James B. Hancock age 85 and long time resident of Acton passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the loving husband of 60 years to Elsie E. (Craig) Hancock.
Born in Arlington on July 11, 1930 he was the son of the late Francis M. and Ellen (Sweeney) Hancock. Jim graduated from Concord High School and in 1948 enlisted in the United States Air Force where he proudly served his country as a Senior Air Policeman, he was honorably discharged in 1952.
Jim and Elsie married on June 26, 1955 and soon settled in Acton where together they raised their loving family.
Prior to his retirement, Jim worked as a microwave engineer for Sage Laboratories in Natick. Family, friends and faith took center stage in Jim's life, he cherished family gatherings, holidays, special events and vacations. He was a faithful parishioner at Immaculate Conception Parish in Marlborough. He also enjoyed golf, horseshoes and visiting the coast of Maine.
Along with his wife, he is survived by his children, Ellen Blake and her husband Michael of Hudson, Charles Hancock and his wife Kimela of El Dorado Hills, CA, Mark Hancock and his wife Hayley of Crofton, MD, Linda Creamer and her husband Stephen of Marlborough and Mary Scully and her husband Brian of Hampden. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Adam Blake, Dana Blake, Rebecca Bauman, Kenneth Hancock, Kendall Hancock, Kara Hancock, James Hancock, Kevin Creamer, Courtney Creamer, Kelsey Creamer, Theresa Scully, Sharon Scully and Joseph Scully and great-grandchildren Kylee & Darren Bauman, Jaxon Hancock. He was also the brother of Francis Hancock of Woburn and the late John and Rev. Charles Hancock, S.J.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Jim on Thurs., from 4-8 pm in the Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap St., Concord and again on Friday at 10:00 am before leaving in procession to Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord where his funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am. Burial will follow with U.S. Air Force Military Honors at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton.
Concord's town flag will fly at half-staff on Friday in honor of Jim's service to his country in the United States Air Force
In lieu of flowers gifts in his memory may be made to:
Campion Renewal Center
319 Concord Rd.
Weston, MA 02493
The Cory J. Garwacki Foundation
P.O. Box 484
Longmeadow, MA 01028
Emerson Heath Care Foundation
Concord. MA 01742