Russell Edwin Hanson
October 19, 1924 – February 8, 2019
Russell Edwin Hanson, born October 1924 in Springfield, MA, passed away February 8, 2019 of natural causes. He served on CV-17 USS Bunker Hill during World War II, was an accomplished violinist, and a master wood patternmaker. He and his wife of 70 years Mabelle designed and built their home in East Longmeadow, MA, and in it raised their 3 children, Edna, Don and Ken. He and May retired to Plant City, FL in 1986. He is survived by his loving wife Mabelle; 3 children, Edna (with William), Donald (with Michelle), and Kenneth (with Nancy); 4 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Astrid, and parents Edwin & Walborg Hanson. His life will be celebrated by his family in a private event. In lieu of gifts, donations can be made to the Navy Historical Foundation at www.navyhistory.org.