, Salem, MA

December 28, 2012

John G. Tagney, Jr., 88

Saugus — Mr. John G. Tagney, Jr, age 88, died on Dec. 26 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of Virginia S. (Stewart) Tagney.

Born in Swampscott, he was the son of the late John G. and Geraldine E. (Turner) Tagney. Fondly known as “Papa" and for his lifelong devotion to his wife, kids and family. A United States Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Tagney was a carpenter by trade and worked as a construction supervisor. He was also a member of the Masons and Local #595.

Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter Virginia Whitaker of Beverly, his son-in-law Edward Guarino of Saugus and nephew Robert Schriefer of New Hampshire. He was the grandfather of Kelly Trecartin of Saugus, Kristine Trecartin of Chelsea, Richard Whitaker & his wife Terri of Beverly, Courtney Whitaker of Beverly and great-grandfather of Sophia & Dominic Manuppelli. He was the father of the late Karen E. Guarino and grandfather of the late Karrie & Katie Trecartin.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Katie Ann Trecartin Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Webster First Federal Credit Union, 448 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, MA 01906.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives & friends are invited to attend a funeral service in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS, on Sunday evening at 5 p.m. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service from 3 – 5 p.m. Interment will be private. For directions & condolences,