Veteran Real Estate Executive Stephen P. Hassell Passes Away at 73

Stephen Hassell

BOSTON– Real estate industry veteran Stephen P. Hassell passed away peacefully on Jan. 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 about 50 years for a number of real estate companies in Greater Boston, including SGA. Prior to joining SGA, Mr. Hassell worked as business development director at national construction management firm Shawmut Design and Construction. Earlier, Mr. Hassell served as vice president of client development at Columbia Construction Company where he had led the firm’s long-term strategic growth.

In addition, Mr. Hassell had held executive positions at Anderson-Nichols, Cushman & Wakefield and Collaborative Engineers, and had managed major complex projects such as the former Wang Towers.

Mr. Hassell was also 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 B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Northeastern University College of Engineering.

Mr. Hassell enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing golf, reading about history, and following 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 in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Thursday from 4-7 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 am in Saint Julia Church, Weston. Please meet at church, funeral home staff will be available to assist with parking. Burial to follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Stephen to the YMCA of Greater Boston at Please visit to view an online guestbook, according to official obituary.