Originally published on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 10:04pm
Thank you to all of our friends and family who were able to drop by Thursday evening or attend Friday’s services in Cranston and Exeter.
Mary enjoyed a long life rich with experience, family and love, and in the end that is all one could ever ask for. She lived to see many grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. Many of us were fortunate enough to attend a large family gathering at my home in Warwick only a few weeks ago, where Mary met her newest great-grandson Andrew Martin Hanson for the first time, born in February to my sister Sara and her husband Pete in Coral Springs, FL.
Following the mass in Cranston, a small ceremony was held in the cemetery chapel in Exeter, during which Sara read aloud, with some difficulty, the moving remembrance that appears below. Continue reading