Doris L. Haggerty, 84, Theresa

THERESA, NY —  Doris Louise Haggerty, 84, Theresa, NY, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Summit Village, Watertown, NY, where she has been a resident for the past 2 ½ years.

She was born to Bert and Lila (Niedel) Chambers, on October 15, 1935 in the town of Harrisburg, NY.

Doris was raised by her grandparents, John and Elsie (Bolton) Chambers in Bellwood, NY.  She attended Lowville Academy.

Doris married Arthur L. Haggerty on Oct. 5, 1952, at the Lowville Presbyterian Church. They moved to their farm on the Holmes Road, Theresa, NY, in late 1954.  They lived there until 1998, moving to a new home for retirement just down the road from the farm.

Doris is survived by her husband Arthur of 67 years, also 7 children; Susan (Charles) Randall, Concord, NH; Bonnie (Walt) Cooper, Antwerp, NY; Dennis (Patty) Haggerty, West Winfield, NY; Vicki (Mike) Walrath, Brownville, NY; Stuart (Sandy) Haggerty, Theresa, NY; Steven Haggerty, Watertown, NY; Douglas (Jodi) Haggerty, Glenfield, NY; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth (Chambers) Bennett; two sisters-in-law, Abbie (Haggerty) Moyer, Claire (Aubin) Haggerty; one brother-in-law, Duane Waterman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Norris, John and Louis, sisters, Charmaine Sacchetti, Elsie Waterman, Esther Sacchetti and a granddaughter, Blossom Haggerty.

Doris enjoyed being a homemaker, wife and mother. She enjoyed family get togethers, dancing, doing crafts, cooking and traveling. She was a longtime member of the Philadelphia Methodist Church and the Philadelphia American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

The family has entrusted Frederick Bros. Funeral Home in Theresa, NY with the arrangements. Services will be noon Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at the funeral home with Rev. Donald Briant officiating. Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service. Family and friends will gather at the Philadelphia American Legion following services. Burial will be in Sanford Corners Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 19 Main Street, Philadelphia, NY  13673.

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