Richard J. Hackman
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Hackman, Richard J. Richard J. Hackman, 72, of Cambridge, MA, Bethany, CT, and Bradford, NH, died peacefully in Boston, MA, on January 8, 2013 surrounded by family. Born in Joliet, IL, on June 14, 1940, he was the only son of the late John E. and Helen Grace (Davis) Hackman. He leaves his wife Judith Dozier Hackman, two daughters, Julia Beth Proffitt (W. Trexler) and Laura Dianne Codeanne (Matthew J.), four grandchildren, George R., Lauren E., and Edward M. Proffitt and Mattox J. Codeanne, one uncle and three cousins. Richard attended public schools in Virginia, IL and received a BA in mathematics from MacMurray College (Jacksonville, IL) and his PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois. In 1966, he joined the Yale University faculty of psychology and administrative sciences and then moved to the Harvard faculty of psychology and the Harvard Business School in 1986. Friends may visit with the family at the Magni Funeral Home, 365 Watertown Street, Rt. 16, Newton, MA between 6 and 9 pm on Friday, January 11. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (NY, NY), Nature Conversancy, Housatonic Valley Association, Charles River Watershed Association, Powder River Basin Resource Council (Sheridan, WY), or MacMurray College. A memorial service will be held in spring 2013 with burial in Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, CT.


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Published in The New Haven Register from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2013.
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January 16, 2013
Eileen Pharris Sorry to hear about your husband. God Bless
Eileen Pharris
January 10, 2013

From long ago at Yale, Richard was a great teacher, mentor and friend whose guidance, sometimes despite my best efforts to the contrary , prevailed for years after. Judy, please accept my deepest condolences. Joel Fadem
January 10, 2013
From a colleague who remembers Richard fondly. May you rest in peace, Richard.
Albert Galaburda
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