Kenneth J. Hansen

Kenneth J. Hansen September 28, 1939 - January 7, 2013 Jewett City - Kenneth J. Hansen, 73, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Regency Heights of Norwich. Born on September 28, 1939, he was the son of the late Harry Hansen and Mary (Kilbosa) Hansen. Kenneth married Marion (VanPelt) Hansen in Voluntown on October 9, 1971. She predeceased him. Kenneth served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. After the service, Kenneth was employed at First National Stores and later, Stop & Shop for forty eight years. He enjoyed collecting World War II memorabilia. Kenneth's greatest love was for his family, particularly his great niece and nephews, to whom he was especially devoted. Kenneth is survived by his son, Curtis Hansen of Norwich; brothers, Harry Hansen of Brooklyn, and Walter Hansen of Griswold; sisters, Carol Rathbun of Jewett City, Mary Lou Lang of Thornton, CO, and Regina Szydlo of Norwich; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Marion, Kenneth was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas and Richard Hansen. A Graveside Service, with full military honors, will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Pachaug Cemetery, Griswold. Leffler Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. For online memorial/guestbook, visit

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Published in Norwich Bulletin on Jan. 9, 2013