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“So sorry Betty. I will smile when I think of him. ”
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Francis "Dapper" Hagan passed away peacefully after a long illness on December 30, 2017, a few days prior to his 86th birthday. Born in Needham, MA. Son of the late Joseph Hagan and Katherine (Wynne) Hagan. He was along time resident of Dover, MA. Dapper was a member of Mass. National Guard, 726th Ordnance-26th Infantry Division (1949-1958). He started as a heavy equipment operator for S.E. Luttazi and Sons of Dover, until he started his own business "Dover Trucking" in 1967. He sold the business and retired in 1991. One of Dover's first EMTs, Dapper retired as a Lieutenant on the Dover Fire Department in 1997. Beloved husband of J. Elizabeth "Betty" (Smith) for 57 years. Wonderful loving father of Liane J. Willis of Holliston, Steven F. Hagan and his wife Barbara of Dover. Grandfather of Brian Willis of Foxboro, Thomas, Caitlin and Mallory Hagan of Dover. Brother of Anne Thomas of Charlestown, RI and Port Charlotte, FL, Jeannette Foster of Northborough, and the late Joseph, Charles, John Hagan, Katherine Ryan, Mary Gaetani and Helen Carpenger. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He always had a smile, with never a complaint, for his family and friends. He handled his illness with strength and humor for years at home and only his last month was spent in the Nursing Home. A special thank you to Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home and their caring employees and to Brookhaven Hospice for their exceptional care this past month. In lieu of flowers, donation in his memory may be made to Brookhaven Hospice, 114 Turnpike Road, Westborough, MA 01581 or Mary Ann Morse Employee Fund, 45 Union St., Natick, MA 01760. Funeral services are private.

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