William J. Hagan

Date of Passing:

December 26, 2013

Hagan, William, J., ‘Bill’, 64, of Blanding Avenue, died unexpectedly on December 26, 2013 at home. He was the beloved husband of Betty A. (VanderWoude) Hagan.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Thomas M. and Dorothy E. (Baker) Hagan. He was a lifelong resident of Barrington where he began his career as a highly skilled carpenter and general contractor. He transformed a little corner of Bay Springs into a paradise that he shared generously with family and friends. He was an avid golfer with the East Bay Golf League, a passionate Red Sox and Patriot fan and loved the mountains of Colorado where he conquered the steep and deep.

William was a graduate of St. Luke School Class of 1965, Barrington High School Class of 1968 and Roger Williams College Class of 1972.

Besides his wife of 43 years, he is survived by a son; Joshua P. Hagan of Exeter, NH, a daughter; Sara B. Luke of Highlands Ranch, CO, four brothers; Michael M. Hagan of Venice, FL, Daniel H. Hagan of Virginia Beach, VA, Robert D. Hagan of Barrington and Kevin P. Hagan of Rehoboth, MA and four grandchildren.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday December 31, 2013 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 am with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 am.

Calling hours are Monday 4-7 pm. Contributions in Bill’s memory to St. Luke School Scholarship Fund, 10 Waldron Avenue, Barrington, RI, 02806 would be deeply appreciated.

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