Elizabeth Hansen Obituary

Elizabeth  Hansen
Elizabeth Hansen

February 14, 1923 - September 7, 2018
Born in Norwich
Resided in Norwich, Connecticut


Elizabeth Hansen
Norwich- Elizabeth Liepold Hansen died September 7, 2018 from complications after hiatal hernia surgery. He son was by her side.
She was born in Norwich on Valentine’s Day, 1923 to Louise Dearing and George C. Liepold. She married the late Harold W. Hansen, Sr. on November 22, 1952 at the Lutheran Church in Norwich. After graduating from the Norwich Free Academy and forgoing college, she worked briefly at the Greenville Grain Company. In 1942, she began work at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton in the same Supply Department building as her beloved Aunt Marie had worked as a Yeoman in WWI. Betty met many of her lifelong friends while working at the base.
After marriage, Elizabeth stayed home to raise her children, step-son Harold Jr., Karl, and Eric who survive her. She is also survived by her brother Warren Liepold of Pawcatuck, and many generations of beloved nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was predeceased by her infant son Geoffrey on Nov. 19, 1953, her husband Harold, and her sister Ruth Rankin.
She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church of East Lyme.
A graveside service will be held at the Yantic Cemetery in Norwich at 11 A.M on Saturday, October 27th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lutheran World Relief, P.O. Box 17061, Baltimore, MD 21297-1061; or to the Women’s Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 420560, Washington, D.C. 20042-0560, or to a charity of your choice. Betty’s love for all friends and family kept her strong, and no matter what, she just kept pumping along. Condolences may be shared at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.



Yantic Cemetery
LaFayette St
Norwich, CT 06360
Saturday, October 27, 2018
11:00 AM

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