Merilyn (Cota) Hanson, 80, of Essex Jct, peacefully passed away on April 19th 2021.
Merilyn was born on June 19th 1940 in Burlington, Vermont to the late Charles and Yvonne Cota.
Merilyn worked as a secretary for the Burlington School Dept. for many years and enjoyed spending time with family and friends in their backyard pool. She also greatly enjoyed playing bingo and cards with friends at their senior living facility.
Merilyn is survived by her husband of 61 years, Claude Hanson, her son Jeff Hanson and his wife Linda of Charlotte, daughters Debbie Belisle of Williston and Terri Lavallee and husband David of Colchester. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jonathon, Steven, Justin, Dylan, Elizabeth, and Nicole as well as her sister Evelyn St. Peter and her husband Paul of Williston.
She was predeceased by two brothers Walter and Harold Cota and a son-in-law John Belisle.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Essex Rescue in Merilyn's name. A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Time and date will be announced on awrfh.com where you can also share your memories.