Virginia F. (Erickson) Hanson

December 15, 1921 ~ November 17, 2020 (age 98)


Virginia F. Hanson passed away peacefully in her family home on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband Herbert. She was born in Fitchburg on December 15, 1921. Virginia graduated from Fitchburg High School in 1939. She was a regular and proud attendee at the FHS Alumni meetings. After high school, Virginia worked at the Harry Doehla Card Company in Fitchburg. 


In 1943, while working at the Fitchburg USO club, she met the love of her life, Herbert K. Hanson, whom was stationed in England during WWII. The couple was reunited when Herbert returned to Fitchburg fro0m the war on December 25, 1945. They married on January 27, 1946. 


Virginia leaves her 4 children: H. Kenneth, Richard and his wife Elizabeth, Christa and her husband Frederick, and Stephen and his wife Vivian. Eleven grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  


She was well known in the greater Fitchburg area for her beautiful and professional wedding, anniversary, birthday, and special occasion cakes; that she lovingly baked, decorated, delivered, and set up. Virginia was known for her prolific flower and vegetable gardens; from which she found great joy. 


As a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Virginia was active on many committees, church activities and organizations. She’s the last church member to have known any of the original church charter members.  


Her funeral services will be held privately, with her family on Friday, November 20, 2020. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the memorial fund at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1200 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420.  

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