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.