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Dr. James Barry Hanshaw

Boylston, Massachusetts

1928 - 2019

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Dr. James Barry Hanshaw, 90BOYLSTON - Dr. James Barry Hanshaw, age 90, died peacefully at his home in Boylston, MA on December 19, 2019. Dr. Hanshaw was loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marian Christine, his children, Thomas, Lee, Liza, John, and Margaret, and his...

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I was privileged to be Dr. Hanshaw's cardiologist and he worked with my dad who loved and respected him greatly. I will miss him dearly. I loved seeing him in clinic he always made me laugh. He always spoke of his love for his family. When I heard he was on hospice I called him and he apologized for not coming into UMass for any more visits. Always a perfect gentleman until the end. All my love to his family❤

Your Dad was the kindest most humble man! You would never guess his brilliant background by the way he interacted with you. He never blinked when we ran down the street to ask him to look at one of the latest cuts or bruises or coughs when our kids were little. He could calm the most frantic Mom or screaming kid in a heartbeat. So very sorry for your loss so close to his birthday and Christmas. Prayers for peace.

Barry was a true pillar of the UMass Medical school. He founded the Department of Pediatrics and then served as Provost, Dean and Acting Chancellor.May he rest in Peace.
Jim Dalen U Mass 1975-1988

Dear Hanshaws,
It is with heavy heart that i extend my sympathies and prayers. We loved Barry and I feel so blessed i got to know him as an adult in his latter years. We love you all, Dave Sumpter

To the Hanshaw Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. I always looked forward to seeing and talking with him at Sunday Mass. I also have the privilege of owning two of his paintings - they will mean much more now.