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Carroll Wayne Hansen Veteran
May 03, 2024


PARSONSFIELD - Carroll Wayne Hansen, age 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, May 3rd at Maine Medical Center. Wayne was born November 28, 1927, to Beatrice (Bickford) and Otto C. Hansen, and in his own words, he “entered the atmosphere in a front bedroom of the house across the street from the East Parsonsfield Post Office. Three years later brother Clyde popped out at the same location.” Wayne attended schools in Parsonsfield and graduated from Par-Sem. During his junior year of high school, he joined the Maine State Guard in Kezar Falls. He later enlisted in the Army Air Corp, followed by the Air Force as a Power Turret & Gunsight Repairman and a member of the 39th Air Engineering Squadron, where he primarily worked on B-29s. He was decorated with a World War II Victory Medal. He received an honorable discharge from the military in April of 1948 after an injury requiring surgery. He returned to Maine and worked for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, and later attended Northeastern School for Accounting. After one year he couldn’t see himself working in an office, so he started driving trucks for an apple company. During this time he was photographed and featured in Ford Times magazine, published by Ford Motor Company, driving a brand-new Ford truck. He was very proud of this. He worked for General Electric in Limerick for several years. Then he bought his first dump truck in 1959 and a second in 1961, which he used building roads for local towns. In 1968 he sold the trucks and began a career as a rural letter carrier for the Post Office, where he worked until his retirement in 1993.

Wayne was a member of the Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and the Air Force Association. Formerly a Parsonsfield Road Commissioner and a Trustee of Parsonsfield Seminary, he was also a former member of the Parsonsfield Planning Board, the Parsonsfield Budget Committee, the Friends of Par-Sem, Kiwanis, and various ATV Clubs.

Wayne enjoyed many pastimes over the years. Some of his favorites were hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling, ATVing, caring for his horses (Sherry and Gabe), oil painting, and of course writing poetry as the self-proclaimed Parsonsfield poet. You could often find him jerry-rigging anything and everything with duct tape. He loved spending time with family and traveling.

Wayne was predeceased by his first wife Nona E. (Ayer) Hansen in 1999, and his younger brother Clyde Hansen. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Marsha Lee (Locke) Hansen. He is also survived by his daughters, Carol Aspinall and husband David, Jayne Hendrick and husband David, and Lynda Hansen, and his stepchildren, Tim Eldridge and Kym Eldridge-Jones, as well as 5 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Wayne was a devoted husband, loving father, and cherished grandfather. He lived for laughter and loved hearing a good joke almost as much as he loved telling one. He lived 96 years to the fullest and will be greatly missed.

Services will be private.

Online condolence messages can be submitted at the Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home website,


Do you ever stop and think

That when you finally expire

You hope to go to heaven

Not down to that hellish fire.

Most folks will arrive in heaven

Whether they be rich, poor or broke

Sounds mighty good to me

Whenever I may croak.

If I’m fortunate enough

To reach that Pearly Gate

Will St Peter let me in

Or just make me wait?

If he says “no way” to me

I will spiral on down below

To that fiery pit in hell

At least I won’t be lonesome

A few down there I know.

Wayne Hansen, Parsonsfield Poet

Arrangements have been entrusted to Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish,
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