Lincoln – Mary A. (McMahon) Hagen, 82, of Lincoln passed away peacefully on July 4, 2020. Mary was born in Providence May 26, 1938 to the late Raymond and Mary (Flynn) McMahon. She was married to Donald C. Hagen on July 4, 1960 until his passing in 2007. Though they were apart for 13 long years, they were blissfully reunited on the day of their 60th wedding anniversary.
Mary worked for The Providence Journal and Almacs for a number of years. She was instrumental in the founding of the North End Girls Softball League and the North End Girls’ Club. While raising her children, she held offices in the Providence School PTO. She volunteered in the cafeteria at her granddaughter’s school, All Saints Academy, while residing in Middletown. Most recently she spent weekends serving others at the food pantry at St. Raymond’s Church run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Mary was a very generous woman who also contributed to various children’s charities.
Mary was a woman of service by nature. She devoted her entire life to caring for others, whether they were strangers or her own family. Her home was full of love and light, especially when her family was gathered within it. Her most treasured moments were those spent with her grandchildren. They will always remember her dancing in the kitchen, making toys out of household items, creating imaginary friends, hosting tea parties, allowing them to cover her in face paint, or most recently, having dinner with her great grandson over video chat.
Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond W. McMahon; her sister, Sheila A. Paquette; and her beloved granddaughter, Jessica Alyssa Morris.
Mary is survived by her three daughters, Kathleen A. “Kat” Morris and her husband John of Lincoln, and Sheila Hagen and Colleen I. Ricci, both of Cranston; her son, Donald W. Hagen and his wife Stacey of West Warwick; her two brothers, Michael J. McMahon and his wife Patricia of California, and William J. McMahon of Smithfield. She was lovingly known as “Nana” by her grandchildren, Kayla A. Morris, Talia A. Valerio and her husband Christopher, Meghan K. Peters, Brendan R.H. Ricci, Amanda C. Peters, Isabella L. Hagen, and Alexandra L. Hagen, and her beloved great grandson, Shane Christopher Valerio. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center, as well as to her dear friend, Karen Roscia, who graciously devoted her days to ensuring Mary was able to live safely and independently in her most recent years.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, July 9 at 11 A.M. in St. Jude’s Church, 301 Front Street, Lincoln. Her burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s name to the Food Pantry at St. Raymond’s Church, 1240 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
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Food Pantry at St. Raymond's Church
1240 North Main Street, Providence RI 02904