Born Sept. 21, 1933, in Poughkeepsie, the daughter of the late George and Dora Dates Cooper.
She was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School. She worked for New York Telephone, Hamilton Reproductions, K-Mart, and was a co-owner of Hanson's Tavern.
She is survived by her four sons, Robert, Andrew, Alan and Brian Hanson; two daughters, April Cromwell and Tammy Hanson; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hanson; son, John Paul Hanson; companion, Arthur Powers; brothers, George and Jack Cooper; and sister, Jean Smith.
Calling hours will be from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at Sweet's Funeral Home, Route 9, Hyde Park. A brief memorial service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. during the calling hours. Interment will be at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, Pine West Plaza Building 2, Suite 204, Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12205 or to the American Cancer Society, Hudson Valley Region, 121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553.
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