2nd Lieutenant John McTigue
Sunday
17
November

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes, Inc.
603 Wantagh Ave.
Wantagh, New York, United States
Sunday
17
November

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes, Inc.
603 Wantagh Ave.
Wantagh, New York, United States
Monday
18
November

Mass

10:00 am
Monday, November 18, 2019
St. Frances De Chantal Church
1309 Wantagh Avenue
Wantagh, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Calvary Cemetery
49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd.
Woodside, New York, United States

Obituary

McTigue, John F. – 2nd Lieutenant, US Army Air Force Killed in action over Merseberg, Germany on August 24, 1944. Returned home November 15, 2019. John was born on August 10, 1922 in Manhattan. The son of John and Mary Elizabeth McTigue, nee McLarney. John was the oldest of four children, the late Edna Karlsson, the late Dorothy Rice, and younger brother Thomas McTigue who resides in Wantagh, New York. John attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in New York City where he was first in his class, and Haaren Aviation High School where he graduated with honors. As a teenager, John had a passion for aviation, and he often visited Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York. During WWII, he was the co-pilot in a B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft that was brought down by enemy fire during a bombing raid over Merseberg, Germany on August 24, 1944. His remains were disinterred from the Lorraine American Cemetery in St. Avold, France, and identified on September 5, 2019 by DNA analysis. He will be returned to New York City on Friday, November 15th, with a military honor guard. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 17, 2-5pm and 7-9pm at the Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, 603 Wantagh Avenue (Exit 28N SS Pkwy.). On Monday, November 18, Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am, St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church in Wantagh, NY. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, New York.
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Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019
Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes, Inc.
603 Wantagh Ave.
Wantagh, New York, United States
11793

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019
Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes, Inc.
603 Wantagh Ave.
Wantagh, New York, United States
11793

Mass

10:00 am Monday, November 18, 2019
St. Frances De Chantal Church
1309 Wantagh Avenue
Wantagh, New York, United States
11793

Final Resting Place

Calvary Cemetery
49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd.
Woodside, New York, United States
11377

Obituary

McTigue, John F. – 2nd Lieutenant, US Army Air Force Killed in action over Merseberg, Germany on August 24, 1944. Returned home November 15, 2019. John was born on August 10, 1922 in Manhattan. The son of John and Mary Elizabeth McTigue, nee McLarney. John was the oldest of four children, the late Edna Karlsson, the late Dorothy Rice, and younger brother Thomas McTigue who resides in Wantagh, New York. John attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in New York City where he was first in his class, and Haaren Aviation High School where he graduated with honors. As a teenager, John had a passion for aviation, and he often visited Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York. During WWII, he was the co-pilot in a B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft that was brought down by enemy fire during a bombing raid over Merseberg, Germany on August 24, 1944. His remains were disinterred from the Lorraine American Cemetery in St. Avold, France, and identified on September 5, 2019 by DNA analysis. He will be returned to New York City on Friday, November 15th, with a military honor guard. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 17, 2-5pm and 7-9pm at the Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, 603 Wantagh Avenue (Exit 28N SS Pkwy.). On Monday, November 18, Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am, St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church in Wantagh, NY. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, New York.
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