George M. Hansen Jr.

Aug. 24, 1939 - Aug. 30, 2018

George Mossin Hansen Jr., a former member of the Sag Harbor Village Planning Board, a 35-year employee of the East Hampton Town Highway Department, and a Republican committeeman for New York’s Second Congressional District, died last Thursday at his home in Blairsville, Ga. He was 79, and had had Parkinson’s disease. 

Mr. Hansen was born on Aug. 24, 1939, in Boston, to Myrtle Heyn and George Mossin Hansen. While living in Sag Harbor, he was an active member of Wamponamon Lodge #437, a fraternal order of Freemasons. Upon retirement from the Highway Department in 1993, he moved to Georgia, where, said his family, he enjoyed traveling and exploring the natural beauty of the mountains of Union County. 

He is survived by his wife, Maureen, and two children from a previous marriage, George Mossin Hansen III of Arlington, Va., and Susan Zaykowski of Bristol, R.I. Other survivors include his siblings Carolyn Vokes of Lillian, Ala., June Hombergen of Homosassa, Fla., and Donald Hansen of Orange, Mass. He also leaves two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. 

A private memorial service is planned, to be followed by burial at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor. The family has suggested memorial donations for a favorite charity. Condolences may be sent online to