Lt. Commander John William Hagen
Lt. Commander John William Hagen, U.S. Navy, Retired, 94, of North Attleboro, MA passed away at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro on December 29, 2020 following a sudden illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Lorraine S. (Batstone) Hagen to whom he was married on July 3, 1948 and who died in 2011.
Born in Boston, MA on June 17, 1926, he was the son of the late Albert and Barlena (Govoni) Hagen.
Lt. Commander Hagen served in the United States Navy for 27 years prior to his retirement in 1971. He proudly served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He served aboard the USS Boston, the USS WASP, the USS Philippine Sea, the USS Francis Marian and aboard the icebreaker, the USS Edisto. Among the honors bestowed upon him was the Bronze Star.
He retired to New Hampshire where he worked as a handyman for the Girls and Boys Catholic camps in Gilmanton Iron Works and Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He moved to North Attleboro in 2012.
His favorite pastimes included the time spent with family and friends and was happiest when surrounded by his entire family, especially his great grandchildren. He was an avid reader and enjoyed time spent with his many animals.
Lt. Commander Hagen was a communicant of the Transfiguration of the Lord Parish – St. Mark in Attleboro Falls.
He leaves two daughters: Christine Horrocks and her husband, David Horrocks, of Bridgewater, MA and Nancy J. Cooper and her husband, Al Cooper, of North Attleboro, MA; his grandchildren: Christopher Horrocks and his wife, Becca Horrocks; Kevin Horrocks and his wife, Amy Horrocks; Eric Horrocks and his wife, Sarah Horrocks; Eric Cooper and his wife, Peggy Cooper; Greg Cooper and his wife, Meghan Cooper; 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was the brother of Albert Hagen and his wife, Esther Hagen and the late Barbara Ramsay.
With strict adherence to applicable Covid-19 health precautions, including social distancing and the mandatory use of facemasks, relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Visitation with Veterans Honors on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
A Private Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Wednesday, January 6. 2021 at Transfiguration of the Lord Parish – St. Mary Church, North Attleboro, MA.
The Private Mass of Christian Burial will be live-streamed on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. and may be viewed by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/Transfiguration-of-the-Lord-Parish-North-Attleborough-106529317647894.
Private Graveside Services with full military honors will immediately follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, 37 Eddy Street, Norton, MA 02766.
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200