Retired Stamford Firefighter Charles Haggerty Has Passed Away

Firefighter Charles Haggerty
Firefighter Charles Haggerty

It is with deep regret that the Stamford Fire Department announces the passing of retired Firefighter Charles Haggerty

Charley was born on February 25, 1933, in Stamford, CT. He passed away June 18, 2019, at Hospice House in Sarasota, Florida leaving behind his wife, Jean DeLeo Haggerty of 65 years.  He also leaves behind his daughter, Janice Owens (Jeffery) in Atlanta, Georgia., son Scott (Diane) of Golden, Colorado., son Chuck (Mia) of Sarasota, Florida., sister Patsy Bransfield of Florida, brother Jim & Bill of Connecticut.  

Charley joined the United States Navy in 1950 and spent four years on the LST 1041, and then became a firefighter for the City of Stamford until he retired in 1981 and moved to Florida.  He then went to work for Les King Fire & Safety servicing fire extinguishers.  He loved being a firefighter and has a collection of fire memorabilia that was displayed in his special room.  His room was featured on our local TV stations seen from coast to coast.  Charley will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida.  Service will be at a later date.

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Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the StamfordFire.com website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.

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