Hanna V. Bouwer

February 5, 1932March 11, 2021

Hanna V. Bouwer of East Hartford, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 11, surrounded by her loving family. She was 89. Hanna was born in Dutch Indonesia, where she lived until the Japanese occupation of WWII. Her family relocated to the Netherlands where Hanna lived for many years, eventually serving in the Dutch Army, marrying, and having two sons. Hanna immigrated to the United States with her husband and young boys in 1961, eventually settling in East Hartford where she lived for the remainder of her life. Hanna was a lifetime member of the New Covenant United Methodist Church, formerly Burnside United Methodist Church, and she was actively involved in the life of the church. She also worked as a secretary/clerk in the maternity department of Saint Francis hospital in Hartford for many years until her retirement. Hanna is predeceased by her brother, August (Gus) Coenraad, and her sister, Emilie (Emie) Coenraad, both from the Netherlands. She is survived by her son, Ronald Bouwer, and his wife, Robin, of Granville, MA; her son Frank Bouwer, and his wife, Patricia, of East Granby, CT; four grandchildren, Christopher, Emily, Andrew, and Abigail (Abby); her brother Emile Coenraad, and his wife, Eva, of Franklinton, NC; her sister, Ruth Mouthaan, of Greensboro, NC; her sister, Ellen Coenraad Schuys, also of the Netherlands; and many nieces and nephews. Hanna’s kind and generous spirit will be very much missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends. The family has planned a Celebration of Life to be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to New Covenant United Methodist Church (Ghana Child Sponsorship), 16 Church Street, East Hartford, CT, 06108,, or the American Heart Association,


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Hanna V. Bouwer

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Carla Vooris

March 16, 2021

Tante Hanna, I will miss our telephone calls and your fun and always happy self! I have so many fond memories of you that I will cherish always! Until we meet again.... love, Caya

Laurel Carry

March 16, 2021

Hannah I lost a beautiful soul but Memories will always be closed to my heart. You are in spirit with us now. A sharing and loving personslity:; always cheerful. She helps me through with her motherly love when I am in doubt that love don't exist. A true Christian and mother, an angel. Her light remains with us. God has a better plan for her now. Farewell my dearest love ; may your soul rest in peace.

Barbara Nixon

March 14, 2021

Having been Hanna's neighbor for over 50 years I have many happy memories, fondest among them are the many nights spent playing Scrabble with her as one of the "Golden Girls". She will be missed.

Stefanie Fijnvandraat

March 14, 2021

Tante Hanna,

She had so much energy in her. I remember her presence at the CT extended family gatherings in the 1970’s. She spread joy and humor. May she remain active as she joins her beloved family and friends. We will miss her company but the memories of her will comfort us.

God Bless

Patricia Gargano

March 14, 2021

Dear Ron, Frank & family,
My sincere condolences to you all.
Hanna was a sweet lady who was a gracious hostess to our Golden Girl group, generous in many big & small ways & a heck of a Scrabble player.
I was blessed to call her my friend.
Pat Gargano