Henry L. Mossman
Northborough - Henry "Hank" L. Mossman died at home Friday, Sept. 13, 2008, surrounded by his family, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
He leaves his wife of 53 years, Irene (Norris) Mossman, and their children, Paul Mossman; Nancy Gavel and her husband, Peter; and Julie Holland. He also leaves his grandchildren, James, Katherine, Christian and Shannon; his brothers, Edward and Philip; his mother-in-law, Everlena Lyman Norris; his sister-in-law, Carol Norris Reynolds and her children, Robert, Raymond, Ralph and Richard; and countless other family and friends.
Born in Oct. 21, 1930 in Worcester, he was a 1948 graduate of Melrose High School and a 1953 graduate of Northeastern University.
Mr. Mossman, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, worked at Bay State Abrasives before retiring as Director of Engineering Operations in 1988.
He loved to sail, hunt, fish, garden and work with his hands to build, carve and repair just about anything. He and his wife traveled extensively after their retirement in 1988, spending their winters in southern Texas.
A memorial service is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 4, at 12 p.m., at Trinity Church, 23 Main St., Northborough. There are no calling hours. Hays Funeral Home of Northborough is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VNA Care Hospice Inc., 333 Turnpike Rd., Southborough, MA 01772 or the Special Olympics of Maine, 125 John Roberts Rd., #19, South Portland, ME 04106.
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