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February 16, 1935 - November 1, 2022

Burial Date November 8, 2022

Funeral Home Nordgren Memorial Chapel

Place of Service St. Bernard's Church

Section Garden of Faith Crypts Lot Number: 47Grave Number: C#2

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Richard T. Hakenson, Sr. (age 87), passed away peacefully at home on November 1, 2022, surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife Carol A. (Frost) Hakenson. They were married for 67 years. He leaves his brother Roy W. Hakenson and his wife Terry of Brookfield, MA. His sister Rita (Hakenson) Lisi, predeceased him in 2015.

He leaves his devoted family, Sheila M. Loughnane and husband Bernard of Worcester. Richard Hakenson, Jr. and wife Tricia of FL, Amanda Calderon and husband Victor, of Worcester. Michael Hakenson and Gay Gardner of Worcester. Chrys Hakenson and wife Joanne of Floyd, Virginia. Robin Hakenson and her lifetime partner Douglas Shogren of Spencer and Erik Hakenson of Everett, MA.

He leaves his 15 grandchildren, Alexander and Grant Lucas. Richard and Donald Hakenson, Chrislyn Hakenson, Jessica Holmes, Alicia, Ana and Alex Calderon, Aaron, Andrew Hakenson, Seth Hollyer (who predeceased him in 2003), Cassandra Bittner, Dana Mangsen, Matthew and Allyson Shogren. He also leaves his nieces Kathleen Wyant of W. Virginia and Rita Hocker of NH and Sarah O’Connell, Kellan and Everly O’Connell of Worcester; and 29 greatgrandchildren. Ridley, Rayna, Olivia, Hannah, Ian, Tristen, Adjrien, Lucas, Cory, Ethan, Phoenix, Lucas, Clark, Hailie, Frederick, Victoria, Colin, Hannah, Colin and Branden, Colton, Meghan, Madison, McKenzie, Natalie, Grayson, Tynan, Sophie Rose and Rhys.

Richard was born in Worcester, the son of Roy B. and Madeline P. (Braley) Hakenson. He graduated from Commerce HS 1953, was a Korean War Veteran serving from 1954 through 1957. Retired from Norton Company 1992. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved long drives through New Hampshire and getaways to Pittsburg, NH with his wife and best friend Carol. He will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humor and inclusiveness of all people.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, November 7, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at Nordgren Memorial Chapel, 300 Lincoln St, Worcester, MA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Bernard Catholic Church on 228 Lincoln Street, Worcester. Burial will follow at Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to be sent to:
The Jewish Healthcare Center, Salisbury Street, Worcester 01609

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