Of Saugus. Died on Wednesday, January 4th at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Hospice after a lengthy illness with his family by his side at the age of 74. He was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (DiGregorio) Hirtle with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.
Born in Malden, Mr. Hirtle was the son of the late Ralph and Marjorie (Blossom) Hirtle. He was a former electrical engineer for Gillette in Andover and was a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran. In addition to his wife, Mr. Hirtle is survived by his two daughters, Ginelle Davidson-Castonguay and her husband Dan of Amesbury and Michelle Rocino and her husband Michael of Revere; one son, Jeffrey Hirtle and his fiancée Hayley of Peabody; and five grandchildren, Ava and Olivia Rocino, Alli and Robbie Davidson and Dannie Castonguay.
At the request of the family, services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeffrey’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.