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.

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  1. Jennye – I wish I was closer so that we could share the many wonderful memories of family get-togethers with Eric over the past 40? years, from that dinner in Uncle Gus’s apartment in New York City, to the ski trip with the Australian Hansens in Aspen many years ago, to Eric’s turn as my wedding photographer, and your trips to Washington when our children were kids. Cousins are precious and Eric was my only Hansen cousin. I will miss him and at the same time I am so grateful for the family times that we lucky enough to share.

  2. Jennye, condolences to you and your family. I will always have fond memories of Eric and am happy to have known him. To me, he was a true gentleman. Love and Hugs to you.

  3. Jennye, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We didn’t have the pleasure to meet him but I am sure that he was a very special person. Manuel Aya & Clemencia Saavedra

  4. My condolences to the Hansen family. I worked for a consulting engineers office, and worked with Eric for many years. Eric was a great person, and a pleasure to work with, I have many good memories working with my friend.

  5. We are saddened to the core with Eric’s passing but are buoyed with the fond memories of the times spent with our cousin. We have lost another great Hansen. Deepest condolences go out to Jennye and family from all the Australian Hansens. .

  6. Having known Eric over 55 years, I can say we lost a rare true gentleman. He is a guy who I truly respected. I understand he did not complain about his lingering illness, and that I can fully understand. That was his way. We need more like him.

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