Norman J. McTigue, a retired employee of Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., died Monday in Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clarence, after a brief illness. He was 88.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. McTigue was a graduate of South Park High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a radioman with Gen. George Patton's Third Army in the European Theater.
Mr. McTigue worked for Niagara Mohawk from 1949 until his retirement in 1975.
He enjoyed playing cards and working crossword puzzles.
His wife of 58 years, Patricia Pierce McTigue, died in 2000.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary P. Garrett of North Tonawanda; four sons, the Rev. Norman P., pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Buffalo, James F. of Sarasota, Fla., John P. of Tulsa, Okla., and Robert F. of the Town of Tonawanda; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Amelia's Catholic Church, 2999 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.