Danielson, CT-Jacqueline Virginia Hall Hansen age 93 passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, August 13, 2019. She leaves three children: son Peter C. Hansen and wife Dianne, son Jon W. Hansen and wife Jody, and daughter Susan L. LaGrow. She also leaves five grandchildren and four great grandchildren and her brother Brian Hall and wife Ursula. She was predeceased by her husband William R. Hansen of seventy-one years, her mother Alice R. Hall, her father Robert S. Hall, and son-in-law Clayton LaGrow.
Born in 1926 to Alice Retallack and Robert Hall, she grew up in Brooklyn, NY. Granddaughter of the famous New York City photographers George P. Hall & Son (1870-1914), she carried on the family tradition of being an artist and a business person throughout her life. As a young woman, she loved sailing with her father who belonged to the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club where she met the love of her life in 1946—Bill Hansen. Together they raised a loving family and imbued them with their passion for sailing, art and the environment.
Jacki was a renaissance woman. She was an accomplished water color and oil painter as well as a potter, jewelry maker, printmaker and sculptor. For over three decades she was active in the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas where she also regularly exhibited her art work and also at the San Antonio Art League Museum. Like her mother Alice and her aunt Ruth, Jacki loved gardening and dramatically landscaped the homes she lived in. She was also a strong proponent for women’s rights and was a member of the Connecticut chapter of NOW in the 1970s. Most of all, she was a very spiritual person and generously shared her faith with others.
Calling hours are Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 1-2:30pm at the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School St., Webster, MA has been entrusted with her arrangements. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a candle.
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