Jack Hagarty

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John “Jack” Richard Hagarty, 66, of Belleville, IL, born July 21, 1957, in East St. Louis, IL, died Sunday, November 12, 2023, at his residence, with family by his side.

Jack Hagarty was a beloved husband, loving father, devoted brother, loyal friend, and respected ironworker. He dedicated over 25 years proudly working for Ironworkers Local #392. He was also a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church and Shiloh Eagles Aerie 545.

Jack was married to Anette, nee Burdge, Hagarty, his wife of 35 years. After they married, Jack and Anette moved to Florida where Jack became a fishing guide at Lake Okeechobee. After seven years in FL, Jack and his family returned to Belleville, IL, where he continued to enjoy the outdoors, fishing, hunting, woodworking, cooking in his self-renovated kitchen, landscaping, and being the life of the party. Jack enjoyed being a gracious host, exchanging stories, and creating enjoyable moments. During the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals season, you could find Jack watching the games on his patio in the company of his close friends and family.

Throughout his lifetime, Jack took so much pride in his family, especially his grandchildren. He left a lasting impact on all those who were fortunate enough to have called him a friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John C. “Jack” and Dolores M., nee Champ, Hagarty; three brothers, Donald Hagarty, Patrick Hagarty, and Kevin Hagarty; and his sister-in-law, Paula Hagarty.

Surviving are his wife, Michele “Anette”, nee Burdge, Hagarty; five children, Jennifer Hagarty, John P. Hagarty, and Brenn (David) Lemon, Claire (Sterling Dorrell) Hagarty, and Caye (Steven) Burian; two grandchildren, Reagan Burian and Louis Lemon; five brothers, Michael Hagarty of O’Fallon, IL, Gary (Pam) Hagarty of Mount Olive IL, Timothy Hagarty and Kenneth Hagarty both of Belleville, and Daniel (Cathy) Hagarty of Grafton, IL; a sister-in-law, Linda Hagarty; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Over the last 20 years, Jack fought and overcame two separate cancer diagnoses. Recently, he faced a challenging third diagnosis, a rare and aggressive form of small cell neuroendocrine cancer. Although the prognosis was poor, Jack’s love of life motivated him to continue to fight and beat the odds.

Due to limited research on small cell neuroendocrine cancer, the family requests contributions be made to Siteman Cancer Center in support of Dr. Trikolinos’ ongoing research. Donations can be made by sending a check to MSC 1247-414-2100, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105 or online at siteman.wustl.edu/tribute. Please indicate the gift is in memory of Jack Hagarty by writing a memo on your check. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2023, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2023, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.


30 Comments on Jack Hagarty

William Pearson said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2024 at 2:03 PM

I discovered this on social media. I grew up a couple of doors down from John, Mike and their family. Sad to hear about this, he was cool guy!

  • Farmington
  • Mo
Nancy McNay said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2023 at 9:23 AM

Jack loved everyone. Everyone loved Jack. My sincere condolences for comfort during this heartbreaking time. He was truly one of a kind. God Bless his wonderful family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jay McKinney said : Guest Report Nov 18, 2023 at 11:17 AM

My sympathies, thoughts, and prayers to Jack's entire family. I remember Jack (whenever I saw him) as always cheerful, fun, and outgoing. Our family's were close to one another and he will surely be missed.

  • Shakopee
  • MN
Ray & Lois Deason said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2023 at 7:58 PM

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all.

  • New Baden
  • IL
Rich & Teri Sobieralski said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2023 at 6:01 PM

Being a neighbor of Jack’s for over 20 years has been amazing, My favorite line from Jack nearly every time I saw him was come on over I’ve got the Budweiser. God bless the family for he will truly be missed.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Dale & Tammy Averick said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2023 at 9:50 AM

Our deepest sympathy for the family and our prayers for Jack ! What a great guy ! RIP Jack!

