FARMINGTON – Viola M. Hansler, 80, of Court Street in Farmington, died early Thursday, May 29, 2003 at her home.

She was born Feb. 14, 1923 in Lewiston, the daughter of Antoine and Dorothy (Coulombe) Martel. She graduated from Lewiston High School in the class of 1941. She married Robert Hansler May 14, 1949, in Lewiston at St. Peter’s Church.

She worked as a secretary for Forsters Mfg. and Knowlton McLeary Printing for more than 30 years. She was a devoted parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church in Farmington teaching Sunday School for 13 years and being a part-time secretary for several years. She also volunteered at W.G. Mallet School for several years. She enjoyed arts and crafts including ceramics, was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and playing solitaire.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years; two sisters, Pearl Forgues of Lewiston and Doris Rainville of Auburn; a brother, Roland and his wife, Lorraine, Martel of Lewiston; and a sister-in-law, Theresa Martel, of Lewiston.

A sister, Regina Sheperd; and brother, Fern Martel, predeceased her.

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