First Crusader Alum to Enter Priesthood Returns to God
- Deceased's name: Rev. Michael Hansen
- Age: 71
- Date: August 14, 2012
- Hometown: Allendale
Reverend Michael H. Hansen, of Allendale, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at the age of 71.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was a member of the first graduating class at Bergen Catholic High School in 1959. He was inducted into the Bergen Catholic Hall of Fame as the first Bergen Catholic graduate to enter the priesthood.
Reverend Hansen was ordained on May 27, 1967. He was Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in West Orange and Church of the Assumption in Emerson where he retired in 2009. He was a former volunteer firefighter for the Glen Ridge Fire Department and Fire Chaplin for the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association.
Beloved son of the late John Hansen and Louise (nee Drab). Dearest brother of Judy DeRiso and her husband Raymond of South Hackensack, Barbara Cali of Nutley and John Hansen and his wife Josee of Bow, N.H. Reverend Hansen is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, 825 Georges Road, 2nd Floor, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 would be appreciated.