BANGOR - Eric Allen Hansen died peacefully on December 31, 2015 surrounded by his family. Eric was born April 26, 1952 in Bangor, Maine to Sidney Allen Hansen and Nina Bowden Hansen.
Eric attended Bangor schools and studied business at the University of Maine. After a successful career in the retail industry, Eric began a second career as a correctional administrator for the State of Maine. Prior to his retirement he was Superintendent of Mountain View Youth Development Center and Charleston Correctional Facility. He was passionate about his work. MVYDC was a model nationally for its progressive and restorative approach to the treatment, education, and care of at risk youth.
Eric was an avid fisherman. He treasured his fishing trips with his brother and friends. He was a devoted son, father and a beloved "Bumpa" to his grandchildren.
Eric is survived by his mother, Nina Hansen of Bangor; daughter, Erica King and husband, Roy; son, Joshua Hansen and wife, Sorrell and two grandsons, Josiah and Jonah King all of Portland, ME; sister, Cynthia Reid and husband, David of Bangor; brother and best friend, Joel Hansen and wife, Gayle of Hermon. He was fortunate to have a loving extended family, dear nieces, aunts, cousins, and treasured lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by his father Sidney Hansen
A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 6 PM at Brookings and Smith, 133 Center St, Bangor, ME. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St. Bangor, following the service.
Those wishing to remember Eric in a special way, may make donations in his memory to Maine Inside Out. The donations will be used to assist youth involved in Maine's juvenile justice system. Donations can be made via mail at MIO, PO Box 15168, Portland, ME 04112 or online at
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