WESTWOOD - John F. D'Agenais, 66, of Westwood and formerly of Mansfield passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013 in Norwood Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia (Carpenter) D'Agenais for over 34 years.
Born June 14, 1946 in Laconia, NH, he was the son of the late Theodore E. and Evelyn P. (Glines) D'Agenais.
John grew up in Laconia and was a 1964 graduate of Laconia High School. He attended St. Michael's College in Vermont and received a BA in Philosophy. John then went on to receive a MA in Philosophy from the University of Vermont. He later received a counselor's certificate from Stonehill College in Easton.
He had been a resident of Westwood for the past 18 months and previously lived in Mansfield for 26 years.
In 2006 John retired from Caritas Foxboro Lodge (now Steward Healthcare) where he worked as a substance abuse counselor for over twenty years. There, he had a positive impact on many lives. He had previously worked several summers as a police officer guarding the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port during the 1970s.
John was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping in Maine and New Hampshire. He had a keen intellect, honed by years of reading, writing, and playing chess. His letters and poems were especially beloved by his family and friends. John also enjoyed watching movies and listening to classical music. Above all, he treasured spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children and their spouses: Matthew D'Agenais and his wife Sherri of Pawtucket, RI, James D'Agenais of Daytona Beach, FL, Laurel D'Agenais Argyle and her husband Benjamin of Brooklyn, NY and Kerry Bryson and her husband Kevin of Franklin and six grandchildren: Shawn, Kyle, Robert, Carter, Kathryn and Remy.
He was brother of the late Patricia Masiello.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 15 from 4-8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Pius X Church, 5 Barbara Street, South Yarmouth on Saturday, March 16 at 11a.m. followed by burial in Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouthport.
To sign an online guestbook for Mr. D'Agenais, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.