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Francis "Dapper" Hagan
  • 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.

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“As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your treasured memories continue to bring you peace, comfort, and...Read More »
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“Dapper, from Stephen Palmer grade school, Needham Junior High and our mutual Dover residency was a friend and a good guy to be around. He will be...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Raynor (Skip) and Juanita Bowditch - FL

“Sincere condolences. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: J Mill

“Hagan Family,So sorry about the passing of Mr. Dapper. What a blessing he received in living for so many years. Thankfully we can keep God's...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Wyman - Atlanta, GA

“Mr. "Dapper", as we called him, came by weekly while still working for Dover Trucking (when our kids were tiny back in 1997-2000), and he was always...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Joanna Brach - Dover, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Teri McLaughlin - Stoughton, MA

“So sorry Betty. I will smile when I think of him. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy McGill Sauve - Eliot, ME


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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.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Dover Church 17 Springdale Ave, Dover, on Saturday March 3rd at 11:00 AM, with a reception to follow in Kraft Hall.