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Ruth Elizabeth Hanson

October 16, 1925 ~ March 30, 2017 (age 91)

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Memorial Service
April 8, 2017

11:00 AM
Parker Funeral Home
35 Franklin Street
Lynn, MA 01902

Interment following funeral service
April 8, 2017

Cedar Grove Cemetery
100 Cedar Grove Avenue
Peabody, MA 01960

Ruth Elizabeth “Betty” Hanson, of Peabody age 91 years, died Thursday March 30th, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Gilbert J. Hanson, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage.

            Born in Plympton, MA she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Ruth Wood. She attended schools in Plympton and Lynn. Betty was employed at Sylvania in Danvers, after which she did private duty housework. Mrs. Hanson loved vacationing at Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire. She also enjoyed dancing, big band music, boating, gardening, cooking, animals, and playing bingo.

She is survived by one daughter Lisa Hanson (Churchill) of South Peabody, one son Myles and his wife Susan Hanson of North Andover, four grandchildren David, Sarah, Andrew and Matthew Hanson. She was also grandmother of the late twins Julia Ruth and Jake Orion Churchill. She is also survived by one brother David and his wife Mary Vaughn Wood of Beverly. She was sister of the late Adeline Boland, Flora Small, Virginia Wright, Louis William and Vincent Wood.

Service Details: Memorial Services will be held at the Parker Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. Lynn on Saturday at 11:00 AM, to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Comital serrvices will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody. Please make memorial donations in Betty’s name to Pals Animal Life Savers 10 Traders Way Salem, MA 01907 or Northeast Animal Shelter 347 Highland Ave. Salem, MA 01970. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Northeast Animal Shelter
347 Highland Avenue, Salem MA 01970

10 Traders Way, Salem MA 01970

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