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Baggett, James J.
Monday, July 6, 2009 - 22:13
James J. Baggett
(May 21, 1924 - July 6, 2009)
James J. Baggett, 85, formerly of Oakland Ave. Williamsport, passed away peacefully at Valley View Nursing Center on July 6, 2009 while surrounded by his wife and six children.
Jim was born in Boston, Mass. on May 21, 1924 a son of James and Concetta Rossi Baggett.
He received his undergraduate and masters degree from Boston College, School of Social work while serving as a member of the Boston Police Department.
Jim served in the U.S. Marine Corps. during both WWII and the Korean War.
He was a member of The Church of the Annunciation.
He was a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan and his life passion was filming his children and grandchildren.
Jim served as Executive Director of the Lycoming County United Way for 30 years from 1960 until 1990. He volunteered his professional services to lead fundraising campaigns for Annunciation Parish Center Bethune-Douglas Center, LCCCS Children’s Development Center, Williamsport YMCA Pickelner Arena, and Jersey Shore YMCA.
He also coached all five sons through their years at Brandon Little League.
Surviving is his wife of 57 years the former Mary Phillips Towne of Bradford Mass., and his six children J. Michael (Cheryl) Baggett of Moon Twp., Mark J. (Maggie) Baggett of Savannah, Ga. Paul D. (Shelly) Baggett of Johnson City, Tenn., Kevin J. (Judy) Baggett of Loyalsock Twp., Stephen N. (Christine) Baggett of Cochranville, Mary Ellen (Dan) Hibbs of Loyalsock Twp., 14 grandchildren; Zachary, Adam, Tommy, Layne, Madison, Jared, Jimmy, Michael, Ryan, Jayson, and Andrew Baggett, Marlee, Danny and Matthew Hibbs and sister Dorothy Manzelli of Walton, Mass. In addition to his parents, a brother, Robert Baggett preceded him in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday July 10, 2009, 10 a.m. at The Church of the Annunciation 702 West Fourth St. with his pastor, Rev. John K. Manno officiating followed by burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Montoursville with military honors provided by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.
Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St. from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Annunciation Parish 711 West Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or The Lycoming County United Way 1225 Clayton Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. www.crousefuneralhome.com