OBITUARY

Leonard "Pete" J. Haggerty

January 6, 1935June 16, 2013

Leonard James “Pete” Haggerty, 78, died on June 16th at his home in Homosassa, Florida. Pete was born on January 6, 1935 to Josephine Dumas and Joseph Haggerty in Nashua, New Hampshire. Pete served 23 years in the US Air Force in the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) division. After retirement from the Air Force, Pete worked for PepsiCo, owned a locksmith business and conducted civilian de-mining activity of military grounds sold to the public. Pete was active with the Shriners and served on the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Pete’s hobbies included flying ultra-light airplanes, telescopes and garage sales. Pete was a patriotic man who loved spending time with his family and friends. Pete is survived by his wife, Virgie, his former wife Sonya, 5 children Shawn Haggerty, Scott Haggerty, Sheryl Lashway, Sharon Haggerty and Patrick Haggerty, 5 step-children Cheri Thompson, Kim Moody, Chris Radtke, Konnie Hamilton, and Cindy Naff, 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Pete was cremated and will be buried at the Florida National Cemetery with military honors. A celebration of his life will take place on July 4th at 5:00 p.m. at his home in Homosassa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 4, 2013
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Leonard "Pete" J. Haggerty

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Amanda Philhour

June 22, 2013

Grandpa Pete. Your family in Kansas is missing you and will be getting together July 21st in your honor to continue celebrating your life. I'll hold the memories of you & Grandma Virgie at my wedding and driving your boat in FL dear to my heart. Love you always.

Linda Mc Aloon

June 22, 2013

Pete , We so enjoyed your company on our trips to Homosassa. Will always remember you commandeering our boat on our river adventure. And I will never forget your caring and concern when my Joe was not feeling well . Joe so enjoyed your friendship. I was always impressed the way you cared so much for Virgie. I would say she was a lucky lady to have you by her side. It is always difficult to say Goodbye to a truly caring person. The neighborhood for sure will not be the same, you will be sadly missed by all. Love to ya ... Linda

Pauline & Henry Raymond

June 22, 2013


May HE watch over you as you did for us!!!
Peace and Love Pauline&Henry

Rich and Ann Malachowski

June 21, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together, as you celebrate a life well lived.
Rest in peace, Pete.

Bill Habel

June 21, 2013

My sympathy extends to Pete and his family, and the neighborhood he so dearly loved. I always felt accepted as his neighbor though I live 8 hours away. A great person has left us for higher challenges, and I'm sure that suits Pete just fine! I know his neighborhood will look after Vergie as they do all of those in need.

Maryann Andrews

June 21, 2013

To my wonderful neighbor who loved my Kerra. We will miss you. My prayers to Vergie and family.

June 21, 2013

Pete was like a brother to us. Now Gary will have to ride without Pete on his motorcycle. His sweet Irish spirit will always be with us. I always admired him for the care he gave Virgie. He was truly a gentleman!
Sue and Gary Burns

Dave Shuman

June 21, 2013

I flew ultralights with Pete in California, and eventually followed him to Florida for more of the same. I will always fondly remember all the good times we had. Now Pete can fly with the angels!

June 21, 2013

We offer our sympathy to Vergie and the family left to grieve.
Pete was a very special neighbor and friend,,,,,,, it is with sadness in our hearts we offer sympathy for his wonderful family .
To Virgie his wife and our special friend our thoughts and prayers are with you
Richard and Allie Krimpenfort

Dave and Pat hebblethwaite

June 21, 2013

There is a huge hole in our hearts and our neighborhood where Pete has been for years as a bigger than life friend! His feet will be missed under our table, his political banter has been sadly silenced. The memories of Pete participating in all our holiday and birthday celebrations will last!

Dave and Pat Hebblethwaite