MOHAWK – Edward J. Hassett, age 89, of Mohawk, passed away peacefully, on Friday, June 2, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica.
He was born on April 26, 1934, in Mohawk, the son of John and Marie (McDonald) Hassett. Ed graduated from Mohawk High School and attended Ithaca College. Mr. Hassett was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Navy, on the USS Bennington. He was CVA-20-AON 3rd class. On November 14, 1964, he was married to Shirley (Brown) Eysaman, at the Blessed Sacrament Church, Mohawk. In his early years, Mr. Hassett worked for the Valley Electric Co., Mohawk. Ed later worked for the Mohawk Post Office, for over 30 years, becoming the Postmaster, retiring in 1992. In his retirement, he drove school bus, for Mohawk Central School. Mr. Hassett was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Mohawk. Ed was one of the last 4 letter athletes to graduate from Mohawk High School. He was a life-long avid fan of Syracuse University Orange, New York Giants and the New York Yankees. He enjoyed camping with his life-long friends. He most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will always remember Poppi reading “The Night Before Christmas”, to the children and grandchildren, on Christmas Eve.
Ed was a Mohawk Volunteer Fireman and member of the Renegade’s Firematic’s Team and Mohawk Firemen’s Exempt Club. He was also a member of the Mohawk School Board, Mohawk Municipal Board, Mohawk American Legion and was a coach for the Mohawk Little League. Ed also enjoyed going golfing, at Doty’s Golf Course, with his friends.
Surviving family members include his wife, Shirley; his children: Kim DeMayo and her husband, Mike, Julie Waseleski and her husband, Leo, Edward Eysaman and his wife, Cathy, Patti Platts and her husband, Paul, Carol Hall and her husband, Eric, Mike Hassett and his wife, Jade, Mark Hassett and his wife, Kylia; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; 3 sisters: Mary James, Therese Ray and Helen Lynch; and 2 great-grandsons, Eli and Gavin.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s larger facility, located at 4309 Acme Rd. (old Main St.), between Ilion and Frankfort (315-895-7722).
The Mohawk American Legion Service will be held, on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. and the Mohawk Fire Dept. Service will be held, on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 5:45 p.m., at the funeral home.
Funeral Services will be held, on Friday, June 9, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., at the Blessed Sacrament Church, E. Main St., Mohawk, where a Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Father Tom Babiuch, Pastor. Burial will follow at Mohawk Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to share a memory of Ed, or add to his online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com
In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Mohawk Fire Dept., 28 Columbia St., Ste 4, Mohawk, NY 13407. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home.
Ed’s service arrangements and supervision are entrusted to his Family Funeral Director, Don Applegate.