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Hagan, Rita M.

Rita M. (Chartier) Hagan, a longtime resident of Roslindale, died on December 28 surrounded by her family. She was 93.  Rita was born in Tupper Lake, New York to George and Juliette (Auclair) Chartier.  Mrs. Hagan was a veteran of WWII,serving as a corporal in the Army of the United States.   A member of St. John Chrysostom Church, she was active with the Roslindale Senior Citizens and liked to travel, especially her yearly trips back to Tupper Lake, New York.  She enjoyed knitting, sewing, was an avid reader and her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.  She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Hagan and the dear mother of George P. and his wife Pat of Brockton, Joseph R. Jr., and his wife Carolyn, of Roslindale, Constance Garland and her husband Jim of Tiverton, RI, Holly Dixon and her husband Dennis of Dedham and Linda Rule and her husband Richard of Tupper Lake, New York.  She was the sister of Robert Chartier and his wife Janet of New York.  She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  Rita was predeceased by one grandson, James Duddy.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service Monday, January 3, 2011 at 10 AM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale.  Burial will be in the New Calvary Cemetery in Boston.  Visiting hours are Sunday, from 4 to 8 PM.  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Fisher House Boston, P.O. Box 230, So. Walpole, MA  02071. (

Guestbook Entries

  1. The Alexander Family
    December 29th, 2010 | 10:26 pm

    Holly and Family – our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Love, Linda,Ted, Nikki and Krissy

  2. Patricia Huettman
    December 30th, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    Connie and Jim,
    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. We know how dearly you loved your mom and how much she will be missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Pat and Dave

  3. carla maroun
    December 30th, 2010 | 7:58 pm


    I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. You, your mom, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Peace of Christ be with all of you.

    your friend,

  4. Trish & Paul Foley
    December 30th, 2010 | 8:23 pm

    Pat, George, Brandon & Sean,
    So sorry for your loss, your Mom will be sorely missed.
    Trish & Paul

  5. The Misunas Family
    December 30th, 2010 | 9:59 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Hugs to all…

  6. Andrea Misunas
    December 30th, 2010 | 10:04 pm

    My prayers go to the whole family. You all are in my heart and although I haven’t seen her in some time I will always remember Grandma Hagan, her spirit, and her love. I will never forget when I got the honor to interview her for my class project. You all were very lucky and envied to have such a wonderful woman in your lives and I feel very blessed to have had her in my life for the period of time that I did.


  7. Neil & Janet LaBrecque
    December 31st, 2010 | 5:36 pm

    To the Hagan Family,

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you during this time of great loss. You all were very blessed to have had you Mom for all of these years. I’m sure that your Dad, Ida & Neil are very happy to have your Mom join them. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Neil & Janet LaBrecque & family

  8. Alix Pierre & Family
    December 31st, 2010 | 7:56 pm

    May the LORD grant Mrs.Hagan eternal life
    How beautifull she was and will always be in our hearts
    Alix & Carol Pierre

  9. Ron & Mary Chartier
    January 1st, 2011 | 11:47 am

    To all of my cousins & families,

    Very sorry to hear of your loss.
    We have many fond memories
    of our family get-to-gethers in Tupper Lake. Aunt Rita will be missed & all of you will be in our prayers.

    With Love,

    Ron & Mary

  10. Maureen (O'Connor) Woodsum
    January 1st, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Linda and family,
    May the memories of your mother’s life sustain you in your grief.
    deepest sympathy,
    Maureen (O’Connor) Woodsum

  11. Sterling Familt
    January 1st, 2011 | 8:30 pm

    We all love Aunt Rita, God bless her and the rest of my Hagan cousins.

  12. Irene Roche
    January 1st, 2011 | 10:51 pm

    Linda & family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Rita was one special lady. I hold many fond memories of her! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!


  13. Judy Chartier and Barbara Ryan
    January 2nd, 2011 | 10:32 am

    We are so sorry for the loss of Aunt Rita. She was a special lady. So grateful that we were able to spend a day last July together at our home celebrating the 4th and visiting. With love, Barb and Judy

  14. Kathy Coughlin
    January 2nd, 2011 | 2:49 pm

    Holly so sorry for your loss. I know how close your mom and you were, that will never change she will be with you in all your thoughts and decisions. Wish you great comfort in the time to come, and remembers she loved to have a great time too. so keep going and have fun and she will be celebrating right with ya. Kathy

  15. Jerry and Sandy Garland
    January 2nd, 2011 | 4:21 pm

    Jim, Connie, and family,
    We were saddened at the news of Rita’s passing. Please know that she, and all of you, will be in our prayers. God bless.
    Jerry and Sandy Garland

  16. Anna Segelman
    January 3rd, 2011 | 10:02 pm

    To Brandon’s Family:

    I am so sorry about your loss. Gram was a kind, wonderful woman, who welcomed me into her home as if I were family from the start. She may have passed on, but she has touched many lives and is still with us in memory and in spirit. I know this is a very difficult time for you – you are all in my thoughts and my heart.


    To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. -Thomas Campbell

  17. Jane Parry-Whitmore
    January 5th, 2011 | 11:34 pm

    Linda, Dick and family….All I can offer is prayer for your comfort and peace of mind….God is in control and may your Mom rest in the peace of his loving arms…so happy to see you home and back in Tupper Lake Linda! Jane

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