Harry Richard's Story
Mr. Harry Richard Wagg II, 67, of Salem, beloved husband of Maureen (Leonard) Wagg, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.
Born in Malden, he was the son of Harry Wagg I of Lancaster, Pa. and the late Muriel (Solberg) Wagg.
He was raised and educated in Stoneham, and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. He continued his education at Salem State College where he earned his bachelor degree.
Mr. Wagg had been employed with Boston Regional Medical Center as the plant operation manager for 24 years. He was then associated with Kindred Hospital, Long Term Care Facility as plant operations manager for nine years and currently he was employed with the City of Salem as the assistant building inspector until the time of his passing. He was known for his attention to detail and dedication to his craft.
A longtime resident of the City of Salem, Harry enjoyed sailing, woodworking, and had a deep passion for music. He spent Memorial Day every year playing the trumpet at services all over the North Shore. Harry's greatest pleasure was spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and uncle who will be deeply missed.
Harry is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Maureen (Leonard) Wagg of Salem; his sons, Harry R. Wagg III and his wife, Raegan of Ipswich and Shawn R. McDonald of Lynn; his father, Harry Wagg I of Lancaster, Pa.; his grandchildren, Henry John Wagg and Dorothy Rose Wagg; his sister, Kristin Glowacki of Lancaster, Pa.; two nieces; and two nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours which will be held in the O’Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common), Salem, on Sunday, July 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. All other services are private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Harry’s memory to Salem Jazz & Soul Festival – www.salemjazzsoul.org. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  July 19, 2017