EXETER – Donald Louis Hanson, 79, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 17, 1934, in Brewer, the son of Arthur Louis and Lottie (Littlefield) Hanson.
Donald grew up in Brewer, completing grammar school in Brewer and graduated from Bangor High School in 1953. A few days after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. and was honorably discharged in 1956 as a sergeant. On Aug. 25, 1956, he married Millie Bragg and they would share 57 wonderful years together. He worked for 16 years for Standard Linen traveling to various locations throughout the state, and then at Eastern Maine Medical Center for 17 years in medical records. Donald loved to garden and could raise the most beautiful vegetables. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling ten pin. Donald was very proud of his family and treasured every moment with them.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred “Millie” Hanson; a son, Timothy Allen Hanson, both of Exeter; a daughter, Paula Lynn Logan and her husband, Donald, of Bangor; and two grandsons who he loved and enjoyed very much, Matthew, and Andrew Logan both of Bangor. He also leaves behind a special cousin, Diane (Littlefield) Coose of Hampden; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three sisters, Annie McDonald, Leona Guptill, and Mildred McNaughton.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A graveside service with military honors will be held at a later date at the Exeter Cemetery, Exeter. Those who wish to remember Donald in a special way may make gifts in his memory to CancerCare care of EMHS Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.Brookings-Smith.com.