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Barbara Ann Hanson, 83, Of Hyde Park

Barbara Ann Hanson
Barbara Ann Hanson Photo Credit: Tea Zagorscak

HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Barbara Ann Hanson, 83, of Hyde Park, died Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Born Sept. 21, 1933, in Poughkeepsie, the daughter of the late George and Dora Dates Cooper.

She was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School. She worked for New York Telephone, Hamilton Reproductions, K-Mart, and was a co-owner of Hanson's Tavern.

She is survived by her four sons, Robert, Andrew, Alan and Brian Hanson; two daughters, April Cromwell and Tammy Hanson; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hanson; son, John Paul Hanson; companion, Arthur Powers; brothers, George and Jack Cooper; and sister, Jean Smith.

Calling hours will be from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at Sweet's Funeral Home, Route 9, Hyde Park. A brief memorial service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. during the calling hours. Interment will be at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association , Pine West Plaza Building 2, Suite 204, Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12205 or to the American Cancer Society , Hudson Valley Region, 121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553.

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