2017-09-13 / Obituaries

Shirley Ann Brown Hanson

1943-2017 — She enjoyed sewing and fishing

BURNHAM — Shirley Ann Brown Hanson, age 74, passed away Sept. 1, 2017 at Maine General Hospital in Augusta after a brief illness.

She was born July 12, 1943 in Presque Isle, the daughter of Ralph and Althea (Richardson) Brown. She graduated from Washburn High School in 1961. She moved to the Rangeley area where she met her husband Raymond Hanson Sr. They were married July 27, 1963. She held many jobs. She was a homemaker, she did housekeeping at Loon Lake and other lodging businesses in Stratton, a dowel machine operator at Foster MFG, she was a cook in Stratton at several restaurants, and she worked in Pittsfield on the assembly line at GE. She also was a crafter; she enjoyed painting wooden lawn decorations. She enjoyed sewing and fishing and going for rides on her boat and talking with her friends.

She is survived by her two sons, Raymond Jr. and partner, Debbie Tanner, of Windsor and Rodney and wife, Nicole, of Brewer; grandchildren, Nick Hanson, Nichole and husband, Chris Borelli, Elizabeth Hanson, Eric Hanson and fiancée, Jasmin Lynn Baird, Pfc Nicholas Turner, Cassidy Bowden, Simon Hanson and Mackenzie Hanson. She has four great-grandchildren Elijah, JC,

Bryson, George and Zachary; and a very special person, David Allen; her sister, Burnadette

McDivitt; and her beloved dog Tara.

She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Raymond Hanson Sr.; and her brother

Carl Brown.

A graveside service will be Sept. 16, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Flagstaff Cemetery in Eustis. A small reception will follow at the Stratton Community Center for friends and family to share memories of Shirley. Food will be provided.

At the request of the family there will be no funeral or visitation hours.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Shirley’s memory to the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, 51 US Route 1, Suite M Scarborough, Maine 04074.

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