Thomas Haggerty

Thomas Haggerty, 78, lifelong resident of the Hill Section, dies Saturday February 26 at home with his loving family.

Born August 28, 1943 in Philadelphia, son of Thomas & Catherine Ruddy Haggerty. He was a graduate of Chapel School, Cathedral High School class of 1961 and the University of Scranton class of 1965.  He was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church.  Tom began his business career with the Burroughs Corporation, then with James McDonnell Business Forms before beginning his own business Haggerty Business Forms.  Tom served as a member of the 109th Infantry Regiment of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Tom enjoyed fishing, especially on trips to Canada with his buddies, woodworking, time spent with family, and sitting on the front porch keeping watch on the neighborhood.

He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and loving wife Liz Blomberg Haggerty;  his children Kathleen of Malvern PA, Timothy and his wife Meghan of Holmdel NJ, and Molly Scocozzo and her husband Vito of Scranton PA;  grandchildren Vito Scocozzo, Catherine and Timmy Haggerty;  sisters in law Eileen Haggerty, Dunmore, and Theresa Haggerty, Jessup.

He was also preceded in death by brothers James and Neil, infant son Thomas, and mother in law Rosemary Blomberg.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. by Rev. Patrick Mclaughlin, pastor.

All attending the Mass are asked to go directly to the church.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4-7pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in Tom’s memory to St. Joseph’s Center 2010 Adams Ave. Scranton, PA 18509

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  1. Joan Mellon

    Tom Haggerty Family,
    My sincere sympathy in the loss of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
    God Bless the Haggerty Family.

  2. Jean Fasching

    Dear Liz and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Tommy’s passing. I have such great memories of him. What a great friend he was to my dad. I know he will miss him terribly. You are all in my thoughts.


    Tim, Meghan and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Deepest Condolences.
    Love the Battaglia Family

  4. Eleanor melvin

    I worked with Tom during high school he was a great joy to work eith

  5. Susanne Wolf

    Dear Liz,
    I am so sorry to learn of Tom’s death. I will always remember seeing your smiling faces at the Chapel every time we returned home to Scranton for a visit. Sending prayers of comfort to you and your family. May Tom rest in the peace of the Lord.
    Sue and Greg Wolf

  6. Mary and Bob O'Hora

    Liz, we are so sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. He was one of the good guys and will be missed.

    Our sincere condolences, love and prayers.

  7. Beth Secor McMynne

    Sorry for your loss. I always remember him as such a nice man. My thoughts are with your family.


    Dear Liz and Family
    So very so to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a great man.

  9. Ellen (Secor) Costello

    Haggerty Family,

    My deepest condolences are with you. I am so sorry to hear about Mr Haggerty’s passing. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ellen (Secor) Costello

  10. Marc Crayton

    To The Haggerty Family – please accept our deepest condolences. We hope you find peace and remembrances of joy in the many memories that celebrate Mr. Haggerty’s life. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    —Jennifer and Marc Crayton

  11. Mary Lou and. Ted Karampilas and Ted Jr.

    Liz very sorry about Tom. I have know you and Tom most of our lives .Since Chapel School. He was a great guy .We lived near each other.Even His family when they lived on Linden St.

  12. Mary Ellen Cannon

    Liz- Sending our condolences and prayers to you and your family. It was always good to see you and Tom at Marywood reunions. May he Rest In Peace.
    Lala and Andy Cannon

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