ublished in The Washington Post from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2018
Eileen Dalton Haggerty (Age 88)
August 17, 1929 - February 10, 2018
A Washington native and longtime resident of Arlington, Virginia,
who retired as a research psychologist from the Labor
Department in 1979, died on February 10, 2018 in Manassas,
Mrs. Haggerty graduated from Coolidge High school in 1947 and the George
Washington University with a degree in psychology in 1951. She worked for the CIA
before marrying and raising her family and then worked for the United States
Employment Service in the Labor Department.
She belonged to the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society, the Sigma Kappa Sorority,
Catholic Daughters of Americas, the United States Historical Society, and the Young
at Heart senior group at Saint Agnes Church in Arlington.
She was predeceased by her husband Wilburt, daughter Helen, son Edward, and one
She is survived by her son Thomas, daughters-in-law Roberta and Kathie, six
grandchildren and four great grand children.
She thanks the compassionate staff of Caton Merchant House which she called home
for the past three years.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, February 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at
Murphy Funeral Home, Arlington, VA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St.
Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington, VA.
Interment: Rock Creek Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at