June 19, 1942 ~ November 18, 2017
Eric Richard Hansen, Jr., 75, beloved husband of 51 years of Jennye Slick Hansen of New Haven, passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness. Loving father of Catherine E. Sherrick and her husband Matthew of Mason, OH, and Christopher E. Hansen and his wife Elizabeth of Hamden. Eric is also survived by his precious grandchildren; Marley Elise and Barrett Charles Hansen, and Drew James and Madison Ryan Sherrick. Eric was born in Corpus Christi, TX June 19, 1942, a son of the late Eric R. and Susan M. Kelsey Hansen, Sr., and was a graduate of the Pomfret School, Rockford College in IL, where he co-founded the campus radio station WRCR, and received his Master's Degree in Architecture from Yale University in 1969. He was employed with several architectural firms in greater New Haven specializing in the rehabilitation of older buildings. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Friday Club of New Haven, and Trinity Church. He enjoyed sailing, photography, model trains, Springer Spaniels, and most importantly, his family. His family wishes to express gratitude to Ralph Hussey, Eric's home healthcare aide for the past several years. His loyalty and support have been greatly appreciated. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of one's choice.