PATTEN - Reginald Olin Hanson, 83, died peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on March 24, 2015. He was born on September 18, 1931, in Stacyville, the son of John G. and Dora A. (Giles) Hanson.
He was a graduate of Patten Academy, class of 1949. He was married to his wife, Lenore Davis Hanson, for 60 years. He started working for the State of Maine rouging potatoes in the summer of 1957, and later worked as Potato and Seed Inspector. He worked for the State of Maine for 36 years and for Nature Mark in Island Falls for 5 years. He was a lifetime member of the Patten Pentecostal Church. He worked many hours building the new sanctuary. His proudest accomplishment was building the new kitchen, cabinets and all, in the fellowship area. He was a hard worker with strong Christian values. He served on the Board of Directors for the church for many years and he played the saxophone in the orchestra since he was a young man with his lifelong friend, Rodney (Pat) Lord. He enjoyed fishing and watching the Red Sox. He planted a garden every year. His corn was the best in the state.
He leaves behind his wife, Lenore; one daughter, Carol and her husband, John (Jack) Connelly, of Old Orchard Beach; one granddaughter, Jaime and her husband, Jason Matthews, of Old Town; one sister, Clara Clark of Patten; one brother, Cecil Hanson and his wife, Joanne, of Dunstable, MA; as well as many nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Toby. He was predeceased by 8 sisters and 3 brothers, John Hanson, Anna Hanson, Winona Birmingham, Etta McQuarrie, Earl Hanson, Catherine Neuhaus, Lilla Bossie, Darrell Hanson, Hilda Skoglund-McQuarrie, Inza Hanson and Esther Lord. Special thanks to one special nephew, Randy Bossie, who has faithfully helped care for him.
Friends and relatives may call from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Patten Pentecostal Church, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Regginal Adams and the Rev. Frank Randal officiating. Burial will be at the Patten Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls.