After a joyful and laughter-filled evening with his family, Thomas Gregory Nagle left us on Thursday night at 92 and a half years young after his final medical adventure of many. Tom was born in Helena, MT, the first of four sons born to Raymond Thomas and Margaret Walsh Nagle. In 1936, the family moved to
Tom attended parochial grade school and graduated from
In the summer of 1952 while working on a construction project in
On July 16, 1955, Tom and Rosie were married at St. Helena Cathedral, where Tom had been baptized 27 years earlier. After a honeymoon in
After raising their six wonderful kids (five girls and a boy), Tom retired from Lockheed in March 1990. As their kids had all left the area, he and Rosie sold their family home in
In Eagle they found a great new church community and more close and wonderful friends. Tom was always active in their many parishes, singing in church choirs for 30 years, teaching catechism classes, and serving as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. He and Rosie also worked together on Cursillo retreats, marriage preparation classes, Evangelization retreats, and adult education classes. He was also a grateful member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 35 years. He and Rosie made their final move to Morningstar Senior Living in March 2020, grateful for the wonderful community and daily support they experienced there.
He hopes he will be remembered for his letters to the editor, his sense of humor and his staunch adherence to good spelling and grammar. His wife and kids also remember his strong faith, his deeply loving and giving heart, and his uncanny ability to fix, create or teach us just about anything.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rosie; daughters: Carolyn Jones (Paul), Sharon Hawkins (Cory), Mary Rowley (Dan), Barbara Quintana (Craig), and Sheila Otter; son, Paul Nagle (Daphne); grandchildren: Joshua Jones (Jessica), Jason Jones, Nathan Hawkins, Brendan Hawkins, Cameron Hawkins, Dylan Quintana, Benjamin Quintana, Amanda Rowley Watson (Jake), Olivia Rowley, Aidan Rowley, and Eli Nagle; great-grandchildren: Lilliana Hull, Alexander Hull and Madison Jones; brother, Patrick Nagle (Helena), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by grandson, Daniel Jones; brothers: Raymond and Richard; his parents, and numerous well-loved aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held at Accent Funeral Home, 1303 N. Main St. in Meridian on Sunday, September 6, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM with a funeral Mass at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 6300 N. Meridian Rd in Meridian on Monday, September 7, at 10:30 AM. Socially distanced seating will be observed, and masks need to be worn by everyone. For those unable to attend in person, the funeral can be viewed live online at https://www.facebook.com/holyapostles.church/. Private committal service and burial will be at a later date at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to: Cross Catholic Outreach (which provides clean water and sanitation to the poor): 2700 N. Military Trail #240,