HACKER, Edwin J. Jr., MD Passed away Saturday, January 18th in his 73rd year at Jordan Hospital.
He was surrounded by his daughters Elizabeth Libby Hacker of Scituate, MA, Leslie Overbye of Wellesley, MA and Hilary Gately of Duxbury, MA as well as his life partner Laurel Flanagan and family.
Dr. Hacker had practiced internal medicine in Plymouth for 41 years before retiring a year ago. Through the course of his work he was a healer and friend to countless patients.
A native of Indiana, Dr. Hacker graduated from Indiana University medical school in 1965 and served as a Captain in the US army before completing his specialty training in gastroenterology at Washington University Medical School (Barnes Hospital) in St Louis. As a long time Duxbury resident, many will remember, in addition to his friendship and wry sense of humor, his many interests and hobbies. He was an avid pilot, sailor, scuba diver, world traveler and a prolific painter.
Additional survivors include his sisters Eugenia Robinson and Barbara Wilson of Fort Branch, Indiana and two grandchildren. He is also survived by members of the Flanagan family: Rick Flanagan of St. Croix, Michael Flanagan of Rio, FL, Diane Mehegan of Duxbury, Jim Flanagan of Duxbury, Karen Williamson of Ft Myers, FL, John Flanagan of Duxbury as well as six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Dr. Hacker will be laid to rest in the family plot in Fort Branch, Indiana. A local memorial service will be held in the Spring, time and date to be announced.
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Plymouth, MA 02360
A Memorial Service will be held to honor the memory of Edwin J. Hacker, Jr., MD Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Fort Branch.
Note: Born 1940. Son of Edwin J & Alma M (Lanman) Hacker.