He was born in Medford, raised in Waltham, the son of the late Roscoe and Edith (Babineau) Hersom, and was a 1950 graduate of Waltham High School. He was a United States Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War, and was stationed at March AFB in California. He was honorably discharged in 1954.
He owned and operated Hersom Plumbing & Heating in Marlborough for over 40 years.
In his spare time he enjoyed refinishing furniture, restoring cars and boats, flying model airplanes, and boating & camping with his family. He loved his dogs, Cassie and Misty. He was a hardworking man who was passionate in whatever he did in life.
Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Diane H. Landry and her husband Craig of Holliston and Debra A. Wall and her husband Tom of Auburn; a son, Brian R. Hersom, and his fiancé Lesa Ann Dittmer of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; a brother, Paul Hersom and his wife Peggy of Burlington; five grandchildren, Shanna and Peter Landry, Patrick, Andrew and James Wall; and many nephews and nieces. He was the father of Clifford E. Hersom of Marlborough, who died in 2006.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 6 in St. Matthias Church of Marlborough, followed by burial with military honors at Evergreen Cemetery. The Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home assisted with arrangements
Donations may be made to the MSPCA at www.MSPCA.org.
All are invited to sign Ed’s online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.