Martin W. Hansen
Martin W. Hansen, 89
Dateline: Mansfield, MA
Martin W. Hansen, age 89, of Mansfield, formerly of Bridgewater and Hyde Park passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Boston. He was the beloved husband of Mary M. (Finn) Hansen, to whom he was wed for the past sixty-nine years.
Born in Boston, MA on May 6, 1929, he was a loving son of the late Martin W. and Elsie (Peach) Hansen.
Marty grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston and attended Boston Trade School. During WWII, he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class on January 5, 1948.
Prior to retiring, Mr. Hansen had worked for many years as a truck driver for the Teamsters Local 25. He had made his home in Mansfield for over ten years and was a communicant of Saint Mary’s Church in Mansfield.
Marty will always be remembered for his kind and generous nature and his zest for life. He loved spending time with his adoring family and was loved by the many lives he touched. He was also an avid New England sports and especially enjoyed cheering on the Boston Bruins, his favorite team.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his devoted children: Karen Messier and her husband Raymond of North Easton, Stephen Hansen and his wife Denise of Jamaica Plain and Paul Hansen and his wife Anne of Mansfield. He was the dear brother of William Hansen and his wife Lynda of Kansas and is also survived by his cherished six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
His funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will begin on Tuesday, May 7th at 10:00 A.M. from the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield followed by a Mass of Christian burial celebrated at 11:00 in Saint Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt St. (Route 106) Mansfield. Burial with military honors will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, May 6th from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home.
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