Richard Boyer Hansen, 82, beloved husband of the late Lois Clark Hansen, passed away suddenly at home February 7, 2009. He was born in New Haven February 25, 1926 a son of the late Frederick and Mildred Boyer Hansen and had resided in North Haven for 46 years before moving to Hamden in 2003. He served in the US Navy during WW II in the Pacific aboard the LST 1122, received a BA from the University of Connecticut, and a MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He joined the TM Byxbee Co. in 1952 and retired as managing partner in 1988. He was a member th the CT. Society of CPA's since 1953, and the New Haven Country Club since 1952. He enjoyed golf, and spending time with his family at Crystal Pond. He is survived by his 3 loving children and their spouses, Deborah Hansen Oftedal and Richard Oftedal of Salem, NH., Douglas C. Hansen and Elisabeth Travers of North Haven, Mark R. Hansen and Katherine Hansen of North Haven, 7 grandchildren, Susan Petcher, Randall & Andrew Oftedal, Russell & Scott Hansen, Christopher & Elizabeth Hansen, 2 great grandchildren Cole Bergstrom and Emily Petcher. Mr. Hansen was predeceased by his brother Robert F. Hansen. He is also survived by his devoted caregiver Doris Nkatia. His family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday Feb. 11, from 5-8 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 WHITNEY AVE. HAMDEN. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to CT. Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dear Deb,Rich,Randy,Andrew, Susan,Adam and Emily, We are so sorry about the loss of Mr. Hansen. We did not get the pleasure of meeting him, but did witness his love and wisdom through each of you. Each momemt of his life is shared and remembered by you and passed on to others through his stories and life experiences. God Bless Each of You. Shirley and Jim Weaver

  2. Dear Hansen Family, We are sorry to hear of your loss and only hope that fond memories quickly replace any feelings of grief and remorse that may be felt. Sincerely, Mary, Charlie, Charlie II & Adam

  3. Debbie, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time. Please know we are here for you should you need anything. Dan and Shari

  4. I am sorry about the loss of your loved one. Words cannot describe feelings in a time like this. Many have found comfort in the Bible’s promises of seeing our past loved ones again such as at John 5 verses 28 and 29. Take care of yourselves and keep memories of your past loved one close.

  5. I have never known anyone who loved people as much as my Papa did. He had such a joy for life and the people he loved. I am so glad he got to meet my little girl and that they got to light up each others lives, if only for a little while. I will miss you so very much, Papa. XOXO

  6. Mr Hansen always had a nice smile on his face whenever we saw him at any WI Clark function. He was always very friendly and personable. We feel enriched by having known him. Lynn Fisher and Penny Russo

  7. Debbie, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time. Please know we are here for you should you need anything. Dan and Shari

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