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Hazel Hansen DOVER-FOXCROFT and ABBOT Hazel Patterson Hansen, 91, died June 13, 2006 at her daughter’s home in Dover-Foxcroft. She was born August 23, 1914 in Moscow, Maine, the daughter of Scott and Mabel (Bean) McLaughlin. She owned and operated Pat's Lunch and Pat's Grocery in Abbot with her husband Everett Patterson for several years. Also in Abbot, they built and operated together the H & E Tavern, now known as the Wagon Wheel. After the death of her husband in 1972, she continued to operate the tavern for a few years. Hazel enjoyed her family, gardening and flowers, crocheting and knitting. She married Alfred "Butch" Hansen in 1974. They enjoyed music, dancing, and fishing until his death in 1995. Hazel was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 119, of Guilford. Hazel was predeceased by a daughter, Betty McArthey in 1984, and a stepson, Larry Hansen.

She is survived by her three children, Everett "Lloyd" Patterson of Abbot, David L. Patterson and his wife, Tanya, of Abbot, and her daughter, Darlene E. Durgin, and her husband, Louis, of Dover-Foxcroft. For several years, Hazel made her home with her daughter. Hazel also is survived by her five stepchildren: James Hansen and his wife, Elizabeth, of Charleston, Nancy Craig and her husband, Keith, of East Corinth, Susan True and her husband, Robert, of Harmony, Ruth Violette and her husband, Linwood, of Hartland, and Thomas Hansen and his wife, Susan, of Corinth. Hazel has fourteen grandchildren and four step-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Hazel has one surviving brother, Bernard McLaughlin, of Skowhegan.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 16 at 1:00 P.M. at the Abbot Evangelical Free Church in Abbot. Hazel will be buried beside her husband in the Lawn Cemetery in Guilford. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For more information or to sign an on-line guestbook, please go to

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