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May 10, 2016
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Sterling B. Hager, 104, of Hopkinton, passed away May 10, 2016. Born in Boxborough, he was the son of the late Helen (Ashman) and Milton Hager. He was the husband of the late Annie M. (Granberg) Hager who passed away in 2007.
Sterling was the oldest living resident in Hopkinton and was the recipient of the Boston Post Cane award. In his earlier years, Sterling worked at Telechron as well as many other industrial plants as an industrial engineer. He taught Time Study at Northeastern University and was great with his hands, building his homes, his own swimming pool and his boat. He was a member of the Hopkinton Masons, and the Hopkinton Congregational Church. He always looked to the future and believed in the golden rule. He helped all five of his children complete their college educations. Sterling was an avid reader and enjoyed his winters sitting by the wood stove. He was a great gardener who use to grow and sell strawberries commercially. He took pleasure in knitting on a machine and made sweaters for his family members each Christmas. One of his greatest passions was music.
He is survived by five children, Christine Blanchard Williams, Dennis Sterling Hager, Susan Hager Wood, Betty Wyckoff, and Sterling Blanchard Hager Jr. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by a sister, Barbara Hager.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, May 15th from 4-6p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A funeral service will be held at Community Covenant Church, 2 W. Elm St. Hopkinton on Monday, May 23rd at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton.