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Bridget Hagen
Biographical Information
Gender Female
Died 1928
Affiliation Hagen family
Bridget Hagen was the mother of Tom Hagen and wife of Martin Hagen[1].

BiographyEdit

Bridget Hagen was an American woman of Irish descent who married Martin Hagen[1] and had two children with him: Tom Hagen and a daughter.[2]

She became blind due to an eye infection and then she died from venereal disease when Tom was eleven. She was described as "near moronic and slovenly," and it was rumored that she passed on her eye infection to her son. For this reason he was shunned by people in the neighborhood until Sonny Corleone found him and brought him home, where he would later be informally adopted by Vito Corleone.[2] His mother's death and his subsequent eye infection and homelessness affected Tom so much that well into adulthood he would have nightmares about he and his children going blind and begging in the streets.

References and notes Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tom Hagen's father was called Martin Hagen in The Godfather Returns and The Godfather's Revenge by Mark Winegardner. He was called Henry Hagen in The Family Corleone.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Godfather (novel)
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