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In Memory of

Margaret S. Hance

February 3, 1932 - March 13, 2017

Obituary


A Memorial service for Margaret S. Hance, age 85 of Rensselaer Falls will be held at a time to be determined at the Kendrew Church with Rev. Thomas Nichols officiating. Margaret will be laid to rest at the Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, VA with her husband.

There will be no calling hours. Margaret passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday (March 13, 2017) under the care of Hospice.

Surviving is her son David (Lisa) Hance of PA; a niece Nancy (Harold) Worthley of Rensselaer Falls; a special nephew Adrian (Dawn) Sawford of...

A Memorial service for Margaret S. Hance, age 85 of Rensselaer Falls will be held at a time to be determined at the Kendrew Church with Rev. Thomas Nichols officiating. Margaret will be laid to rest at the Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, VA with her husband.

There will be no calling hours. Margaret passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday (March 13, 2017) under the care of Hospice.

Surviving is her son David (Lisa) Hance of PA; a niece Nancy (Harold) Worthley of Rensselaer Falls; a special nephew Adrian (Dawn) Sawford of England; great-nieces Lois Sawford and Laura Young of England; nephew Roger (Anne) Sawford & family; a grandson Mathew Hance and two great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Arnold Hance in 1994, a fiancée Daniel Taylor in 2008 and a sister Elizabeth Sawford in 2010.

Margaret was born on February 3, 1932 in Kettering, Northamptonshire England. She graduated from High School and later married Arnold L. Hance on July 16, 1955. In 1956 the couple moved to California where they resided for next six years, and then moved back to England for a period. In 1966 the Airforce brought them to the Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base where they stayed for the next two years. In 1968 following the honorable discharge of her husband Arnold, the couple moved to Rensselaer Falls where they remained for many years. After the death of her husband in 1994, she again found love with Daniel Taylor. He also predeceased her.

Through the years Margaret worked as a seamstress and tailor until her health began declining. She was a lay speaker for the Kendrew and DePeyster Methodist Churches for many years, a secretary for the Rensselaer Falls Auxiliary, former mayor of Rensselaer Falls for 18 years, treasurer of the County Firemen's Auxiliary and treasurer of the Library Association and Rensselaer Falls Historical Association.

Margaret will always be remembered for her kindness, wit and ability to make others laugh and feel welcome. Memorial contributions can be made to the Kendrew or DePeyster Methodist Churches. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.