Eleanor Hansen

Eleanor M. Hansen

Wednesday, November 9th, 1938 - Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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Horseheads, NY
Joined her husband, Donald on Thursday morning, August 27, 2020 at the age of 81. Eleanor was born on November 9, 1938 in Voleny, NY, daughter to the late Harold and Ruby (Bresnahan) Duell. She is also predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Donald J. Hansen, and all ten of her siblings. For many years Eleanor along with her husband Don owned and operated The Little Red Barn Furniture Store on the corner of Rt. 13 and Terry Hill Road. Rea is survived by her son, Kenneth (Kathleen) Hansen of Horseheads, NY, and their children, Dustin (Heather), Kacie, and Stephanie (Jeremiah); son, Michael (Beth) Hansen of Lockwood, NY, and their children, Christopher (Stacie), Amy (PJ); daughter, Deborah Hansen Bunke (Michael Saladino) of Oro Valley, AZ, and her children, Dan and Sarah (Scotty); daughter, Katherine Hansen (David) Marks Horseheads, NY, and children, Jamie, Jennifer, Jill, Joshua, Alicia, Nicholas, and Aaron; daughter, Lori Hansen of Slingerlands, NY, and her children, Zachary and Rachel son, Donald (Barbara) Hansen of Mt. Home, ID; special friend and companion, Wilbur Schultz; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and two surviving sisters-in-law, Liz and Lucy Duell. Throughout her 81 years of life Rea found joy in nature’s beautiful creatures, with special enthusiasm for cardinals and butterflies. She loved flowers and enjoyed gardening. She also had a passion for traveling, music and theatre. Later in life she enjoyed playing bingo and attending church. She will be remembered by her family and loved ones for her quick wit and loving spirit. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center along with Dr. Steven Greenburg. Relatives and friends are invited to Sullivan’s Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 2 – 4 PM, Funeral Services immediately following. As all are welcomed, we will be adhering to NYS regulations for social distancing. She will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 10AM. In Rea’s memory and her love of the theatre, donations may be made to The Rev Theatre Company, 17 Williams Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Monday, August 31st, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sullivan's Funeral Home
    365 E. Franklin Street
    Horseheads, New York 14845
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Monday, August 31st, 2020 4:00pm
    Sullivan's Funeral Home
    365 E. Franklin Street
    Horseheads, New York 14845
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 10:00am
    Maple Grove Cemetery
    715 Broad St.
    HORSEHEADS, NY 14845
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Mario Ruggiero

Posted at 11:11am
Kathy and Ken

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow

Mario and Liz

Bill Meeks 84

Posted at 03:29pm
She was a great lady and a good friend back in the days when I needed a friend her and Don were neighbors of my parents when they lived in Mexico NY Knew Don very well he also was a great guy and friend of the family I only knew her as Rea

Eileen, Kathy, Kim & Kris

Posted at 10:26am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love and hugs,
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Leora A. Kishbaugh

Posted at 11:46pm
I was so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing and my heartfelt sympathies go to Ken, Mike, Debbie, Kathy and all the family. As one of the neighbor girls, I remember visiting your home and thinking what a neat place it was to be--always so much going on with all the children , and your mom just seemed like such a fun person. I'm sure she will be missed dearly by you all. Prayers to you all.
Leora (Green) Kishbaugh

Beverly Badore

Posted at 11:22pm
Sending you all love & prayers during your time of sorrow. Love, Sis & family
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