Aileen Rita Hanson, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Governor’s Center in Westfield. Aileen was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, on October 10, 1928 to the late Lester and Eula (Biswanger) Weagle. In 1950, Aileen graduated as a Registered Nurse from Pazant Memorial Hospital in Windsor, Nova Scotia. She worked for hospitals in Montreal and Toronto, and later moved to West Warwick, RI, in 1957. Upon moving to Westfield in 1962, she worked at Noble Hospital in various departments, ending as the Recovery Room Supervisor until her retirement in 1993. Her pastimes were, baking, tag saling, reading, knitting, playing the organ, and bingo. Aileen was predeceased by her husband Donald M. Hanson in 2012 and her brother Robert Robinson in 2011. She is survived by her loving children Melanie Nitsch and her husband Eric, and Douglas Hanson, and her cherished grandchildren Bethany Newberg and her husband Jason, David Nitsch, and great-grandchildren Brooke, Zane and Tristan Newberg, a sister-in-law Carol Robinson, and several cherished nieces and nephews. A private burial will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery in Westfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westfield Animal Shelter, 178 Apremont Highway, Westfield, MA 01085, where Aileen volunteered for many years. Please visit www.westfieldfuneralhome.com for Aileen’s memorial page.
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