IN MEMORIAM: Iron Workers Local 392’s John ‘Jack’ Hagarty


John “Jack” Richard Hagarty, a 47-year member of Iron Workers Local 392, died Nov. 12, 2023, at his home with family by his side.

Brother Hagarty, 66, of Belleville, Ill., was a beloved husband, loving father, devoted brother, loyal friend and respected ironworker. 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 Florida, Jack and his family returned to Belleville 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 is survived by his wife, Michele “Anette” (nee Burdge) Hagarty; five children, Jennifer Hagarty, John P. Hagarty, 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, Ill., Gary (Pam) Hagarty, of Mount Olive. Ill., Timothy Hagarty and Kenneth Hagarty, both of Belleville, and Daniel (Cathy) Hagarty, of Grafton, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Linda Hagarty; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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.

A funeral service was held Nov. 17 at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Belleville followed by interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, Ill. Memorial donations may be made in Brother Hagarty’s name to the Siteman Cancer Center at


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