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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