AUBURN — Edward John Hansen I died early Monday Aug. 3 at the Hospice House.

He was born June 16, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Olga Sangolt and Einar Hansen, and was beloved husband, father and grandfather. He married Marjorie Thornton on June 25, 1955, graduated from Michigan State University and proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He worked 25 years for the state of Maine, retiring in 1989, and worked at American Concrete Industries during retirement.

In 1964 he went to work for the Maine Department of Corrections and held the following positions for 25 years: probation parole officer, assistant director of Probation and Parole, assistant director of the Bureau of Corrections, superintendent of the Men’s Correctional Center/Maine Correctional Center, associate commissioner of the Department of Corrections, and retired as the associate commissioner of the Department of Corrections.

He shared 54 years of happiness with Marjorie, raising their three sons, traveling and spending time enjoying their grandchildren. He was an avid gun collector, fisherman, hunter and an active member of the Auburn Exchange club, enjoying all to its fullest. He always had an encouraging smile and word for everyone, believing that the glass was always half full.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie; sons, Mark and his wife, Nancy, Alan and wife, Tracey, and Ted; granddaughters, Courtney and Morgan; and grandson, Jake. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the entire staff of the Hospice House of Auburn for their outstanding care and compassion.

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