Hattie E. Gahagan

HENRICO, Va. – Hattie E. Gahagan of Manchester, Conn. passed away Sept. 17, 2019 at the age of 99 years.

Born to Able and Francis Violette she grew up in Caribou. She married Delmar Gahagan and helped run the family farm for many years. The family moved to Manchester, Conn. in 1956. She retired from Pratt & Whitey Aircraft in East Hartford after more than 30 years employment and as an AFL-CIO union steward. She enjoyed camping, entertaining and card playing, crafts, music and dancing. She also loved traveling and seeing new places, old friends and family.

She was predeceased by her husband Delmar A. Gahagan; her daughter, Linda Gould of Ruther Glen, Va.; her parents, Able and Francis Violette of Caribou; her siblings, Flora Philbrick of Caribou, brothers, Coleman Violette of East Hartford, Conn., Woodrow Violette of Millinocket and Alphonse “Buster” Violette of Sandusky, Ohio.

She is survived by her daughters, Frances Gahagan of Manchester, Conn. and Patricia Codding and her spouse Lewis “Toby” Codding of Tisbury, Mass.; grandchildren, David Gahagan and his wife Erin of Lindenhurst, Ill. and Sarah Codding of Tisbury, Mass.; as well as great-grandchildren, Collin and Emma Gahagan and Amber Ventura.

There will be a mass in her name at the St. James Church in Manchester, Conn. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 with interment to follow at the St. James Cemetery. Following, there will be a gathering to celebrate her life of nearly 100 years.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in her name to the American Red Cross or Hospice of Virginia.