Retired GE machinist enjoyed golf, tennis

Published May 27, 2021

WAKEFIELD — Robert R. Hansen, 79, of Wakefield, formerly of North Reading, died at his home on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Born in Lynn on November 30, 1941, he was the son of the late Robert and Alice (Hamilton) Hansen.

Robert was raised in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School. He was a retired machinist for General Electric of Lynn. He was a longtime member of the Trinity Evangelical Church of North Reading.

Robert loved to play golf and tennis in his spare time and spend time with his dogs Barkly and Daisy. He especially enjoyed his daily lunch with his group of friends.

Robert was the beloved husband of the late Beverly (Finlayson) Hansen. He was the loving father of Rob Hansen Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y. and DesCygne Parsons of Sarasota, Florida, and the brother of Laurence Hansen and his wife Charlene of Cohasset and Linda Waldron and her husband Jack of Ipswich. Robert is also survived by his two grandchildren, Joanne and Lee Parsons.

His funeral service will be held at the Trinity Evangelical Church, 105 Haverhill St., North Reading on Thursday, May 27 at 11 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.

Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. COVID guidelines in effect. For guestbook/