Thomas A. Hagstrom, 85
REVERE — At 85 years, following a brief illness, May 12, in Revere, formerly of East Boston and Lynn.
Born and raised in Lynn, the family moved to East Boston when Tom was a young boy and he and his family remained in East Boston until 1963, when he married Georgianna A. (McCarthy) Hagstrom. He was an alumnus of Roxbury Memorial High School for Boys, Class of 1952.
He entered the U.S. Navy in June of 1955, just at the very beginning of the “Vietnam Era” and would serve until June of 1959. Most of his working career was spent in the Lithography profession, working for many years at the former “EMCO” of Everett and later at Daniel’s Printing of Malden, from where he retired in 1998.
A conservative personality, Tom served his God, his church and his country with quiet respect and dignity. However and especially, he was the quintessence of a family man, thoroughly enjoying the presence and company of his beloved family and extended family. Tom was a longtime member of the Swampscott Council, Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Georgianna A. (McCarthy) Hagstrom. Adored father to Aurelie A. Hagstrom of Providence, R.I., Thomas J. Hagstrom of Revere, Kimberly A. DeLuca and husband Antonio, and Heide A. Carbone and husband Andrew J., all of Lynnfield, and Erica A. Scoppettuolo and husband Joseph of Revere. Dear brother of Donald F. Hagstrom and wife Gilda “Gail” Hagstrom of Revere, and the late Robert, Charles, Earl and Norman “Red” Hagstrom and the late Geraldine Cann and Claire West. Cherished grandfather of Andrew T. Carbone, Olivia G. DeLuca, Antonio R. DeLuca, Celia B. Carbone and Angelo T. DeLuca, all of Lynnfield, Celeste K. Scoppettuolo, Gianna J. Scoppettuolo, both of Revere, Enzo R. DeLuca of Lynnfield and Khloe N. Scoppettuolo of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Service information: Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, May 15 from 4-8 p.m. in the VERTUCCIO & SMITH Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Thomas A. Hagstrom, who passed following a brief illness on Sunday, May 12 at his Revere residence. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, May 16 at 11 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue), Revere, at 12 p.m. and immediately followed by interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For more information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.