Hendrick "Hank" DeVogel, 50
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RINDGE, NH - Hendrick "Hank" DeVogel, 50, Of Rindge, NH, formerly of Littleton, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Fitchburg, MA surrounded his friends after a long battle with Kidney Failure.
Born in Needham on July 25, 1963 to the late Hendrick and Eleanor (Slavin) DeVogel, Hank grew up in Littleton and attended the Littleton Schools and Nashoba Tech where he took up plumbing. Hank worked for many years in the plumbing trade before finding his calling as a welder, working for J.P. Routhier & Son and most recently with Dillion Boiler of Fitchburg. Hank was an avid motorcyclist who would ride his Harley if at all possible. He also loved music and would finish his days by playing his guitars. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his large group of close friends.
Besides his parents, Hank was predeceased by his stepmother, Dorothy (Born) DeVogel. Hank is survived by his brother, James "Jim" DeVogel and his wife Michelle of Littleton. He was the very proud uncle of Jim and Michelle's son Jamie and would show off James's pictures whenever he could. He is also survived by his very close and special friends, Kevin "Red" Jordon and his wife Ellen of Winchendon and Richard Dustin of Monmouth, ME; Step Brother, Michael McCormic; Step Sisters, Marcie Smith, Becky Connolly, Catherine McCormic and Jennifer Dwyer. He also leaves a large group of close friends who will miss him.
The Family and friends would also like to thank the staff of the Golden Living Center of Fitchburg for making his final days so comfortable. Hank now joins his friends Johnny, Lenny and others who have left this world too early on that awesome motorcycle ride in heaven.
Visiting Hours will be held at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 from 12 noon-4 pm. A "Celebration of Life" will follow at the Ayer Rod & Gun Club. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice, 36 William St., Leominster, MA 01453. Please see:
Badger Funeral Homes, Inc.
347 King St. Littleton, MA 01460-1248
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2013