Woodstock – Marion O. “Bud” Hanson, 90, of County Road, died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Independence, MO, he was the son of the late Jack and Margaret (Boand) Hanson. He was the loving husband of the late Doris L. (Green) Hanson whom he married after his enlisted time in the US Navy. They were married for 65 years at the time of her death in 2016, and he missed her dearly.
Eager to serve his country, Bud lied about his age and enlisted early in the US Navy serving as a Yeoman Third Class during World War II. After an initial career working on the railroad in the mid-west, ‘M.O.’ moved to New Jersey becoming a pioneer in the computer programming industry, serving as a Systems Analyst for General Cable Corporation in New Jersey and Connecticut, and later as a systems consultant internationally for Howmedica and Micrognosis. Bud was most proud of his wife and family of six children, whom he raised in New Jersey before moving to Connecticut in 1974. His favorite pastimes were family camping trips, sing-a-longs with his large extended family, fishing with dear friends, and in his later years, trips to the casino.
Bud is survived by his sons, David Hanson and his wife Theresa of Yakima, WA, and Don Hanson and his wife Nancy of Southbury, CT; his daughters, Carol A. Kasperowitz and her husband Greg of Long Valley, NJ, Diane Hanson of Pomfret Center, CT, Mary Murray and her husband Jeff of Brookfield, CT, and Janice Lindsay and her husband Will of Woodstock, CT; seventeen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bud’s family from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday January 5, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. The Mass of Christian Burial will be the following morning, Saturday, January 6th at 10:00 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Those wishing to join the procession to the Church may gather at the funeral home at 9:00 am. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery will take place in the spring. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.