BOSTON – Real estate industry veteran Stephen P Hassel died peacefully on January 12, 2023, according to his published obituary in DeVito Funeral Home. He was 73.
Mr. Hassell, a resident of Arlington and previously of Boston and Weston, MA, was born in Hyde Park, MA to Emily and the late Donald Hassell.
He worked for a number of real estate companies in the Boston area, including SGA, for approximately 50 years. Prior to joining SGA, Mr. Hassell worked as a business development director at national construction management firm Shawmut Design and Construction. Previously, Mr. Hassell served as vice president of customer development at Columbia Construction Company, where he led the company’s long-term strategic growth.
Additionally, Mr. Hassell has held leadership positions at Anderson-Nichols, Cushman & Wakefield and Collaborative Engineers, managing complex large-scale projects such as the former Wang Towers.
Mr. Hassell has also been active in a number of industry and charitable organizations: Society of College and University Planners, New England Health Care Engineers, CORNET, NAIOP, Board of Overseers for Franciscan Children’s Hospital, Executive Board for The Fenway Alliance FACES Committee, Executive Committee for the Babson Real Estate Alumni Network and Trustee Emeritus Archbishop Williams High School.
Mr. Hassell received an MBA from Babson College and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University College of Engineering.
Mr. Hassell enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing golf, reading about history, and playing sports, especially his beloved Boston Red Sox, according to his obituary in DeVito Funeral Home. He is survived by his partner Diane DeCoste and their grandchildren, daughters Jacqueline, Alexandra and her husband Chris, son Joseph and his wife Neena and their children, brothers Alan and his wife Sue, Daniel and his wife Kathy, sisters Mary and her husband John, Virginia and her partner Diane, along with his nieces and nephews and extended family.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10am on Friday at Saint Julia Church in Weston. Please meet at the church, the funeral home staff will help you park. Afterwards burial at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Stephen to the Greater Boston YMCA at ymcaboston.org/giving. Please visit devitofuneralhome.com to view an online guest book, according to the official obituary.