Joseph Dagan, age 80, beloved husband of Cynthia Lappe Dagan, cherished father of Tal and his wife Amy, Samuel and his wife Lisa and Ari and his wife Kelley and dear grandfather of Zachary, Matthew, Joshua and Jacob, passed away peacefully at Southern NH Medical Center on December 3, 2018. Joseph loved his family and was very proud of their achievements.
Joseph is also survived by his family in Israel, his sisters Yassa Levi and Esther Pushtevan of Tel Aviv and Sara Yamini of Moshav Neve Yamin and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in Iraq on February 28, 1938 while his family was escaping Eastward from the Nazi regime, he finally was able to immigrate to Israel shortly after its independence. As a young boy, he grew up at Kibbutz Ayelet Hashachar until age 16 when he returned home to help his family in Moshav Neve Yamin. He graduated High school at Kfar Saba, Israel.
After working several years in agriculture, Joseph represented the Israeli government in East Africa in helping Malawi, Kenya and Ethiopia to grow coffee and cotton. He married Cynthia in Israel in 1970 and came to the United States in 1971. He was extremely proud to be an American Citizen of Israeli descent. His love for Judaism and Israeli heritage was the essence of his being. In addition to that, he was also close to nature, taking great pleasure in all living things.
Joseph established the Carpet Center in Nashua in 1972 and became a prominent businessman in the area. Over the years he developed many lasting relationships with his customers and business associates throughout the area. He will be sorely missed by family and friends.
SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1:00PM at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua. Interment will follow in Temple Beth Abraham Cemetery, Nashua. Shiva will be observed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night from 6-8PM and Saturday night 6:30-8:30PM at 11 Dirt Rd., Merrimack. Please park in the cul de sac. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to Chabad Lubavitch of Manchester, NH at 1234 River Rd., 03104. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”