A funeral for 93-year old Mrs. Agatha M. “Gay” Hanson will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam with Pastor Lee Sweeney officiating. A spring burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Parishville. Friends may call at the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam on Monday from 2:00 to 4 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Mrs. Hanson died February 8, 2013 at the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena. She was a lifelong resident of Potsdam.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Dale Sampier of N. Lawrence; a son, Bernard “Bun” Hanson of Norfolk; and six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren.
“Gay” was predeceased by her husband, Howard; three brothers, Bernard, Walter and Athel Shatraw; and a sister, IreneEnslow.
Agatha was born January 10, 1920 in Hopkinton, the daughter of George and Pearl (LaVine) Shatraw. She graduated from Potsdam High School in 1938. On June 28, 1940 “Gay” married Howard C. Hanson. He died February 13, 1971.
“Gay” was a member of the Norwood Golden Agers and Potsdam Sandstoners Senior Citizens Clubs. She had been employed at SUNY Potsdam College as a cleaner prior to her retirement.
If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad, P O Box 700, Potsdam, NY, or to Hospice and Palliative Care, 6805 U S Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Arrangements are with Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam.