Marian C. Hannan, 96, of Kerhonkson, NY passed away peacefully at
Ellenville Community Hospital on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. She was the
beloved wife of the late Edward Hannan and is survived by two sons
Robert Hannan of Kerhonskon and Edward (Maryanne) of Delmar, NY, two
step-granddaughters, Elizabeth Armstrong and Kathleen O'Bryan, one
step great-grandson, Lucas Dyer, and several nieces and nephews.
Marian received her Bachelor's degree from Russell Sage College,
Troy, NY and her Master's degree from State Teachers College, Albany,
NY. She taught English, Math and French for 54 years at all grade
levels, most of them in the Ellenville school system. She served as
secretary, treasurer, vice president and president of the Ellenville
Teachers Association. Marian enjoyed sports, bridge, travel, and
socializing, but her main passion was her many years in the
classroom, especially teaching Math.
In recognition of her extraordinary tenure as the oldest teacher in
New York State history, she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane
Letters from Mount Saint Mary's College, Newburgh, NY in 1995. The
degree citation read: "Her presence has brought dignity and respect
to her profession."
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes
Church, Kerhonkson at 10 a.m. Friday morning. Interment to follow
will be at the Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson. Friends and relatives
are invited to call at Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42 nd Street,
Kerhonkson on Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Marian C. Hannan Excellence in Mathematics Award has been
established to recognize a graduating senior who excelled in Math and
plans to pursue a teaching career. Contributions can be sent to the
Business Office, Ellenville Central School, 28 Maple Avenue,
Ellenville, NY 12428.