Mr. William A. Hansen

August 19, 1929July 4, 2012

William (Bill) A. Hansen, 82, died peacefully at the home he shared with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He was born in Racine, Wisconsin on August 9, 1929. He was the son of John E. and Alma C. (Sorensen) Hansen. He married Ivy F. (Sheen) Hansen on April 14, 1951 and they were married for 55 years until her death in 2006.

Bill served in the United States Navy for twenty-one years and was an electronics technician in navigations on the U.S. Nautilus for its journey under the North Pole in 1958. He worked for Eastern CT Cable as a technician and installer until his retirement at the age of 71 years. His love of electronics and computers continued throughout his life and kept him connected with others in recent years.

Bill was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1971. He served as an elder in the Norwich English Congregation and loved talking with others about Bible truths and teaching in the congregation. Computers were his hobby but his faith was his life.

He is survived by his two daughters, Arleen Ciccone and her husband, Steven, of Griswold and Karen Hansen of Griswold, his three grandsons, Micah Messer and his wife, Brianne, of Oakdale, Joshua Ciccone and his wife, Tammy, of Westchester County, NY and Caleb Ciccone and his wife, Jessica, of Griswold and his four great-grandchildren, Carissa and Jayden Ciccone and Crystal and Ashlynn Messer.

A memorial talk will be given at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 282 Route 165, Preston, CT at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2012. Friends can visit with the family prior to the service between 5-7 p.m.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be sent to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, 25Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201.


  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2012

Mr. William A. Hansen

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Chrystal Lurette

July 13, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He was truly a wonderful person and will be missed by all. He was always there for my family, through thick and thin. I will never forget how he was there for my dad through all the difficult years and I truly appreciate that.

July 10, 2012

Karen Arlene and Family My sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your DAD.All dads are special and I know yours was very special to you as I remember conversations we've had.He is at peace but will always be with you, where ever you go, what ever you do. His love endures forever! Blessings.

John A Kaechele Lebanon ct

Christine Roderick Hapgood

July 10, 2012

Arlene,Karen,and Family.
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.To all the grandchildren he was such a great grandfather and I know he will be truly missed. My throughts and prayers are with all of you.

Steve Krajewski

July 9, 2012

Arlene, Karen, and family,
So sad to have heard of the passing of your dad and my "Buddy Bill".
I'll never forget the lunches we shared and the projects we worked together.
He was such a kind and gentle man, but firm when he needed to be. His spiritual wisdom was always appreciated, as we knew he always did his research before he spoke.
He will be dearly missed.

Marie and Randy Firth

July 8, 2012

Bill was very special to us and all who came into contact with him. He was always looking for ways to draw closer to his Heavenly Father, and then shared them.He will be missed dearly.

Roy Marriott

July 7, 2012

Uncle Bill will always have a special place with me, On our visits he always did so much and nothing was to much.I am still excited about the Helicopter ride we shared at the Springfield Fair September 1987.and I hope I played a part in introducing him to Pear Drops, an English candy that he loved. Miss you Uncle Bill and see you soon.

Coreena Pink

July 7, 2012

We will miss your Dad and his warm smile.