OBITUARY

Donald L. Hanson

April 13, 1935June 27, 2013

Donald L. Hanson, age 78, of Fall River, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Charlton Memorial Hospital unexpectedly. He was the husband of Dorothy E. (Lewis) Hanson to whom he has been married for the past 53 years.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late George and Martha (Rothwell) Hanson, he has been a lifelong resident of the city and attended Bristol County Agricultural High School.

A United States Air Force veteran, he served during the Korean War. Mr. Hanson worked as a campus policeman at Corrigan Mental Health for over 20 years, retiring in 1998. Prior to that, he worked as a Supervisor at United Merchants in Fall River and Cumberland Farms Corporation.

An avid Red Sox fan, he loved his Labrador “Brady,” enjoyed fishing and most of all spending time on Cape Cod with his wife.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter; Patricia Faria of Fall River, one son; Donald G. Hanson and his wife Melanie of Tiverton, RI, one sister; Mildred William and her husband William of Fall River, five grandchildren; Quinn, Evan, and Elona Hanson, Briana Ferreira, and Julia Faria, one great-grandson; Quill Hanson, and many nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late Vernon, George, and Charles Hanson, Marjorie Mroz, and Janice Lewis and father-in-law of the late John Faria.

His Funeral will be held Monday, July 1, 2013 at 10:00AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at CHERRY PLACE, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM in St. Joseph’s Church, 1335 North Main St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00PM. Flowers welcome or contributions in his honor may be made to Forever Paws, 300 Lynwood St., Fall River, MA 02721. Private burial will be held in Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, June 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 1, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 1, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Private Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne
REMEMBERING

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June 30, 2013

PAT AND FAMILY, SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS, MY PRAYERS
ARE WITH YOU. MAUREEN RODERIQUES

Claire Allard

June 30, 2013

Dot and Family, So very sorry for your grreat loss. Don was such a wonderful man. Will miss seeing him on your deck and with his beloved dog.
My Family and I want you to know we think and pray for you all.
Claire Allard and Family.

Carol Mills

June 30, 2013

My sincere condolences to Don's family on their loss. I had the pleasure of working with Don at Corrigan - he was always someone you knew you could count on to help in any situation. He was a good friend.

Jon & Angela Simpson

June 30, 2013

Our thoughts & prayers for you and your family at this difficult time .

June 30, 2013

Pat and family, I am very sorry for your loss. Fathers and their daughters, have a special bond. Thinking of you, Sincerely, Linda Mello

Kelly Houde

June 30, 2013

Pat, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Houde family

Ernie Lewis

June 29, 2013

My thoughts go out to my cousins and aunt in their time of loss.

June 29, 2013

Thinking of you and wishing you peace at this difficult time.
Bob Keene, Five Star Rehab

Florence Breault

June 29, 2013

HANSON FAMILY . SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.. DOT MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME, MAY GOD HELP YOU THROUGH YOUR SORROW. YOUR FRIEND FLOSSIE(Pisarczyk) BREAULT.

Karen Natale-Sigman

June 29, 2013

We're so sorry for your loss. Our prayer and thoughts are with your family.