Obituary: Warren Hagstrand Jr.

Warren Hagstrand Jr.

NAUGATUCK — Warren “The Wild Man” Hagstrand Jr., 66, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2020.

Warren was born on Oct. 29, 1953, in Astoria, Queens, N.Y., the first born son of the late Warren and June Hagstrand, and lived in Astoria for 38 years prior to relocating to Naugatuck where he spent the rest of his life.

Warren was an engineer and mechanic with Pitney Bowes for nearly 30 years, and eventually retired as a truck driver with Sid Harvey in Waterbury. He was a proud member of the VFW in Waterbury and enjoyed hot rods, a good beer and spending time with his family and friends.

Warren is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joan Hagstrand (Colvin); his daughter, Danielle Hill and her husband, Thomas; his grandson, Liam; his sisters, Jean Hagstrand and Patricia Mazzant and her husband, Robert; his brother, David Hagstrand; and his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephew.

In addition to his parents, Warren was predeceased by his sister, June Martin (Hagstrand).

Warren would like you to know that he was born to raise hell, and did so for over six decades. He called himself “The Cat” because of all the times he just barely escaped death. He loved a good laugh — fart jokes were never not funny — and would never hesitate to go out of his way to help a friend.

Warren’s family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital and VITAS for the excellent care they provided him over the years.

A celebration of Warren’s life will be held at a later date. There are no calling hours, and arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

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