Anne “Louise” Hagan of Bardstown died peacefully at Windsor Gardens on July 21, 2019, just five days short of her 105th birthday.
She was born on July 26, 1914, in New Haven, KY, the first of two daughters of John Sidney and May Boone Hagan, attended St. Catherine schools and majored in Music at Nazareth Junior College where she honed her piano skills and love of classical music.
Louise moved to Bardstown when she married William “Harry” Hagan, Sr., in October of 1941 at St. Catherine Church with a reception at the Talbott Tavern. It was years later that the two discovered their “Hagan” surname lines crossed eight generations back. They created a loving family of five children and owned several local businesses including Hagan’s Dairy and The Dairy Bar. They enjoyed 47 years together until Harry passed away in 1989.
After college, Louise taught music lessons and worked at a distillery in Athertonville; later she was active in a number of local clubs including the Stephen Foster Music Club, Bardstown Women’s Club and Garden Club (a former president); plus she was one of the founders of the Stephen Foster Junior Music Club.
Since her father worked for the L & N railroad, she always had a passion for traveling and participated in numerous travels to Europe and cruises to many Caribbean islands. She first visited Europe in 1970 with the editor of the Kentucky Standard, Elizabeth Spalding, for 21 days when they traveled to eight countries. And, each summer she insisted that the family take a vacation which usually included several states and attractions.
In addition to her husband Harry, she was preceded by her beloved sister Grace Hagan (Tom) Keene of Bardstown.
She will be greatly missed by her five children: Father Harry Hagan, OSB, of St. Meinrad, IN, Mary-Lou Montagna of Scarsdale, NY, Felicia (John) Ferrara of Cincinnati, OH, Sidney (Brenda) Hagan of Bardstown, and Gracie (Frank) Fasano of Dayton, OH; 12 grandchildren: Mia Montagna, Gina Montagna, Merissa Ferrara (Mark) Elisei, John “J.P.” (Alison) Ferrara, William (Madalyn) Hagan, Lucy Hagan (Scott) Herrmann, Alex Hagan, George Hagan, Frankie (Yen) Fasano, Elisa Fasano (Jason) Suchy, Gracie Fasano (Oscar) Saule, Anthony Fasano; 12 great-grandchildren: Raven and Merci Montagna, Dante and Sydney Elisei, Johnny and Leah Ferrara, Brian Hagan, Maria, Francesca, and Joey Fasano, Nathan and Savannah Suchy; and many dear nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Windsor Gardens and Hospice for their loving care for Louise.
Her Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Friday July 26, 2019 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Father Harry Hagan, OSB, and Father Terry Bradshaw, pastor, officiating. Visitation will be 4 – 8 pm Thursday July 25 and 8 – 9:15 am Friday July 26 at Barlow Funeral Home. A prayer service will be 7 pm Thursday.
Memorial contributions may go to St. Joseph Parish, 310 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004 or St. Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, Indiana 47577.