BENTON, MAINE--Nancy Mary “Tootsie” Hanson, 79, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Oak Grove Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born on July 21, 1935, in Fairfield, ME, to Hilda Nelson and William Foster. She lived most of her life in the Central Maine area and was a very patient and loving Mom, raising five mischievous boys. In 1974, she met the love of her life, her husband, Dan Hanson, and they shared 40 wonderful years together. During those years they bought a little rustic cabin on the Kennebec River in Caratunk, ME and turned that little cabin into a beautiful home in which they spent many happy years of retirement. She loved company and was always the perfect hostess; serving the best food, drinks, songs, and games for her visiting family and friends. Dan and Nancy also enjoyed traveling across the country in their RV visiting many of the states, including Alaska. Nancy loved shopping, sewing, reading, wallpapering, and working in her flower garden, but mostly enjoyed helping out her family and friends in any way she could. She devoted her life to her family. Her family loved her so much and will miss her every day. She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, William Foster and David Buck; granddaughter, Alicia Robinson; and beloved beagle Annie-Bell. Survivors include her loving husband, Daniel Hanson; five sons, Eugene Robinson and wife Roxanne of Clinton, ME, Timothy Robinson of Clinton, ME, Peter Robinson and partner Lisa of Benton, ME, Richard Robinson and wife Hope of Belfast, ME, and William Robinson and wife Cathy of East Benton, ME; two step children, Terri Spears of Georgia and Danny Hanson of Georgia; six grandchildren, Melissa Robinson Bickford, Aaron Robinson, Sara Robinson Carter, Jake Robinson, Trevor Robinson and Eric Bajpai; one sister, Linda Gauthier and her husband Bob; two brothers, Peanut Buck and wife Kathy, and Rocky Buck and wife Marcia; eight great grandchildren, Kacey, Brody, Carissa, Allison, Bethany, Austin, Charlotte, and Cael, several stepchildren and step grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Oak Grove Rehabilitation Center and Hospice for the dedicated and compassionate care they gave to Nancy. Visiting hours will be from noon to 2:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, Fairfield, ME with Pastor Bill Lawrence officiating. A Celebration of Life will follow the service at the Fairfield VFW, 246 Main Street, Fairfield, ME. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Waterville Salvation Army, 189 Main Street, Waterville, ME 04901 or The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, ATTN: Development Office, 93 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901. An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers, 107 Main Street, Fairfield, ME.