portrait picture for Clayton Hall Hanson

Services: A memorial visitation will be held Friday October 11, 2013 from 4 PM-8pm at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

Clayton Hall Hanson


September 14, 1987 – October 5, 2013

Clayton Hanson, aged 26, passed away on Saturday October 5, 2013 after a valiant and courageous 10 year battle with cancer.  He is a graduate of Wilton High School and Manhattanville College.

Clay is survived by his loving family: Debra and Hall Hanson, his sister, Corinne,   his Grandfather, John Coughenour Jr., Uncle Stephen & Aunt Deana Hanson, his uncle, Robert Weil, and cousins, Jonathan, Brandon, Kevin, Brynn & Leah .

He is predeceased by his grandparents, Betty & Hall Hanson, Patricia Coughenour,  Aunt Cherlynn Weil and Uncle Derek Coughenour.

He was taken too young, bravely endured to the very end, and he will be missed forever.  Through unspeakable suffering, his grace and strength are an inspiration to us all.

A memorial visitation will be held Friday October 11, 2013 from 4 PM-8pm at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

  1. Clay was a good friend of mine from Manhattanville college. My most heartfelt prayers go out to Clay’s family. Clay will be missed by many.

    October 8, 2013
    Geoffrey David Echevarria -
  • Dear Debra and Family – I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Hayes Phelps

    October 8, 2013
    Mary Hayes Phelps -
  • Debra and family, We are so sorry for your deep loss of Clay. He is in a better place now and in peace. Our thoughts and prayers’ are with you and your family.

    October 8, 2013
    Chet and Kathy Valiante -
  • Clay and I lived together in an off-campus apartment during college for 2 1/2 years. We did everything together: went on nature walks, went to concerts, had tons of fun, cooked meals together, joked about everything and everyone, shared music, movies, and gifts. We were philosophers together, and will always be buddies.

    October 8, 2013
    Will Wysowski -
  • We are so very sad to hear of Clay’s passing. He was a wonderful young man who dealt with his illness by living life fully. We are honored to have known him when he and our son shared an apartment. Our hearts go out to Debra and the entire family. Holding you all in prayer, and wishing you peace.

    October 9, 2013
    Kathy Eliscu and Ted White -
  • I did not have the pleasure of meeting him but I would see him in passing from time to time when he would have his chemo. It was strange to see someone so close to my age on the receiving end. I always wondered about him and wanted to know his story as a friend but I was too shy to approach him. When I didn’t see him anymore, I assumed that he got better. I just found out the news today and I am so very sorry for your loss and I will forever regret not getting to know him. May he rest in peace.

    October 10, 2013
    Anonymous -
  • Sending all my love and strength to my dearest friend Cori and the Hanson Family. I hold you in my heart.

    October 11, 2013
    Brie DeLisi -
  • Clay was a great guy. Growing up I remember always playing with X-men figures together, always having a good time. As we got older we found a similar love for Basketball and began a Fantasy Basketball league with a few of our friends. My condolences to the family. You will be missed Clay.

    October 11, 2013
    Colin R. Ferguson -
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