Carleen B. Hageman, 85, of Belmont, New Hampshire, and Fort Myers Beach, Florida, passed away Dec. 4. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Thera (Mitchell) and Carleton Bircher. She was the wife of 50 years to the late Charles W. Hageman.
Carleen worked as a nurse at numerous hospitals, nursing homes and clinics in Florida, New Hampshire and Connecticut throughout her life, and retired as a nurse at 81 years old. She lovingly cared for her granddaughter, Brittany Hageman, who passed away in 2003, and her husband, who passed away in 2008. Carleen was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards. She especially loved spending time with family, being at the lake and celebrating the holidays.
Carleen is survived by her children, Robert W. Hageman and his wife, Kitty Stalsburg, of Old Lyme, Connecticut, Thomas S. Hageman and his wife, Kira, of Chichester, New Hampshire, and Tara L. Wilson and her husband, David, of Hopkinton. She also leaves behind her brother, William Bircher and his wife, Linda, of Harwinton, Connecticut, and five grandchildren, Avery Hageman, Kathryn Hageman, Nathan and Kaitlin Wilson and Keely Smith, and two great-grandchildren, Harrison Stith and Edie Bremner.
Services are being held privately and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PNH Research and Support Fund (aamds.org) or to Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (chadkids.org).