William J. 'Bill' Hagan, 64, Barrington

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William J. “Bill” Hagan, 64, of Blanding Avenue, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 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 Patriots fan and loved the mountains of Colorado where he conquered the steep and deep.

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

His funeral was held on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., Riverside with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington. www.wrwatsonfuneralhome.com

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