July 29, 1934 – April 6, 2018
Catherine Hansen,83, of Parkland, Florida passed away on Friday April 6, 2018. Catherine was born in North Arlington, New Jersey on July 29, 1934 to parents Elizabeth Crisafulli and Salvatore Crisafulli.
"Criss" graduated from Kenwood High School. She had a career in telecommunications and worked for TRT Telecommunications. Criss had a passion for family and everything art where she could use her imagination and hands especially ceramics. She loved to read and loved to travel especially to places where she could fly or cruise and she always loved to dance.
She is survived by her daughters- Pamela Rollins and Lori Tetreault; Son- Michael Hansen; Son in Law- Roy Rollins; Son in Law- Rudy Tetreault, Grandchildren - Candice Hansen, Michael Hansen, Jr., Ethan Tetreault, Kelsey Hansen, Autumn Tetreault; Siblings - Vincenzo Crisafulli, Salvatore Crisafulli, Barbara Crisafulli, and Evelyn Crisafulli.
Catherine will truly be missed.
Graveside Services will be held June 21, 2018 at 10am.
Donations can be made to St. Jude Medical Center. Giftfunds.stjude.org/Catherinehansen
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnsouth.com
- St. Jude Medical Center.
- Graveside Service Thursday, June 21, 2018
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May 10, 2018
The time I spent with Criss was during her yearly visits to see Lori and family. Lori would bring Criss into work and often she had Autumn with her a well.
The impression she left in my memories was what a kind and welcoming person she was. I honestly don't think she ever met a stranger. She treated me like she had known me forever from the first time Lori introduced her to me.
The love she had for her family was evident.
She will be missed by all who knew her, but I am certain that heaven is rejoicing and she is healthy and happy in Jesus' arms.
April 29, 2018
Hi 👋 everyone
This is about my favorite mother in law as I used to call her and she would say you better believe it .
Chris has been in my life for 43 years since I first met her daughter Pamela. Seven long years later she became my mother in law .
Chris was a good caring lady who was passionate ,kind and caring lady . Who had 4 beautiful kids 🧒 . She did not have an easy life but she was a fighter. We went through ups and downs in life together but as a family. She has 4 beautiful grandkids that she loverd to death- no pun intended. My wife Pam was like a sister as well as a daughter. We had the privilege of having her live with us the last years of her life and she was also like a mom to me also. Her kids and grandkids were her life. She lived for them . Chis was a great 👍 friend who stayed close to everyone she meet and they were friends for life. Like her friend Joyce.
She loved ✈️🚌🚢 to travel. We had the privilege to take her and her best friend on two Mediterranean cruises 🚢 and she got to go to Italy. She traveled to England 🏴 with her friend Joyce also.
I could go on and on on how much I liked as well as loved ❤️ this lady . She is now safe and happy 😃 with her parents , brother and Son Erick who died to young and was missed terribly. She is there with my sister Ruth who also just passed from cancer. I know we will see her again in heave and she is at peace ✌️
Thank God I had the privilege of knowing her and having her in my life 🌹🙏
April 28, 2018
I had the honor and privilege to meet Ms. Catherine several times during the time she spent in Washington State. I truly enjoyed the conversations, small or large, that we had and I also thanked her for helping check on my home when I was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. I always responded to Lori with, how's mom doing? I felt a connection with her because of the bond I have with her daughter, Lori and Family. I was hurt to hear the challenge she faced and I always said, she's built tough. One thing that we all know is that we will all depart this place so we make the best of it while here so I am glad I had the opportunity to meet and have warm conversations with Ms. Catherine Hansen. May her legacy live forever and may the laughter, cries, joy, hugs, love and so much more reside in the hearts of those left behind.
I send my love to the Family and Gods healing as each day goes by. I know the feeling of losing a mother!
Always remember her lovely smile,
April 24, 2018
To Criss's Beautiful Family,
My memories of Criss are when she came to Washington to spend time with her beautiful family. It was traditional to see her each year with Lori, Rudy, Michael & Family. The family was always so excited to have her come when she could.
"Mom's here".. is what Lori would let me know. I loved seeing her! When Criss entered our offices (which would be often when here at Tetreault's) her beautiful smile, joy and strength always went ahead of her. What a lady! I loved her laugh & presence. It didn't take a whole lot to see her laugh because of her zest for life. Her love for her family was certainly unconditional. You could easily see how she proudly walked side by side with them in each of their lives.
What a legacy she has left here for the family to forever hold in your hearts. The fruits of her labor are highly visible in your family & I am sure many other lives she has touched.
Thank you for the opportunity to share about your Mom & Grandma as I knew her.
God bless each of you as he circles his love, strength & protection around you minute by minute as you go through this personal time of grieving.
April 16, 2018
I feel so very blessed that I got a chance to know Criss as a customer and most of all as a friend. I so enjoyed seeing her when she came up to Washington and we had so many nice times together going out to lunch. You will be missed my friend but I know that you are rejoicing in heaven right now. Thank-you for your friendship and being one of my best Silpada customers! I shall see you one day again.
My prayers are with the entire family during this great time of your loss. May God's peace be with all of you.
April 14, 2018
I remember the first time I met Criss she was so kind and had a personality that draws people to her. When I sat and spoke with her I felt like I had known her for years that is how comfortable she made me feel. My heart breaks for her family and I am sadden that I wont have the chance to talk with her again.
April 14, 2018
Your laughter, smiles, and personality filled a room whenever you entered it. You were truly a bright light who will be dearly missed, however I will carry you in my heart forever. You will continue to live on through your wonderful family. It was such a pleasure to have had you in my life.
We send all of our love to your family. You raised them well and they are a loving reflection of you.
Nancy, Prash & Ravi
April 14, 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s promise of a resurrection where we will be reunited with our loved ones who have passed away and will never be separated by death again - John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:3,4
April 13, 2018
I am a friend of Catherine’s daughter Lori. My brother in law’s family lived in Davie. I had met Catherine a few times at events with Lori. When she heard I was coming to Florida for Christmas, she invited me to meet up for coffee. Her other bright, charming daughter, Pam, came along. We had a great visit with laughter, and every time I saw her she made me laugh.
I met Michael after he moved to Washington State. She raised a fine family, and I was always pleased to be around her.