Westford (Wes) Milton Hannan, 79, of Greene, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of Oct. 28 at the Hospice House in Auburn, after a long courageous battle with chronic lung disease. Born on April 12, 1938, he was the son of Chester “Fes” and Alma Hannan.
Wes grew up in Union and graduated from Union High School in 1956. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge in Santa Barbara, Cal. and the Santa Barbara Masonic Lodge #192 F and A.M.
Wes held various careers over the years, delivering milk for Round Top Dairy, cutting meat and managing stores for First National Stores, owned and operated the Four Winds Restaurant in Boothbay Harbor and managed several other restaurants in the Santa Barbara, Cal. area. In the later part of his career, he was employed as a tour bus driver for Santa Barbara Air Bus in Santa Barbara, California where he lived for several years.
Wes so enjoyed spending time with his family and family pets. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He enjoyed playing on his laptop computer and watching shows on his big screen TV. He was a self-taught computer and DirecTV guru, and in earlier years he was an avid golfer.
Besides his parents, Wes was predeceased by his sister, Doris Philbrook.
Wes is survived by sons, Mark Hannan and wife Dawna of Greene, with whom he lived for the past 10 years, Milton Hannan and wife Tammy of Las Vegas, Nev., Brett Hannan and long-time companion Yvette Martin of Crystal River, Fla.; nieces, Ramona and Jed Dennison of Rockland, Barbara Howes and husband Earl of Jefferson and Port Richey, Fla., Wanda Gamage-Wyman and husband Joe of Union, and Donna Pottle of Wiscasset; granddaughter, Nichole Hannan of Damariscotta; grandsons, Kyle and Josh Hannan of Damariscotta; granddaughters, Elizabeth Kiker and husband Will of Charlotte, N.C., Bobbi Burson and husband Richard of Key Largo, Fla., and Toni Manning and husband Scott of Tilton, N.H., Nicole Harrington of Las Vegas, Nev., and Josh Harrington of Delray Beach, Fla.; great-granddaughters, Peyton Hannan, Elyssa, Jennifer and Sarah Manning, Alexandria and Nova Burson, and Mia Lopez; and great-grandsons, Ian Manning and Ryder Raffta.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a funeral service to celebrate Wes’ life at 1 p.m., Wed., Nov. 1 at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta. Burial will follow at the Lakeview Cemetery in Union.
Should friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102, where his step-great nephew Jameson is a frequent patient; the Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240; or The Hospice House, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.
Condolences, and messages for his family, may be shared by visiting www.StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.