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Obituary: Catherine (Kate) J. Hansen

January 3, 2008

Catherine (Kate) J. Hansen (nee: Vecchio) passed away early Thursday morning, Jan. 3, 2008.

She is survived by her daughter Jacqueline (Jacquie) Tobin of Prescott, Ariz.; and her son, James Hansen and daughter-in-law, Anne Hansen of West Palm Beach, Fla. She also had 11 grandchildren, (one deceased); 27 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; as well as a wealth of other relatives and friends.

Catherine's husband, James H. Hansen passed away in 1958.

Catherine was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on Aug. 25, 1912, and for 70

years lived in Staten Island, N.Y. In 2000, Catherine moved to West Palm Beach, Fla., and recently became a resident of Prescott, Ariz.

Catherine had various jobs during her lifetime including working in a munitions factory during WWII. Her most recent position until her retirement at age 88 was a cook for five priests at Blessed Sacrament Church, Staten Island, N.Y.

Services will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at the Heritage Funeral Home, 131 Grove Ave., Prescott, Ariz. A funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury Ave., with burial to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Heritage Memory Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Information provided by survivors.


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