May 14, 1925 (Norwalk, CT) – October 27, 1944; 19 years old
Married Rosemary Grimm (1925-2018) of Tacoma, Washington on July 7, 1944
Last local address: 21 Soundview Avenue, South Norwalk
Service number 39622012
Unit: 137th Army Depot
Born to Louis Sr. (1879-1939) and Mary Nagy (1886-). Two sisters, Mary Nagy Meyer (1906-?) and Theresa Nagy Peppe (1917-2011). One brother Louis Jr. (1917-1949) and one stepbrother, James (1919-1940).
The Norwalk Hour December 6, 1944
Private First Class John Nagy, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nagy Sr., 90 Bouton Street, died in the Central Pacific area of septicemia (likely blood poisoning from infection) on October 27, according to a War Department telegram received recently by his sister, Mrs. Mary Makar of 81 Woodward Avenue. PFC Nagy went into the service with an Infantry Training Battalion in the spring, receiving his basic training at Camp Croft, South Carolina. He went overseas in August. He was living in Montana at the time that he went into the service having gone there about four years ago. Besides his sister, he is survived by his wife, the former Rosemary Grimm of Tacoma, Washington; another sister, Mrs. Theresa Peppe of Brooklyn; and one brother, Louis Nagy of 21 Soundview Avenue, Norwalk
The Independent Record of Helena, MT November 4, 1944
Townsend, November 4 – Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grimm have learned from their daughter, Rosemary, that her husband, Private John Nagy, who was with the armed forces in Hawaii, had died of tropical poisoning. Mrs. Nagy is expected to arrive here from Tacoma, Washington, where she has a position in the veterans’ hospital. She will remain for a few days. Private Nagy leaves besides his young wife, who he married last July 6, two sisters, and a brother in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Buried in Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section 11, Plot 1. Photo by webmaster.