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Nickolas M. Hanson

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Nickolas M. Hanson 1939 - 2009 BENNINGTON, VT Nickolas M. Hanson, age 69, a resident of Fern Street in Pownal, died Wednesday morning, March 25, 2009 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington following a long illness. Born in Greenville, Maine, on June 25, 1939, son of Isaac G. and Emily L. Mellish Hanson. He received his education in Greenville Schools and is a graduate of Greenville High School. Nickolas had also received technical school training after high school and while serving in the military. He served in the Army in Panama from 1960-1963. After serving his country Nickolas relocated to Connecticut where he had worked for Pratt and Whitney Company and Superior Electric. He moved to Vermont, 21 years ago. He was a member of the American Legion Post #90 of Pownal. He had been employed as a school bus driver for Dufour Transportation, Inc. and was loved by the children on his bus route. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and kayaking. Nickolas leaves his life companion; Janice Pietrafesa of Pownal, Vt., his son; Todd Hanson of Greenville, Maine, one sister; Bonnie Lee Nelson of Cumberland Foreside, Maine, one nephew; Michael Bruni, and his wife, Julie, of Livingston, Maine and their children Antonio Bruni and Dominick Bruni, he also leaves his cousin Celia Breault of Norway, Maine. FUNERAL NOTICE: Transfer of Mr. Hanson will be made to the Lary Funeral Home in Dover-Foxcroft, ME for services later in the spring. Local arrangements are under the direction of the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME in Bennington. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Pownal Rescue Squad or the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201 Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 27, 2009
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