Brian Fagan died at The Arbors in Shelburne, VT on July 6th, 2019. He was born in Natick, Massachussetts, the son of Henry Fagan and Marie (Williams) Fagan. Brian lived with younger onset Alzheimer's for many years and faced the disease with courage and tremendous grace. Even after the disease had taken a major toll on his cognitive abilities, he still proclaimed, "I love my life". He was always content with the simple pleasures of his life - a daily crossword puzzle, talk radio, a good novel or movie and his daily lunch at New World Tortilla reading the New York Post.
Brian was a graduate of Natick High School where he played and excelled at Varsity baseball and football. He was also a graduate of St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT. He managed several businesses including The Hot Tin Roof on Martha's Vineyard and Racquet's Edge in Essex Junction, Vermont before he owned his own business, Sunshine Laundromat of Burlington and Milton, Vermont. Brian was at his happiest riding his bike along the Burlington bikepath, the Colchester causeway, and the roads in the Champlain Islands and Charlotte. He loved music from The Beatles to broadway show tunes.
He was a Boston sports fan particulary enjoying the Celtics and Red Sox. He also was a passionate fan of the UVM men's basketball team for over 25 years where he and his wife enjoyed sitting in the Nicholson seats for many, many games.
Brian was a gentle and kind spirit who will be missed by many, especially by his wife of 26 years, Annmarie Deitrich. He is also survived by his brother, Timothy Fagan and several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Kathy Palli.
A private celebration of Brian's life will be held at some time in the future.
His wife extends her gratitude to everyone at The Arbors and the amazing Bayada Hospice team for their loving care of Brian and for their support of her during the end of his life.