Elinor M. "Lin" Hansen, of the Town of Newburgh, the retired front desk manager for the Holiday Inn in Newburgh entered into rest after a valiant battle against several illnesses, Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Wingate at Ulster. She was 75.
The daughter of the late William and Marie Clark Groom, Lin was born September 2, 1939 in
Lin was a former member of the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh.
She was our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Truly a friend to all. Lin had a keen intelligence and a great sense of humor. She was warm and kind to everyone she met. As important as her gentle nature was her inner strength that allowed her to survive more than 25 years as a cancer patient and never lost her infectious smile. Lin enjoyed politics and sports, usually rooting for the underdog which may explain her unyielding devotion to the Jets, Mets and Knicks. She will be missed.
Lin's survivors are her husband, Donald whom she married on June 16, 1962, at home, her children: Kirsten Hansen of Newburgh, NY, Christian and Holly Hansen of Miami, FL, and Justin Hansen of Larchmont, NY, brother, William Groom of Wantagh, NY, sister, JoAnn Galante of Lexington, KY; grandchildren: Jonathan Nagengast; Alexander, Ava and Lucas Hansen; Desmond, Asher and Grace Holzman-Hansen, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm., at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd. (Route 32), Newburgh.
Memorial Mass will be offered 3 p.m., Thursday, June 25th at St. Mary's Church, 180 South St., Newburgh.
In lieu of flowers please donations in Lin's memory to Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh, PO Box 2615, Newburgh, NY 12550.