George J. Nagle, 78, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a battle with cancer. He was born Mar. 8, 1941 to the late Christopher and Adeline Nagle. George proudly served in the US Air Force where he enjoyed boxing. He graduated from American International College and worked as a salesman in the area for many years and also taught at Commerce High School. George loved politics and was a lifelong democrat. An avid Red Sox, Eagles and Patriot fan, he also coached youth basketball in West Springfield for many years. A devoted catholic, he was a communicant of the former St. Anne’s Church and more recently St. Thomas Church in W. Spfld. Above all, George loved being with his family. A resident of W. Spfld for more than 58 years, he leaves his loving wife Carol E. (Keating), his daughters Kathleen Archer and her partner Lon Winchell of Southwick, Kara Libby and her husband David of Chestnut Hill., his son Brian Nagle and his wife Erika of E. Granby, CT., grandchildren; Nicholas, Patrick and Daniel Archer, Brendan Libby and Mary Katherine Nagle, his six great grandchildren, brother Christopher Nagle Jr., sisters Jean McClain and Jacqueline Nagle, along with dozens of nieces and nephews. George was also predeceased by son Patrick Nagle and brothers Joseph “Jerry” and William “Billy” Nagle. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held THURSDAY 11:30 AM in St. Thomas Church, 47 Pine St., W. Spfld. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St., Agawam. Calling Hours will be held WEDS from 4 to 7 PM at the TOOMEY-O’BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 WESTFIELD ST., W. SPRINGFIELD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in George’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Mass, 264 Cottage St., Springfield, MA 01104-3274
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