Karen Maura Hanson

Karen Maura (Nordberg) Hanson, formerly of Bedford, died on December 15, 2018 following an 8-year battle with cancer, at home in Oviedo, Florida. She was surrounded by her family.

Karen was born May 7, 1944 in Stoneham, daughter of the late Warren and Irene (Corbeil) Nordberg, and stepfather Edgar Jansen. Karen graduated from Bedford High School in 1962 and received her Associates Degree from Cape Cod Community College in 1964.

She married her high school sweetheart, Edwin "Eddie" Hanson, on November 14, 1964 and subsequently became a military wife.

Karen was the loving mother of Karl, Maura, Matthew, and Mark; grandmother of Rebecca, Kirsten, Sebastian, Erik, Jacob, Celia, Brady, Isabella, and Christian; sister of Colette and Virginia and the late Dean.

Karen was a writer as well as a mentor to women of all ages through various women’s ministries (Tres Dias, Audire, Moms4Moms, AGLOW, home Bible studies, and many more). Karen attended Northland Church in Florida.

A Celebration of Life service will be held December 29, 2018 at Oviedo City Church (Northland of Oviedo, FL).  

Additionally, visiting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home on Thursday, January 3, 2019 7pm to 9pm and Friday, January 4, 2019 10:00am to 12:30pm. Burial to follow at 1pm in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford. Family and friends are invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to: WOMENS’ CANCER ORGANIZATIONS Or To: Central Florida Tres Dias, Inc., Attn: Bruce Carr, 501 N. Tree Garden Rd, St Augustine, FL 32086.