Edith "Edie' M. Hansen (nee Bortt) 77, of Montville formerly of Clifton passed away peacefully on Monday February 11, 2019 at the Dover St. Clair’s Compassionate Care Facility.
Visiting will be at The Keri Memorial Funeral Home 125 Main Street Lincoln Park on Saturday 10AM-2PM. There will be a short service, that same day, at 1:30PM at the funeral home officiated by Reverend Jen Van Zandt of The Boonton Presbyterian Church. Cremation will be private.
Edie was a dedicated mother, wife, friend, and teacher.
She was born in the Bronx and received her BA from Hunter College and her MA from New York University. Edie was a passionate educator who taught English in Germany at various times while traveling throughout Europe. Later in life she taught German at The Bernardsville High School and then was an instructor E.C.L.C offering "Education, Careers & Lifelong Community" to children and adults with special needs.
As a member of the Presbyaires, a singing group that performed at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities to entertain the residents. Edie loved singing and mingling with the residents. The Presbyaires will hold a performance in her honor as part of Saturday’s service.
Always active, Edie loved swimming (was a lifeguard for many years), skiing, and yoga. She also loved taking photos, playing chess, participating in the community book club, playing bridge with her close friends, and shopping with all her friends from childhood and the Lake Valhalla community.
Edie is the beloved wife of Oluf “Bud” Hansen. She is also the mother of Erik (Brie) and Christian (Iwona) Hansen and grandmother of Joanna and Aleksandra. She adored her granddaughters and when she spent time with them her face would light up with joy. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Irmgard and Eugen Bortt.
Edie, you are loved and will be so missed by all whose lives you touched.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.