obit haganDorothy “Dot” Erwina (Murray) Hagan, 81, of Patrick Springs, passed from this life on June 21, 2016, after a long illness.
She leaves behind her husband of 63 years, Philip Edward Hagan Sr.
Born in Baltimore, Md., she grew up in Martinsville. She was the daughter of the late Charles “Charlie” Lewis and Eugenia “Gina” Louise (Richardson) Murray. Her father, Charlie, retired as a power plant supervisor from E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Martinsville Plant, Martinsville.
She was a graduate of the Martinsville High School Class of 1952. On May 22, 1953, Dot married the love of her life, Philip (Phil) E. Hagan Sr., GySgt. USMC (ret’d) and Lieutenant Colonel VA Defense Force (ret’d), at the Collinsville Baptist Church in Collinsville.
Dot was a devoted wife and mother. Prior to her retirement, she was the postmaster of Critz Post Office in Critz. Her greatest pride and joy were with her children and grandson.
In earlier years, Dot sold Avon, worked part-time at Nationwide Insurance Company in Jacksonville, N.C., volunteered as school nurse at White Oak High School, and with her family – provided numerous meals for military soldiers away from their families while stationed in Puerto Rico. She loved reading, beach combing, sewing, crabbing, seafood, working out in her yard and had an incredible sense of humor. She loved her children dearly, loved her dogs, and collected elephants.
She is survived by her cherished three children and son-in-law; son, Philip Edward Hagan Jr. of Miramar, Fla., and McLean, Va.; daughters, Martha Judalon “Judy” (Hagan) Poirier and her husband for over 36 years, Scott Poirier of Norwich, Conn.; Lisa Anne Hagan of Mebane, N.C.; and grandson, Paxton Pachara Hagan who shared his grandmother’s love of dogs; Aunt Pat (Richardson) Ogrysko of Fallston, Md.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her brother, Charles L. “Bunk” Murray Jr.; maternal grandparents, Jean Fonville and Nellie L. (Cook) Richardson; and paternal grandparents, Charles Vickery and Naomi (Durgin) Murray.
Services are private and there are no calling hours.
Her family expresses their gratitude to Dr. Chad Crim and his wonderful staff and the great staffs of Mebane Ridge Assisted Living and Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell who cared for Dot in her final days. Their respectful and compassionate care for her will not be forgotten.


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