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Shirley Lois Haggerty

October 14, 1934 January 13, 2019
Shirley Lois Haggerty
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Obituary for Shirley Lois Haggerty

Shirley Lois (Lechus) Haggerty, age 84, beloved wife of the late Clyde James Haggerty, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Yale New Haven Hospital. Mrs. Haggerty was born October 14, 1934 in Derby, CT, daughter of the late William and Bertha (Owcarz) Lechus and was a longtime Stratford resident before moving to Shelton. 

Shirley was a graduate of the University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene and a retired dental hygienist for the Town of Stratford and several local dental offices. She was an avid reader, a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed traveling to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 

Shirley was a loving, compassionate mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Survivors include her four children CarrieLynn Saul and her husband Michael, James Haggerty, Daniel Haggerty and his wife Donna and Timothy Haggerty; six grandchildren Gillian, Erin, John and his wife Liz, Brenna, Patrick and Thomas; one great granddaughter Clare; one sister Lorraine Hirth; one sister-in-law, Alice Zawadski; two brothers-in-law, Don Fournier and Tony Melita and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister Jeanette Fournier; a brother-in-law Jack Zawadski and a sister-in-law Mary Melita. 

Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Arthur C. Mollenhauer on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. by meeting directly at Saint James Church, 2110 Main Street, Stratford. Interment will follow in Putney Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may visit her family Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford.  

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4:00 PM 1/17/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/17/2019 7:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 1/18/2019 10:30:00 AM
Saint James Church

2070 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint James Church
2070 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Cemetery Details


Putney Cemetery Final Resting Place

5936 Main St (putney)
Stratford, CT 06614

5936 Main St (putney) Stratford 06614 CT
United States

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