Edward J. Tighe Caretaker of convent

November 28, 1990

A Mass of Christian burial for Edward J. Tighe, a retired brewery worker and convent caretaker, will be offered at 9 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, 5212 McCormick Ave., Overlea.

Mr. Tighe, who was 80, died Sunday in his sleep at his home on Cedonia Avenue.

He retired three years ago as caretaker at the motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis of Baltimore on Ellerslie Avenue.

Mr. Tighe had worked there since his retirement in 1975 as a bottler for the F&M Schaefer Brewing Co. He went to work for the Globe Brewing Co. shortly after coming to Baltimore in 1930. He returned to Globe after serving in the Army Air Forces in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II.

Mr. Tighe was born in Strokestown in County Roscommon in Ireland. He was a charter member of the Emerald Isle Club and a member of St. John's Oldtimers of the 10th Ward.

Fond of Irish music, he often played it on a tin whistle.

On Sept. 14, the eve of his 80th birthday, 300 people attended a birthday party for him.

He is survived by his wife, the former Peggie Kerrigan; two daughters, Mary Tighe Hyman of Carney and Kathleen T. Sueta of Baltimore; two sons, Michael J. Tighe of Perry Hall and James E. Tighe of Parkville; a brother, Michael Tighe of Strokestown in Ireland; a sister, Bridget MacAuliffe of Strokestown; and five grandchildren.

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