Teresa P. Hager, 94

August 29, 2020

Teresa P. Hager, much-loved wife, mother, sister, grandma, aunt and friend died at the Hospice and Community Care Center on Aug. 29, 2020 after a brief illness. She was 94. Teresa was born in Woonsocket RI, daughter of Saverio and Mary Innocencia (Fulginniti) Paone. She lived most of her long life in Lancaster. She graduated from Lancaster Catho-lic High School and in 1945, married James Hager Sr. who passed away in 2009, after 64 years of marriage. She was preceded also by her dear granddaughter, Sarah Hager.

Teresa worked as an executive secretary at Armstrong Co. and then for many years as the credit manager for Bash Jewelers until her retirement. Teresa and Jim were members of St. Anne’s Parish, where they gave generously of their time and skills; Jim ushered for decades and Teresa knitted many beautiful afghans for the church bizarre. She also knitted dozens of sweaters and afghans for everyone in her life.

Her family and friends at SARC, where she lived for 6 years, will all miss her smile, kindness and sense of humor. We are sincerely grateful for the fine skills and genuine kindness of all the SARC staff, Lancaster General Hospital and Hospice & Community Care.

Teresa is survived by her dear brother Sam Paone, 3 children and 5 grandchildren: son James Hager Jr., wife Debra of State College PA, and grandchildren Ben & Lindsay; son (Samuel) Joseph Hager, wife Cathy of Battle Creek MI and grandchildren Rachael & James; daughter Patricia (Hager) Rhoads and husband Tim of East Petersburg PA and grandson Matthew.

Private Services will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions in Teresa’s memory may be made to St. Anne’s Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave, Columbia, PA 17512, Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or Lancaster Catholic High School, 650 Juliette Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601.

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Condolences to the Family

September 12, 2020

To Jim and family,
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. I have fond memories of her, primarily during our college days. Please know my thoughts are with you.
John Schober

September 10, 2020

Your mom was SO lovely to me as a child.  I worked at my Dad’s jewlery store at Christmas time when I was a kid wrapping presents and she was just so sweet and kind to me.  I can still picture her and hear her laugh.  What a life she lived and what a beautiful family she has.  
Lanie Bash Gould

September 08, 2020

Your Mom was such a great neighbor to my family on Haskell Drive.  Her happy disposition and genuine caring and concern for others were what I remember most.  Also, her ability to have a good conversation.!
So very sorry for your loss.
Erin McKenna

September 07, 2020

To the family of Teresa Hager,
The lovely obituary included everything we recognize about Teresa.  Knowing her best through her brother Sam, we’ve known that she’s lived a good life to the fullest.  We last saw Teresa at a surprise birthday party for Sam.  She wasn’t feeling well, she said, but wasn’t going to miss the party!  Even while living at St. Anne’s this lovely lady would send Sam to buy the top of the line cosmetics that she used daily.  That’s a lady!!
We send understanding and sympathy for the difficult days ahead.  Both Jim and I lost our mothers in their 90’s…. they left many lessons to us all for a life well  lived.
James and Linda Kopf

September 07, 2020

I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I will always have fond memories of my visits with her at SARC I enjoyed talking to her. She always made me laugh. She was a caring person with a beautiful smile. Now she’s in Heaven with the Virgin Mother with her rosary in her hands like always. Looking down on her family who she loved dearly.
Mary Ann (Manno) Mohler

September 06, 2020

To Terry’s family-
For many years I stopped in to visit special family friend Harry Bash at his store on Queen St. While waiting for him to finish what he was working on, I was lucky enough to have chats with Terry. She was warm, kind and engaging. She was elegant and had a radiant smile. I’m sorry I didn’t get to see her in later years. Heartfelt condolences on your loss.
Suzee Berke

September 06, 2020

Teresa was such a classy lady.Sorry for your loss.
Mary Jane Ferretti

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