Doane Beal & Ames

160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA


Elaine M. Hansen-Gay

February 12, 1947August 31, 2020

HYANNIS- Elaine M. Hansen-Gay, 73, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at her home.

Born in Somerville on February 12, 1947, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Catherine Hansen. Elaine grew up in Easton and Taunton, and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School with the Class of 1964. In 1984, Elaine moved to Cape Cod where she spent the past 36 years.

Elaine was a Customer Service Representative for the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles for 40 years until her retirement in 2003. She volunteered much of her time to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Elaine was honored with the MADD Public Service Award for her faithful distribution of Red Ribbons over the years.

In her spare time, Elaine enjoyed gardening and working in her yard.

She is survived and will be deeply missed by her two sons, Peter Alan Gay, Jr., and Jonathan Paul Gay; siblings, Catherine A. Walton (Judson C. Walton), Patricia L. Isenor, Mark. G. Hansen, and Mary E. Hansen; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Elaine was predeceased by her brother, William J. Hansen, Jr.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Elaine’s name to the American Heart Association, or to the American Cancer Society. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.doanebealameshyannis.com


  • American Heart Association
  • American Cancer Society


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Adam Vanek

September 14, 2020

On the behalf of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, we share in your loss. Elaine had a beautiful soul and a generous spirit. Elaine truly placed service above self. In the words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Adam W. Vanek
MADD National CEO

Nicky Smith-Baumler

September 7, 2020

Pete! I reconnected with your mom during the past 2 years and we had some lovely conversations. Her neighbor Matt and I realized we both knew her and he always spoke fondly of her. I would love to talk to you, I was devastated to hear she had passed. Please feel free to call me (774)487-1744. My love and condolences, Nicky

Paula Barretto

September 7, 2020

Sorry to hear that Elaine has passed away. She and I were classmates at OA, and I'm sorry she wasn't able to attend our 50th reunion six years ago. We have added her to the memorial page on our class's website.

Nora Frakes

September 5, 2020

Patty so very sorry for the loss of your sister Elaine my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 🙏💔😢

Bev Jones Salvo

September 5, 2020

Mary and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you peace.
Bev Jones Salvo

Kathie Crimmins Cronin

September 5, 2020

I just read about Elaine's passing. I am so stunned and so sorry to hear this news. The Hansen family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days . Elaine and I had so many adventures together growing up in Hyannis Park. It was wonderful to see her at my brother Joe’s memorial service. Please pass on my condolences to her boys. Much love to all. Kathie Cronin


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