Port St. Lucie
Valerie Ann Hansen, 67, died June 24, 2007 at her home.
She was born in Jersey City, NJ and lived in Port St. Lucie for six years, coming frome New Rochelle, NY. Before retirement she was an administrative assistant with J.P. Stevens in New York City. She was a member of the Sons of Italy and the Sons of Norway. Survivors include her son, Jeffery Hansen of Sommerville, MA; daughter, Chris Hansen of Jamaica Plains, MA; companion, Joe Puccio of Port St. Lucie and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hansen, in 2000. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 865 S.E Monterey Commons Blvd. Stuart, FL 34996.
Services: A memorial service will be conducted at 1 PM June 27 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Port St. Lucie, with the Rev. David Dangerfield officiating. Arrangement are by Martin Funeral Home & Crematory in Stuart.
Dear Liz, and all, something told me to keep this e-mail from you, to us, on the server for awhile…for some day I would have reason to reply to it, as well as, keeping the info on the fund set up in John’s name. I need to, and will do what I can, to contribute.
Now we are faced with another loss of a much loved co-ed,friend, sister….Valerie Zavatt Hansen. Although we were never boy-friend,girl-friend, her name comes to mind more than anyone else’s as to where is, and how is, Valerie. I don’t want to get into religion…but I feel that Valerie is fine now, and that we will see her again. Wally I am with you gone much too soon. I still picture her as a beautiful raven haired teenager.
On a brighter note…there a fellow who has been coming to the church that I attend, I’d say for maybe about two years or so. Well today after Mass, we were were having our usual coffee and donutswhen he asked me how I was doing etc; and he went on to tell me that he finally finished fixing up his cabin and got it sold, and now he can concentrate on building his house, which is maybe two miles from me.
When he mentioned that he move down here from the Woodstock, area because taxes were eating him up. I lit up when he told me that he plays Bluegrass Music. I said Oh Man! you probably know an old friend of mine, ( couldn’t get the word deceased out yet ) John Herald. He said sure! I knew John…Played with him a number of times….mentioned any number of names in John’s group etc. Man o’ Man was I on a high.
Then we both settled down and got into his passing. He even knew the circumstances etc. I am not good at names, but I will try to have more info in a week or two. We have two services on Sunday…I try to make the 9am…but today I went to the 11:30 service. I am glad I missed the 9am….Yes, it certainly is a small world, and with my small words, I’ll simply say…I love you, and have a Blessed Day…….Charlie, G.
Dear One and All, Such sad news about Valerie. One more member of our Manumit family leaving us, and I feel deprived that I was not able to meet with her in the present to share memories and stories that in the past year have so enriched my life. Damn, way too soon. Way to early… Funny thing. Two things I remember about Valerie besides her arresting good looks and midnight black hair. First, she had an uncanny way of chewing gum while carrying on a normal conversation that to this day remains firmly etched in my aging mind. Secondly, her accent. Where did Valerie grow up? I want to say New York or the Philly areas, but I am not sure. Anyway, I continue to hear her unmistakable voice crackling with her gum, and now her voice is silenced… Wallace (Wally)
I FORWARDED YOUR VALERIE E-MAIL TO VAL’S SON JEFF. HE LAUGHED HYSTERICALLY…BECAUSE APPARENTLY HER ‘ACCENT’ HAS BEEN THE SOURCE OF MUCH AMUSEMENT IN THEIR FAMILY FOR YEARS. HE ASKS THAT ANYONE WHO HAS MEMORIES OF VAL TO PASS THEM ON. SHE NEVER TALKED TO HER FAMILY ABOUT HER CHILDHOOD. SO JEFF WOULD BE VERY