Monson- John F. Lagacy, 92, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Chestnut Hill in East Longmeadow. John was born in Hartford, CT to the late John G. and Caroline E. (Dezalia), Lagacy. He made his home and raised a family in Monson since 1962. John, known to family and friends as Jack retired from Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) as a railroad electrician after 45 years in 1990. He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Monson. Jack was a simple man enjoying simple pleasures. He loved hunting, particularly deer hunting in western Mass and throughout New England. He was a longtime Boston Bruins fan and was lucky enough to experience their most recent Stanley cup runs with his family. He was a huge fan of the Great American Songbook era of music and Frank Sinatra was his favorite. He was also a huge movie buff; action films in particular, and he never met a western he didn’t like. He enjoyed classic cars spending many years working on his own vintage Cadillac, and also spent earlier years on model railroading. Most of all Jack loved spending time with his family and puttering around the house on various car and home improvement projects.
Jack leaves his loving wife of 58 years Adine Althea (Chamberlin) Lagacy and their four children; Maria Bandy, and her partner Kevin Martin of Claremont, NH, James Lagacy and his wife Heather Mach of Ware, Lisa Kowal and her husband Andy of Southampton, and John Lagacy and his wife Renee of Tehachapi, CA; eight grandchildren, Terry, Brian, Eli, Shannon, Dina, Jillian, Nicholas and Brandon; brothers, Edward Lagacy and his wife Sue of Monson, Richard Lagacy of Palmer, Donald Lagacy and his wife Terry of W. Springfield; sisters, Shirley Demusis and her husband David of Springfield and Doris Vancini and her husband Bob of Ludlow, and many nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his brothers Robert and Raymond Lagacy and his sister Carolyn Lagacy.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 11, 2021 in Lombard Funeral Home. A visiting hour will be held from 10-11am with a service at 11am in the funeral home followed by burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Monson.
We ask that attendees adhere to social distancing and face covering requirements.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in John's name to St Patrick's Restoration Fund PO Box 473 Monson, Ma 01057 or to the Springfield Rescue Mission 10 Mill St. Springfield, MA 01108.
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