Fagot, Hacker J.Died
Fr. Hacker J. Fagot, SJ, a member of the New Orleans Province, departed this life on January 5, 2010 at Ignatius Residence, in New Orleans. Fr. Fagot was 81 years old, a Jesuit for 65 years and a priest for 52 years.
The services will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6363 St. Charles Avenue. Visitation will be at 10 AM, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11AM. Interment will be at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau, Louisiana.
Born in New Orleans, LA on March 19, 1928, Hacker entered the Jesuits on July 30, 1944, after graduating from Jesuit High School, New Orleans. He received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Spring Hill College in 1951 and a M.S. in Physical Chemistry from Fordham in 1954. Fr. Fagot studied theology at Maison St. Augustin, Enghien, Belgium and Facultes St. Louis de Gonzague, Chantilly, France. He returned to the States and received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago in 1962.
Fr. Fagot was an educator. He taught rational psychology and experimental psychology from 1962-1969 at Spring Hill College, Mobile and from 1969 to 1972 at Loyola University, New Orleans. In 1972 he added psychological counseling to his teaching of experimental psychology at Loyola. He became chair of the psychology department at Loyola from 1973-76, continuing in the classroom until 1994. In 1994 he became a retreat director at Manresa House of Retreats in Convent, LA, until health reasons occasioned his being missioned to Ignatius Residence in New Orleans to pray for the Church and the Society in 2005.
Fr. Hacker was preceded in death by his parents, Louis H. and Vivian Meridier Fagot, and his brothers Richard L. Fagot and David J. Fagot.