Carol Marie (Orlacchio) Hansen, 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday Feb. 4, 2021 after a long illness. She was the wife of the late James Hansen,Sr.
Carol was born in Middletown, CT. she was the daughter of the late Hermanio and Mary (Banning) Orlacchio.
Carol was raised and lived her life in East Hampton, CT, where she was an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Carol was formerly active in Girl Scouts as a Brownie Leader, as well as a former member of the East Hampton Old Home Day Committee. She was an avid Gardner and past president of the Belltown Garden Club. She had a passion for reading and always had her next book on hand. When visiting her at her home, people were amazed at her eclectic 500 plus teapot collection. Carol was an active member of the East Hampton Senior Center and enjoyed going on various outings and trips the center offered. She especially loved being a part of many set back card leagues. In her past, she was on different bowling teams and enjoyed her time with her teammates. She supported many community activities throughout her life.
In addition to many friends, Carol leaves behind her 5 children.
Lynda Shautt of Coventry, Cathy Saltus (Andrew) of East Haddam, Janet Antilla (Christopher) of Woodbury, “Jay” James Hansen of East Hampton and Denise Evans (Peter) of East Hampton. Also, her sister Nadean Johnson (Kevin) of Middle Haddam.
She is survived by 12 grandchildren and was predeceased by her grandson Timothy Cyr. She has 9 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins and friends.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude for the exceptional care given to her on the Hospice Unit at Middlesex Hospital.
Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Sunday Feb. 14th from 2:00PM until 4:00PM. A funeral service will be celebrated at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Monday February 15 at 11:00AM. Burial will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Shriners Hospital at www.lovetotherescue.org or to Bethlehem Lutheran Church at P.O. Box 31 East Hampton, Ct 06424.
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