  • Ava
  • IL
Pie & Mary Leonard said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2023 at 10:12 PM

Sending our heartfelt sympathy to your families and loved ones. We ask God to guide you strength and peace during this most challenging time of your lives. Jack was a good man, a husband, a father, a brother and friend. We were privileged to be a part of f his life for many years. We were so lucky! Pie and Mary Leonard

  • Foley
  • AL
Dennis shevlin said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2023 at 5:27 PM

You brought joy to all around you and will be missed.God be with you

  • Belleville
  • Il
Mark Whitcomb said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2023 at 3:12 PM

I was lucky to have known Jack and have great memories of times we had helping each other on home projects ( he helping me mostly). I had so much admiration for Jack. His energy and can do work ethic on everything he did. The way he always wanted to help people; the way he wanted to include everyone in on good times at his house watching Blues games. He was happy when you were happy. He was selfless always wanting to get it done no matter the size of the project. He loved his family his grandkids they were number one but he had so many friends. We fished in his back yard and he wanted me to catch the biggest fish or told me to use his boat because he wasn’t feeling up to it. I could go on and on and people that know him know what I’m talking about. He was brave as they get never complaining about his situation but always wanting to make sure you were doing okay. Can’t describe the loss I feel but so happy to be lucky enough to be one of his friends. Glad he is in heaven with his brothers and family. They are lucky to have him there.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gary Weber said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2023 at 10:52 AM

To a great friend of mine, and to all the good times we had together. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Prayers to all of you

  • Palmetto
  • FL
Donny Dahm said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2023 at 9:10 AM

Watched Jack fight a courageous battle the last few years, always upbeat to the end. He will be remembered.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Billy. Dupent said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2023 at 8:14 AM

My condolences to the family, Jack was a great friend.

  • Mesa
  • AZ
John Schmitt said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2023 at 7:11 AM

Brother Hagarty, What a Wonderful Man! Very enjoyable to be around, funny, happy, likeable, VERY STRONG UNION MAN I.W.392 LOVES YOU and THANKS YOU

  • E. St. Louis
  • IL
Tomy Smallmon said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2023 at 4:59 PM

Very saddened by the news that Jack had passed. I always looked up to Jack and truly enjoyed his company. Hopefully he is enjoying a beer with his dad and brothers in heaven.

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Steve. Knefelkamp said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2023 at 3:04 PM

Deepest Sympathy to the Hagarty family for the loss of Jack. I did not know Jack but was good friends with his brother Kevin and remain good friends with his brother Kenny. May God bless and help you all through this most difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • Ill.
Robert & Sam Hattan said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2023 at 9:36 AM

What a great loss of good friend. Always laughing & generous. He will be sadly missed. Prayers for him & family.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Andrew R Schaefer said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2023 at 8:40 AM

Jack you're a good friend you're gonna be missed Always enjoy being Around you it was great

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gary L. Cox said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2023 at 7:50 AM

Sorry to hear about the passing of Jack. We played a lot of softball together and against each other. I always enjoyed the cookouts at Demo's whether it was fried turkey on New Years day or some BBQ when the Cards had a day game. What a courageous man. R.I.P. Jack

  • Belleville
  • Il
Missy Thurlow said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2023 at 7:49 AM

Sending love and prayers.

  • OFallon
  • IL
Tichia Baker said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 8:37 PM

Praying for you and your family.

  • Florissant
  • Missouri
Lisa Anselmo said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 8:36 PM

I didn’t know Jack but to know his daughter Claire and working with her for a few years I’m sure he was an amazing father as Claire is such a delight to be around. Praying for your family at this time of grief 🩵

  • St. Charles
  • Missouri
Rickey lugge said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 7:39 PM

So sorry to here about your loss Good man one great family prayers 🙏

  • Belleville
  • IL
Cindy Taylor said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 7:13 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Anette sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Stan Sirtak said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 5:47 PM

Jack was absolute fine man! Be hard to find a better man anywhere. Heaven gained a huge saint of a person!

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Laura huff said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 2:55 PM

Jack was such a giving and caring man. Im so sorry for your loss

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jeanne Norris said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 2:52 PM

Caye, I am so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute for someone who was clearly a special person. You are in my thoughts.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Sue Koesterer said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 2:10 PM

Jack , you will be missed Thanks for the memories of fun times since the days when the Hags moved into our St Luke’s hood! Big hugs Anette… I’ll miss his laughs and catch-up when we ran into each other along the way

  • Smithton
  • IL
Cobby/Carroll Perez said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 12:40 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Annette and all the family We hold good memories if that fella. A good and lovely man and good human being for all to remember

  • Troy
  • Illinois 62294
Andy Burdge said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 11:30 AM

He was a great brother in law and great friend I have a lot of great memories with Jack including him being my fishing guide at Lake Okeechobee when I brought customers to fish! He will be missed dearly!

  • Dickinson
  • Texas
Nancy Shepherd said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 11:13 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was a great man and had a loving and wonderful family.

  • Missouri

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