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Donald F. Hagstrom

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE on Thursday, July 23rd at 11:30 a.m. for Donald F. Hagstrom, of Revere, at 89 years, who passed on July 18, 2020. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. All attendees are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Donald leaves his beloved wife of 58 years, Gilda (Ambrosino) and children Geraldine (Hagstrom) Paskowski of Danvers, John Hagstrom and partner Rangsun Sitthichai of Watertown, and Frederick Hagstrom and wife Julianne of Andover. He was the son of the late Oliver and Martha (Lee) Hagstrom. Adored grandfather of Alexander Roberts and his wife Madelyn of Marblehead; Erik, Genevieve, Ian, and Aaron Paskowski of Danvers, and Elizabeth and Catherine Hagstrom of Andover. Loving great- grandfather of Finn and Soren Roberts. Well-respected uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Born in Arlington, Donald grew up in East Boston. He was very proud of his 20-year career in the US Army, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his time spent in Vietnam, as well as the Commendation Medal from the Military Police. He attended Newbury Junior College where he obtained an Associates Degree. He retired from John Hancock Insurance Company after 23 years of service.

Donald enjoyed classical music, French wine and Italian food. He loved entertaining family and friends throughout the years with cookouts, birthday parties and celebrating the holidays, especially Christmas Eve.

Donald was predeceased by his siblings Earl, Charles, Robert, Norman (Red), Thomas Hagstrom, Geraldine Cann and Clare West.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew this outstanding man.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Emphysema Foundation of America, 5858 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 302, Los Angeles, CA 90036 or to the Restoration Fund at the Immaculate Conception Church, 119 Beach St, Revere, MA 02151.


Funeral Mass

Thursday, July 23rd at 11:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

*All attendees are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.*


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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  1. Sheryl M
    Jul 28 2020

    John & family
    My dearest condolences for your loss. May you keep all your beautiful memories of your dad in your heart forever. my thoughts and prayers!

  2. MaryBeth Lavin (Cronin)
    Jul 27 2020

    Dear Mrs. Hagstrom, Geraldine, John and Fred,

    I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Hagstrom. I have so many fond memories of him taking Geraldine and I to The Bunker Hill Monument and Pioneer Village, and many more places. I will also never forget the beautiful “Candy Land” he created at Christmas time.
    He was a wonderful man, whom I am glad I knew. May he rest in peace.

  3. Christopher and Traci DeMarco
    Jul 22 2020

    Traci and I give our condolences on your loss. We remember how much of a great man he was in the brief time we knew him as teenagers. We wish your family well in this grieving time. Love, Chris, Traci, Christopher, and Bethany

  4. Joan Kantorski
    Jul 22 2020

    I am so sorry for your loss Gail.

  5. Harry Prestier
    Jul 22 2020

    So sorry for you loss. I worked with Don in the Security Department at John Handcock for many years with Don. He was so calm and devoted to everyone. As the Fire Equipment Maintenance Officer we worked close together . He taught me well about everything especially training all is us about Safety. RIP.

    Jul 20 2020


  7. bill hurley jr
    Jul 20 2020

    Donald was my supervisor at John Hancock, he was a great man, always happy and always gave wise advice, he was also at my wedding and really enjoyed himself, he will be sadly missed, he always had that calm attitude, was a pleasure having Donald as my supervisor, he taught a lot of safety classes to our Security Department, and we always left with the knowledge he passed on to us. RIP my friend

  8. Jason Novis
    Jul 20 2020

    You hold time within your hands, and see it all, from beginning to end. Please keep and carry these precious people in their sadness and loss. Cover them with your great wings of love, give their weary hearts rest and their minds sound sleep. Lord, lift their eyes so that they may catch a glimpse of eternity, and be comforted by the promise of heaven.
    We ask all this in the precious name of Jesus.

  9. Marguerite Bova
    Jul 20 2020

    Gail and Family,
    I am greatly saddened to hear of Donald’s passing. He was such a kind man and always made me feel he was happy to see me. My heart is with you all. God bless and be with him and your whole family ❤️
    Heartfelt prayers are also sent from my mother Linda Bova

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