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Michael E. Hansen, 74

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Michael Edward Hansen, 74, of North Adams died on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Berkshire Medical Center. Michael was born in North Adams on October 21, 1946 a son of the late Carl Thomas and Anna Josephine (Lopreta) Hansen.

Michael attended McCann and Drury High School and was a veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Vietnam War from 1964 – 1968. Michael was a self employed painter for many years.

Michael, also known as the wild child by his siblings, loved fishing with friends, scratching tickets, his years in Virginia and enjoyed McDonald’s French fries, diet coke, and cookies! He was a simple man, always in a good mood, and could easily grab your attention, with his famous line, “HEY KID”. Michael would give his last dollar to someone in need. He was humble and grateful for any kindness bestowed on him.

Michael leaves his sisters, Pamela J. Wilk and his brother in law, Mark of North Adams, and Patricia A. Burdick of North Adams. He also leaves two brothers, Robert A. Hansen of North Adams and Carl T. Hansen of North Adams and his nieces and nephews including, Matthew, Jillian, and Justin (Brittany) Burdick, and Josh (Tiffanie), Kristen (Shelby), Lukas and Mackenzie Wilk. The family would like to extend a Special thanks to his second family Tom, Robin, and Kayla Roberts, Veteran’s Services, and all of Michael’s nurses.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside service to celebrate the life of Michael Hansen will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Southview Cemetery, North Adams with full military honors. Donations may be made to the North Adams Veterans Services through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home – CENTRAL CHAPEL 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Pam,Bob and family, so very sorry for your loss.
from: Carol M Greenbushon: 05-02-2021

Bob and family Do sorry for your loss .I will miss him.
God bless

from: Tony Saccoon: 05-01-2021

Pam Mark and family praying for you all during this difficult. I liked Mike so much kind great demeanor. Will be missed
from: Karen Tatroon: 04-21-2021

So sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Mike.

Gwen & Woody Boillat
from: Gwen Boillaton: 04-20-2021

I grew up at the end of Fuller Street along with the Hanson kids. Best family ever. Lots and lots of great memories memories . Sorry for his passing.
from: Susan Witto Goodell on: 04-20-2021

Pam and Family - I'm so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing! He was a good friend who always made me smile. I loved his laugh and his love of scratch tickets! We had some really good talks and I will always remember his good advise! It's been a while since I saw him, but I will miss him! Sincerely, Paula
from: Paula Wright LaBonteon: 04-20-2021

Carl, Bob, Pat, Pam, Matt, Josh, Kristen, Jill& Justin, As I read all these heartfelt tributes to Michael, I realized how much he touched so many in North Adams and beyond. He is the best son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to all. Rest easy, Mike...I will miss dearly all our chats on sunny days thought the years. You are like a big brother to me, thank you for all the kindness and all the laughs...You will live on in all our hearts forever💕🕊💕
Love always, Marianne
from: on: 04-20-2021

I know I speak for many of the Oakes family when I say how sorry we are for your loss. As a young girl, I had such a crush on him! He was one of my brother's best friends and I loved him as a brother as I loved my own brother. Rest in peace you sweet man. Soar with the angels. RIP
from: Philomene Belairon: 04-19-2021

Bob, very sorry to hear about your brother.
from: Jim Wolon: 04-19-2021

Pam, Bobby, Carl and Pat... I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was such a nice, fun guy. He always had a kind word for everyone. He will be missed. My sympathy to you all.
from: Sue Babula Demerson: 04-19-2021

Mike was always a friendly guy with a smile. Iím sure he will be missed by all.
from: Deb Tatroon: 04-18-2021

I was so very sad to hear of Mikeís passing. I always enjoyed his daily visit at Edís, he was fun, good conversation and we had a lot of laughs. RIP Mike, you were a good man, generous to a fault., and will be missed by many. 😢🙏
from: Carol Boucheron: 04-18-2021

To know Mike was a joy! Laid back, always in a good mood. I'm thankful and better to have known him.
from: Gary Oon: 04-18-2021

To the Hanson family. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am sory to hear of Michaels passing. May God bless you in this time of sorrow.
from: Mathew Cantonion: 04-18-2021

My condolences and sympathy to you and your family
on the loss of your brother Michael. May God give you
and yours comfort and peace at this time.
from: Jean Graziola Bohnon: 04-17-2021

So sorry to hear about your brother mike he was a great guy
from: Pam and Bobon: 04-17-2021

My condolences. On most mornings I'd stop at Lefaves donut shop for coffee and coming out of Pop's (Zoltecks) would be Mike in his painting clothes scratching a ticket.
from: Peter Belouinon: 04-17-2021

Sorry for your Loss! Mike was A great Guy! Spent A many a Days fishing with Mike.
from: RICHARD J ROBERTon: 04-17-2021

So sorry to learn of Michael's passing! I do remember him be a fun guy, always smiling. God Bless
from: Sandra Mirante/DeGrenieron: 04-17-2021

So sorry for your loss.
from: Don Pecoron: 04-17-2021

Sending prayers to the Hansen/Wilk/Burdick family, may he rest in peace.
from: Dave & Connie Yorkeon: 04-17-2021

Michael, a very special cousin, and my buddy. Such wonderful childhood memories and reunions. He was a man who just loved life. We will miss you and love you ❤️
from: MaryJane Maloneon: 04-17-2021

Sorry for your loss Bob....and the Hansen family
from: Mike hansenon: 04-17-2021

Pam and Family, so sorry to hear of Mike passing. May he Rest In Peace and no more pain, All my love and prayers to you all. Love you Kate
from: Kathleen lynnon: 04-17-2021

RIP mike
from: Keith T Zavattaroon: 04-16-2021

My condolences to the family . Mike was a great guy sorry to hear this 😞 Rip Mike
from: Debra Gon: 04-16-2021

Bob so sorry to hear about your brother may he rip
from: Ann Marie Shutterson: 04-16-2021

Carl, Bob and all of the Hansen Family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during these difficult times.
God Bless
from: Tom Maharon: 04-16-2021

RIP Mike, always a good man to everyone!!
from: Robin C Coodyon: 04-16-2021

As a young child I was frequently at your house.
Michael always made me feel welcome and made me laugh.
I know he'll be missed but what is wonderful time it must of been for him and Auntie Ann to be reunited!

Praying for all of you guys.
from: Fran Grilloneon: 04-16-2021