Local business manager who ‘loved to laugh’ dies aged 49

Friends and loved ones remember a Connecticut woman for her sense of humor and love for animals.

Katherine Hagendorf, a resident of Fairfield County, Danbury, died on Monday August 1 at the age of 49, according to his obituary. A cause of death has not been listed.

Born in New York on Dec. 22, 1972, to parents Ross and Teresa (Brisland) Angione, Hagendorf went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in English from New York University, according to her memorial.

She married her husband, John Hagendorf, on October 12, 2013 in New York.

Most recently, she worked as a logistics manager in Danbury for contact lens manufacturer Gelflex.

“Katherine had a great love for all animals, but especially for her three cats, Patrick, Bobby and Maggie, and her childhood dog, Gypsy,” reads her obituary.

“She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. She will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.

Hagendorf is survived by her husband, John; his parents, Ross and Teresa; and his siblings, Jennifer Siegler and her husband Dan, and Peter Angione and his wife, Pam.

Memorial services were held on Sunday, August 7 at Cargain Funeral Home, located on Fowler Avenue in Carmel.

According to his obituary, contributions on behalf of Hagendorf may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

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