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Katherine M. Hanson

June 21, 1953January 31, 2020

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Katherine (Kathy) M. Hanson on January 31, 2020 peacefully at NY Presbyterian Hospital. She was sixty-six years young and will be remembered by all as a sensitive, warm, gregarious, fun loving person who could lift up anyone’s spirit with a simple smile. Kathy was the real deal whether in her professional, personal or private life. What you saw is what you got. In any dictionary, next to the words genuine and caring would be a picture of a smiling Kathy. If any of her myriad of friends had a problem, she would go the extra mile to help.

But one could best see the twinkle in Kathy’s eyes when she was with her soul mate, Jim. She once confided in me that “Jim completes me” and everyone close to her knew that. Kathy’s love of family was no secret to anyone. Kathy adored her mother, Margaret, twin brother Ken and brother, Stephen, and their wives. She cherished her time with her many nieces and nephews and their children. Jim’s family became her family and she shared her love and life with them.

Kathy has left all of us too early and I am reminded of Sir Elton John’s words “Your candle's burned out long before Your legend ever will”. May she be reunited with her Dad, Lars, at the Lord’s table and may she rest in eternal peace.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, February 5, 2020
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  • Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • Prayer Service Thursday, February 6, 2020


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Robin Whitney

February 19, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Kathy. I met her while I was working at GE. She was such a warm and wonderful lady who was loved by all she came into contact with. One thing about Kathy was she always had a smile and could truly brighten your day.

Wishing her family, loved one's and friends peace and love during this sad time.

William Adler

February 15, 2020

Jim, I'm so sorry to hear this incredibly sad news. Kathy was such a bright star to all of us at GE, and I know she will be terribly missed in the non-profit community where she did so much for children. I will treasure the memories of working with Kathy over several years. I hope you and the family are finding strength, and Olga and I are sending prayers and our very best wishes. - William Adler, Delray Beach, Florida

Larry Boggs

February 11, 2020

It is impossible not to smile when you think of Kathy, and in my thoughts of her, she is always smiling. What a wonderful human being, so kind, so sweet. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. To her family and Jim, you have my deepest sympathy.

Christine Vagnini Peterson

February 8, 2020

Jim, I am so sorry to hear about Kathy’s passing. We worked together during the terrific years at GE Capital and she we always such a happy, quiet and peace-filled woman. I will always remember her smiling and driving her light blue VW Bug. May God bless her soul and may He give you strength to get through this difficult time.


Vickie Moran

February 7, 2020

I will always remember Kathy for her cheerful and happy disposition. Always ready with a smile and her infectious laugh. The world has lost angel.

Alexa Hanson

February 4, 2020

I will always remember Kathy as a very elegant, classy ,sweet ,and very welcoming person . She made me feel so welcomed to the family with all her sweet cards she sent us and baby Hanson. She is very missed but we will cherish her sweet cards forever xoxo

Jo-Anne Jakab

February 4, 2020

Dear Jim, I am so very sorry for your loss. The times I spent in Kathy’s company, she was so warm, welcoming, generous and genuine. I felt as though we were old friends; that’s a gift. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the Lord’s embrace and the kindness of family and friends. You are not alone. With heartfelt sympathy,
Jo-Anne Jakab

Don Sanpietro

February 4, 2020

The love between Kathy and Jim was so evident every time I was privileged to be with them. Let that keep all of us going. May she rest in the peace of the Lord and may all who loved her and whose lives were better for it be at peace as well knowing that your love lives.

Erik Hanson

February 3, 2020

I still can’t imagine a world without my beautiful Aunt Kathy in it. We had an incredible connection that was built through all our laughs, tears and adventures together in the 38 years I had her in my life. I will forever cherish that! Thank you sweet Aunt Kathy for showing me what it means to love life and family! I am honored to be your nephew. Heaven has no idea how lucky it is to have gained an amazing angel like you! I will forever love you, thank you and carry you with me each and every day of my life!

Patti Uria

February 3, 2020

For sure this Lovely Lady is on Angel's Wings. We were so blessed to have had her in our lives. Always a twinkling smile and a pleasant word to say. To Her Loving Jim and Her Loving family, we are sorry we can't be there with you all during this hard time and to celebrate Kathy's life, which was beyond special. We love you all. Patti and Nemo Uria