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Walter J. Faherty

September 18, 1927 ~ May 17, 2020 (age 92)

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FAHERTY, Walter “Mort” J., of Watertown, formerly of Bridgeport, CT. May 17, 2020. Age 92. Loving son of the late Stephen J. & Mary K. (Shiel) Faherty. Dear brother of the late Stephen F. Faherty, John M. “Jack” Faherty, Margaret M. Murthur, Richard C. Faherty, Sr., & Paul E. Faherty.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews, & cousins.  


Mort graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a masters degree in Physical Education.  He taught in various school systems within Fairfield County and at Christ the King Preparatory School where he also coached baseball.  He was a supervisor at the University of Bridgeport’s Marina Dining Hall and gave many high school and college students their first job and served as a mentor to many of those students.  He later worked for the City of Bridgeport in both the Physical Education program and the Health Department.


Mort was a longtime resident of the South End of Bridgeport and proudly served as its Democratic District Leader and a Justice of the Peace.  He was always there to lend a helping hand and share a good joke. Mort was pre-deceased by his beloved companion and friend, Barbara Speer.


As a result of the public health concerns and limitations established for large gatherings the Funeral Service and Interment will be private.


US Army Veteran, Korea.



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