Obituaries 07-12-2016

Doris Hanan

Dynamic lady, formerly of Lynn, with a talent for geriatric nursing and a love for her family, friends, and dogs.

Doris Louise (Trentini) Hanan died  peacefully at home on July 9 following a courageous ten-year battle with Alzheimer’s and sixty years of her life coping with Type I diabetes.  She was 85 years old.

Doris was born on March 2, 1931 to Mario and Helga Trentini in Lynn. After graduating Lynn High School, Doris attended Lynn Hospital School of Nursing.  She married James Everett Hanan on September 24, 1955. The couple honeymooned in Bermuda and had over 60 years of a loving relationship, which included several moves with Jim’s employer General Electric Corporation, adventurous travels and friends in most every state.

Over the years Doris loved to garden and to play tennis, bridge and the stock market.  She delighted in singing in the choirs of First Lutheran Church in Lynn, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manlius, New York, and Bethany Lutheran Church in Denver, Colorado.  Doris enjoyed their neighbors at her homes in Massachusetts, South Carolina, California, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, New York, Colorado, and Washington.  She would share the treats from her garden and was the “hostess with the mostest” during her annual Christmas smorgasbord.

Doris had a generous heart. She enjoyed volunteering for the Assistance League in Denver and the Denver Symphony Guild and was included in the Denver Social Register for eight years.

She enjoyed traveling and visited England, Ireland, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Israel, the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, and the Panama Canal.  She traveled with her husband Jim, sister Ruth and the Ski Meister’s Club from Denver, Colorado.

She is survived by husband, Jim, three children: Linda and her husband, Bill Dobbins of East Wenatchee,  WA, Jeffrey and his wife, Laura Hanan of Charlton, NY and Kristen and her husband, Jim Kennedy of Richardson, TX.  She also leaves eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her sister, Ruth Froeberg who resides in Sunnyvale, CA with her two children and their families.

Doris’s family will remember her as a dynamic lady.  She had a talent for geriatric nursing and a love for her family, friends, and dogs.

She will be laid to rest at the Trentini Family plot at Riverside Cemetery in Milford, New Hampshire at 11 a.m., July 16 and will be honored in a church service at Celebration Lutheran Church on Sunday, August 21in East Wenatchee, Washington.  Donations in her name may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA.

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