Mary Lou Hassan

Obituary of Mary Lou Hassan

 Mary Lou Blaisdell Hassan, a long-time resident of Glastonbury, CT, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 26th at Brookdale Buckingham senior living community.

Mary Lou was born in Damariscotta, Maine, the daughter of the late Annabel Etheridge Blaisdell and Edwin Granville Blaisdell. She grew up in the Town of Bristol, Maine and attended Bristol High School. She attended Husson College in Bangor, Maine, and Manchester Community College.

Mary Lou worked as a legal secretary at various law firms in Hartford and also the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ in the department of mission and stewardship for several years. As a second career, she joined the world of insurance working at various agencies as a Group Employee Benefits Consultant, retiring from Sinclair Agency. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Marlborough where she participated in the Caring Ministry Program and the Hospitality Committee. Mary Lou was a driver for Friends in Service Here and was a regular blood donor. She was also a visiting coordinator for the Greater Hartford Ostomy Association.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband Bruce with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. She leaves many relatives and friends, her sons and their families; Timothy and his daughter, Isabella, of Glastonbury, CT; Scott and his wife, Kimberly, and their children, Kyle and Amanda of Middletown, RI; Brian and his wife, Elizabeth, and their daughters, Annabel and Abigail of Glastonbury, CT. She also leaves her sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Donald Walenta of Nobleboro, Maine, her sister and brother-in-law, Sonya and Dennis Hoisington of Pemaquid, Maine, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mary Lou cherished her five dear grandchildren, and her greatest pleasure was spending time with family and friends. She had many fond memories of fun times spent with family in South Bristol, Maine. Mary Lou was a lifelong giver and touched the hearts of countless people throughout her life.

The family is grateful for the compassion and support given by Mary Lou’s caregivers, Zejna, Jasna, and Emina Kuljancic.

Services will be private. The family requests that any memorial donations be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America ( ), Special Olympics ( ), or Marlborough Congregational Church (860-295-9050). For online condolences please visit

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