“Here It Is, Then”
A Tribute to Mark Haggerty
Mark and his dedicated wife, Linda, raised three terrific children. He had a deep love for his wife and was a devoted father and grandfather. His children and grandchildren were his finest accomplishments.
Mark was Patty’s fraternal twin! He embraced valued time with his family of origin. Cherishing his memories with his beloved brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mark was an eager and savvy family historian. He tracked his lineage to Irish royalty, specific passengers aboard the Mayflower, President John Adams and President John Quincy Adams-no less! A proud Irishman, indeed!
Mark possessed the gift of Blarney! He was a man of many words-written and spoken. A talented storyteller! He welcomed a captive audience-the more the merrier. His intelligence and interest in politics knew no bounds. Mark was never shy about expressing his opinions. His sense of humor was boundless and his smile and laughter were legendary. He, like his father and brothers, was a man for all seasons.
Mark LOVED to travel. He cherished his trips to visit his daughter, Marcia, in Alaska and his daughter, Carol, in Japan. An especially treasured travel experience was an often-touted trip to Ireland with his brothers, John and Bob. The photos speak volumes showcasing the shenanigans of the Haggerty lads while on Erin’s sod.
Mark fancied the sport of sailing! Many summers were happily spent navigating the challenging waters of the splendid North Shore.
He had an uncanny way of touching the hearts of those he met. A true friend to all-come rain or come shine, through thick and thin.
He lived life to the fullest!
Haggerty, Mark E. age 65 of New Hope. Mark was an Evans Scholar at the U of MN and a graduate of the U of MN School of Law. Preceded in death by parents, Dorothy & William Haggerty; mother and father-in-law, Ruth & Earl Olson; brothers, John and Bob; niece Moira Haggerty. Survived by beloved wife of 41 years, Linda; children, Marcia (Lonnie Holley) Haggerty, Brian (Sarah) Haggerty, Carol (Jake) Hosokura; grandchildren, Alexis, Joanna, Marcus, Lydia, Fio; brother, Tom (Sue) Haggerty; sisters, Patty (Richard) Danda, Maryann (Bob) Neeser. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 3/28/2014 11 AM at the Church of St. Joseph, 8701 36th Ave. North, New Hope. Viewing one hour prior to Mass and a luncheon to follow. Private interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Rosemount, MN. Visitation Thursday 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 7300 42nd Ave. North.
NEW HOPE, MN 763 531 1777