Deacon Christopher Hansen, served in Farmingdale and Holmdel parishes, dies

August 22, 2023 at 4:06 p.m.


Funeral services have been announced for Deacon Christopher L. Hansen who died Aug. 21  at age 76.

Deacon Hansen

 

Visitation will be held Aug. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Ascension Church, 501 Brinley Ave., Bradley Beach. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Aug. 24 at 10 a.m., also in Ascension Church.

Deacon Hansen was ordained a deacon in May 8, 2004 by Bishop John M. Smith in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.

Prior to becoming a deacon, he was an owner of a small business in Neptune City for more than 25 years which he operated with the help of his wife and two of his children. He was a former councilman in Neptune City and he helped to found the city’s environment committee. He was active in local business and served as the president of Wall Chamber of Commerce. His advocacy led to his being named the recipient of the 2003 Home Based Business advocate of the year.

During his diaconate, Deacon Hansen served in St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Farmingdale, and St. Catharine Parish, Holmdel. Following his retirement from active ministry, he became a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, of which Ascension Parish is a part.  Ministries in which he served  as a deacon include the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults; Pre-Cana, and religious education.

Deacon Hansen is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lorraine, and three children Christopher P. and Dawn (James) Dayton, and Heather Hansen and her husband, Michael Piccinetti, and four grandchildren.

Burial will be in St. Anne Cemetery and Mausoleum, 1610 Allenwood Rd, Belmar. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome Mass cards.


 



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Funeral services have been announced for Deacon Christopher L. Hansen who died Aug. 21  at age 76.

Deacon Hansen

 

Visitation will be held Aug. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Ascension Church, 501 Brinley Ave., Bradley Beach. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Aug. 24 at 10 a.m., also in Ascension Church.

Deacon Hansen was ordained a deacon in May 8, 2004 by Bishop John M. Smith in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.

Prior to becoming a deacon, he was an owner of a small business in Neptune City for more than 25 years which he operated with the help of his wife and two of his children. He was a former councilman in Neptune City and he helped to found the city’s environment committee. He was active in local business and served as the president of Wall Chamber of Commerce. His advocacy led to his being named the recipient of the 2003 Home Based Business advocate of the year.

During his diaconate, Deacon Hansen served in St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Farmingdale, and St. Catharine Parish, Holmdel. Following his retirement from active ministry, he became a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, of which Ascension Parish is a part.  Ministries in which he served  as a deacon include the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults; Pre-Cana, and religious education.

Deacon Hansen is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lorraine, and three children Christopher P. and Dawn (James) Dayton, and Heather Hansen and her husband, Michael Piccinetti, and four grandchildren.

Burial will be in St. Anne Cemetery and Mausoleum, 1610 Allenwood Rd, Belmar. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome Mass cards.


 


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