Clayton Hanson, aged 26, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 after a valiant and courageous 10-year battle with cancer. He was a graduate of Wilton High School and Manhattanville College.

Mr. Hanson is survived by his loving family: Debra and Hall Hanson; his sister, Corinne;   his grandfather, John Coughenour Jr.; uncle Stephen and aunt Deana Hanson; his uncle, Robert Weil; and cousins, Jonathon, Brandon, Kevin, Brynn and Leah.

He is predeceased by his grandparents, Betty and Hall Hanson, Patricia Coughenour, and Aunt Cherlynn Weil.

“He was taken too young, bravely endured to the very end, and he will be missed forever,” his family said. “ Through unspeakable suffering, his grace and strength are an inspiration to us all.”

A memorial visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. To leave condolences, visit collins-funeral.com.