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HAGERSTOWN Bernard Eugene Creegan, 73, of Hagerstown, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at the Meritus Medical Center.
Born Sunday, Jan. 23, 1944, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Bernard D. Creegan and the late Ruth (Stevens) Creegan.
Bernie graduated from LaSalle High School in Cumberland in 1962. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served on the USS Springfield a guided missile cruiser in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Following his discharge from the Navy, he was employed with the Celanese Corporation until the plant closed in 1983, then was employed as a correction officer with the state of Maryland (MCI) following that with Callas Contractors, Inc., Hagerstown Paint & Glass and finally with Triad Construction as a Lead Contractor/Master Carpenter until he retired in 2006.
Bernie was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Knights of Colombus, I.W.L.A and the Lancaster Fencibles.
He is survived by his wife Patricia A. Creegan; children, Todd, Jennifer, Brendan, Lori and James; sister, Mary and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred and faithful pets, Ladydog, Sandydog and William the Squirrel
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Avenue Hagerstown, with the Rev. Msgr. J. Bruce Jarboe as celebrant.
Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be at the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com
Published on August 11, 2017
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