Obituary: Avis Hannaford-Hanson – Portland Press Herald –

16December 2020

Avis Hannaford-Hanson HOLLIS– Avis Hannaford-Hanson, 76, of Hollis passed away quietly Dec. 14, 2020 welcomed in the love of family and friends. Born Sept. 21, 1944, Avis was the daughter of Bernard and Bertha Garland. She matured in Buxton with her 3 siblings, Joan, Judy, and Marleen. Graduating in 1962, Avis was an alum of the very first finishing class of Bonny Eagle High School. Avis wed Roland Hannaford in 1964. They were wed for 32 years and took pleasure in many years of outdoor camping, especially at Jo-Mary Lake. They had two kids, Joe and Aaron.

Avis worked at York Mutual Insurance Co. for numerous years. Later she was a cook at Hollis Primary school where she ended up being famous for her cinnamon buns! Avis was likewise a dedicated caregiver for numerous family members and good friends.

Avis wed Frank Hanson June 28, 2008 acquiring four brand-new children of heart. Together, Avis and Frank dedicated their lives to their church and providing generously to their neighborhood. “The Lord has actually assisted my life,” Avis said; her faith was immovable. Avis will be kept in mind for the sprightly twinkle in her eye– constantly up for an experience or planning her next act of compassion. If angels live amongst us, Avis was just that. Christmas, the season of giving, was her preferred holiday.

Avis is made it through by her other half Frank and his loving family; her children, Joe and Aaron, her daughter-in-law Kim; her grand son, Josh; her sisters, the Garland girls, Kelly LeClerc “who was like a child to me”; her many nieces and nephews; and the numerous visitors to Pup’s Swimming pool.

Solutions will be kept in the spring. Burial will be at South Buxton Cemetery.

Online acknowledgement messages can be sent at the Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral service Service site,

Our thanks to Hospice of Southern Maine, particularly Lisa and Lynn.

Avis would be smiling to understand that she might feed others even in her passing, so memorial contributions may be talented to the

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Food Pantry,

80 Pleasant Hill Rd.,

Hollis Center, ME 04042.

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