately known by his nickname “Tricky” and was an avid Norte Dame fan. He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin.

He was preceded in death by his brothers William “Bucky” Haggerty and James Haggerty.

Surviving are his brother Robert Haggerty and his wife Gayle, Swoyersville and formerly of Laflin, nieces and nephews Theresa Sandrowicz and her husband David, and Michelle Orlando and her husband Fred, all of Swoyersville, Gabrielle Dennis and her husband Robert, South Carolina, Magisterial District Judge, James J. Haggerty, Kingston, Dr. Kelly Haggerty Ahuna and her husband Kevin, and Patricia Haggerty Lyle, Esq. and her husband Tim, all of Amherst, NY, several cousins.

Funeral will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 9:30 am at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, PA 18702, with Father James J. Walsh, Pastor, officiating. The Parish Rosary Group will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary in the Church 30 minutes before the Funeral Mass. All are invited to attend. Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Byzantine Cemetery, Lake Street, Dallas. Family and friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, PA 18702.