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Galen Osborne, 88

by | Mar 18, 2024 | Obituaries

Galen Osborne

Galen Osborne

Galen Edwin Osborne, 88, of Hanover, Plymouth, Delray Beach (Florida) and Hopkinton, passed away Jan. 16. Born Sept. 2, 1935, Galen was a loving and dedicated father and husband. He had a great sense of humor and was always easygoing, making him a joy to be around. Galen particularly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, creating cherished memories with them.

Galen is survived by his son, Eric Osborne, and daughter-in-law, Akiko Osborne, as well as his daughter, Alicia Osborne Lennon, and son-in-law, James Lennon. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Ellis and Jaxon. Galen was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Osborne, and his brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Esther Osborne.

Galen graduated Hanover High School class of 1953, excelling in track and field. He was a New England champion pole vaulter, a tailback in football and a participant in basketball and other sports.

Galen proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1958-60 in Germany. During his career, Galen worked at New England Telephone for an impressive 42 years. His commitment and professionalism were greatly valued by his colleagues.

In his leisure time, Galen indulged in a variety of hobbies, including sailing, reading, playing many sports, solving crossword puzzles, playing video games, watching movies, painting and model and rug making. He was an avid Patriots fan, passionately supporting his favorite team.

In memory of Galen Edwin Osborne, contributions can be made to the Angel Fund for ALS (theangelfund.org/donation). This organization supports research and provides assistance to those affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Galen Edwin Osborne will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His loving nature, sense of humor, and zest for life will be remembered and cherished forever.

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