Elizabeth Marie Hance

Elizabeth HanceHANCE Elizabeth Marie, age 78, of Ridgefield, formerly of Floral Park, NY and Trumbull, CT, died peacefully on 1/9/2011 with her family by her side. Born on July 2, 1932 in Franklin Square, NY, the daughter of Valentine and Blanche.

Elizabeth was a devoted wife, loving mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, wonderful cook, baker and caring listener; ever-present for those who needed her.  Elizabeth’s family was her life and devotion. 

She is survived by her husband Gerard and five children, Patricia Roche (John), Mark Hance (Adrienne), of Ridgefield, CT, Michael Hance, Paul Hance (Betsy), of Atlanta and James Hance (Maureen), of Trumbull, CT; 12 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. 

Elizabeth grew up in Franklin Square on Long Island and attended Sewanhaka High School after which she met her husband, “Jerry”.  They were married in 1955, lived in Floral Park until 1978, then moved to Trumbull, CT.  The couple has been married for 55 years and has resided in Ridgefield, CT since 1996. 

Liz was a longtime member of the Catholic Daughters of America (CDA) & Rosary Altar Society at Our Lady of Victory Church in Floral Park.  After moving to Connecticut she continued her work in the CDA at St James Parish in Stratford CT and served as their Regent for two terms.  She had an active role in the Trumbull Republican Town Committee for several years, and was a Town of Trumbull Selectman.  She also served as Vice President of the Connecticut chapter of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 15th at 10:15am in St. Mary’s Church, Ridgefield.

Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Friday from 2PM to 5PM and 7PM to 9PM.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT  06067


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