Walter G. Hanscomb, 91, of Hopkinton and formerly of Ashland, passed away June 21 at his home with his family by his side. Born Nov. 17, 1929, in Plymouth, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Walter and Charlotte (Hazelton) Hanscomb and husband to the late Mildred (Harrington) Hanscomb.
He worked as a facility manager at McLean Hospital until his retirement in 1993. Walter served his country honorably in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1951-53. He was a longtime member of the American Legion in Ashland.
Mr. Hanscomb is survived by his children, Cynthia Hancomb of Hopkinton, Cindy Markou of Westborough, Ramona Nee of Braintree, June Welch of Newton, Robert Welch of Allston, Sandy Nieves of Wilmington, North Carolina, Rose Matthews of Bad Axe, Michigan, Richard Welch of Boston, and the late Lawrence Welch, 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date. Services are under the care of the Matarese Funeral Home in Ashland. Donations in Walter’s memory can be made to Baypath Humane Society, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA 01748.