James Hagberg, 59

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James Hagberg
James Hagberg

On Jan. 5, James (Jay) Hagberg, loving brother and father, passed away unexpectedly in the hospital at the age of 59. Jay was born on March 16, 1962, in Malden. He was a 1980 graduate of Hopkinton High School and worked thereafter in the family business alongside his father and brother.

Jay was preceded in death by his father, John, and his mother, Elizabeth (Betsy). He is survived by his daughter, Karina of Westborough, his brother, George of Hopkinton, and sister, Brenda of Norwell. He also leaves behind his niece, Grace, and nephews, Peter, John, Luke and Joshua as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles.

“Good N You” — Jay had a gentle, easygoing spirit and was known for his unique phrases and welcoming smile. He loved fishing, family, friends and football, probably in that order. His proudest achievement was being a father, and he cherished any time he and his daughter spent together. He had amazing friends who cared for him deeply. Even when he was diagnosed with ALS in 2020, his spirit did not break. His bravery was inspiring; he was loved by all who cared for him.

Visitation will be held  Monday, Jan. 17, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care ALS of Falmouth.