West Boylston – Brian P. Hodson, 69, of West Boylston, formerly of Marlborough, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at his home. A native of New Bedford, he was the son of the late Clarence and Alice (Maguire) Hodson and was the husband of the late Sherry Sue (Gaston) Hodson, who died in 2009.
Mr. Hodson was a proud and distinguished veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He earned a BS degree in Political Science from Southeastern Mass University (UMass Dartmouth) and a law degree from the New England School of Law in 1988.
He had been employed as the Senior Labor Relations Specialist for UMass Health Systems, Worcester, until his illness.
A Marlborough resident for many years, he had been an active member of St. Matthias Parish, serving as an usher and on various parish committees. He enjoyed time at his home in Florida, where he was able to indulge himself in his favorite activities of golf and reading. He was a New England sports fan, supporter of PBS, and a doting grandfather.
He is survived by his sons, Kevin Hodson and his wife Nanci and Stephen Hodson, all of Marlborough; his daughter, Jennifer Hodson of Shrewsbury; his sister, Cindy Gaudreau and her husband Ray of Bethlehem, PAenn.; his grandson, Brady Hodson; and his granddaughter, Reagan Hodson. He is also survived by his close companion, Brenda Rossi of Leesburg, Va.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, June 20, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 21, at 10 a.m., at St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough. Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Donations may be made to PBS at www.wgbh.org.