Peter "PJ" J. Hagerman

April 2, 1987March 6, 2019
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Peter J. “PJ” Hagerman, age 31, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019.

Born in Fall River, the son of Ronald S. Hagerman III of Dartmouth and the late Annelle (DeLorme) Hagerman, he was a graduate of Bishop Stang High School, class of 2005. He attended Fitchburg State College and was currently attending Bristol Community College in Fall River. Peter was excited to be back in school pursuing a business degree and looked forward to starting a career. He was a jack of all trades holding positions from Lifeguard at Walt Disney World, a Grip on the set of Luke Perry’s 2015 film Black Beauty, and Caddy at numerous golf courses in the region.

Peter’s greatest source of pride and joy was his beautiful son, Eli. A loving and engaging father, Peter loved to play, read books, and race cars with his son. He was especially proud to teach Eli one of his first words, “car”. Never missing one of Eli’s swim classes, they enjoyed splashing and singing songs together in the pool.

Incredibly charismatic, sensitive and giving, Peter’s ability to touch the souls and win the hearts of those he met endeared him to so many. People felt at ease with his jovial manner and he loved to make them laugh; whether sharing a funny experience or doing his best Mike Myers impression. The laughter he loved most was that of his son’s. Most recently, the pair played in the snow and could not stop laughing.

A music lover at a young age, Pete would sneak down to his father’s drum set every chance he could. He began taking saxophone at age 9 but was fascinated when he saw a family friend playing guitar. After he began playing, he never left home without his acoustic 5-string and cherished the moments when he could play for his family and friends. Dreaming of teaching his own son, Peter gave a little drum set and guitar to Eli- and Eli’s eyes would light up when he could jam with his Daddy.

Peter was passionate about athletics and began playing baseball at SIBL Baseball league, coached by his father. After playing baseball, he excelled playing basketball and played point guard on the varsity team at his high school. Peter also was a passionate golfer and loved to put together a foursome with friends and offer his advice on swing mechanics and putting strokes.

In addition to his father Ronald S. Hagerman, Peter is survived by his beloved son Eli William Sullivan Hagerman and Eli’s mother Leigh Ann Sullivan of Somerset; a sister Katia A. Greene and her husband Matt of Bridgewater; a brother Michael T. Hagerman of Dartmouth; paternal grandparents Ronald and Martha Hagerman Jr of Somerset; maternal step-grandmother June DeLorme; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his loving mother, Annelle DeLorme Hagerman and his maternal grandfather, Alfred DeLorme.

His Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 4 to 8pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan 866 County St., Somerset. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the Annelle DeLorme-Hagerman Food Pantry c/o Church of Our Savior, 2112 County St., Somerset, MA 02726.


  • Annelle DeLorme-Hagerman Food Pantry



  • Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2019


  • Burial Private

Peter "PJ" J. Hagerman

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Vivien O

March 13, 2019

The news of Peter's passing comes as a big shock to me.
He was determined to do well for his son whom he loved so much.
Peter was like sunshine in our class, sharing kindness, jokes and laughter and loved talking about his lovely little boy.
He was so real and sincere, no pretense. He has gone rather too soon.
We will surely miss him.
May God rest his soul.

Don DeMello

March 13, 2019

Ronnie and family,

I am very sad to hear of your sons passing away.

My sincere condolences and your son will be in my prayers.

Regards,Don DeMello

Kevin O

March 12, 2019

I knew Peter only briefly through work. In that time, he always brought a bright light into every conversation we had. I haven't seen him in quite some time. When i heard the news today, I was shaken to the depths of my heart. My only consolation in this is knowing that he is once again with his mom, whom he seemed to miss to a great degree.

Erin Hawe

March 12, 2019

Pete and I met at a time when neither one of us thought very much of ourselves. We were broken and tired but yet again fighting for our lives. We were outside in Brockton for a fire drill wearing the most hideous set of scrubs feeling miserable, but there’s Pete with a grin on his face and I’ll never forget the first thing he said to me in a British accent...” Thank god I look good in blue”. And that was Pete. A joke, a one liner, an accent, a mimic, anything to make you laugh. From that point on we clicked. The last thing I expected to find that day was a friend for life. But I did. And even 3 years later we stayed in touch checking in and being a source of comfort for the other. Pete was a loyal friend who didn’t expect anything in return, who didn’t judge or put you down. No matter what he had going on he was there for you. No questions asked. There was so much that made Pete who he was. At his core He was a proud father,loving partner, a son, a brother and one hell of a friend and I was honored to call him mine. You fought a good fight my friend. Rest now. I love you always and will NEVER forget you.

Raul Rodriguez

March 11, 2019

My Condolences to the family. I had the pleasure to hire and work with Peter at BWH. He will be missed.

Michael O'Brien

March 10, 2019

My deepest condolences to the whole family. I had the pleasure to coach Peter as an 8th grader and when I saw him as an adult he was the same great guy. Fellow Spartan! Rest in Peace Pete

Susan H Franco

March 10, 2019

My heartfelt prayers go up for a strength and comfort for the Hagerman family in hope for all to celebrate Peter’s life and memories .
I met Peter about ten years ago and knew him to be a polite , funny and an energetic young man who grew to be a proud father.
His loss is undoubtedly a hard one to accept
but our faith tells us he is in his mother’s loving care and we have a promise that we will see him again one day
May his legacy be one of love, imbedded in all the hearts who knew and loved him.

Art Amaral

March 10, 2019

I cannot imagine the loss of a child.... my most sincere condolences to you Ron and your family.

David LeComte

March 10, 2019

I did not know this young man, I know both his parents and grieve at the loss of such a promising young life...My sincere condolence to Ron and the rest of the Hagerman family !

Logan Bence

March 10, 2019

Pete was my buddy, one of the few people I kept in contact with.. The most recent phone calls and text all being encouragement about me being a good father!! He was a good guy,a great father and always kept me smiling.. I will miss him!!