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Chara Massah Veronica Hansford-Gitau

It is with profound sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Chara Massah Veronica Hansford-Gitau, our beloved daughter, mother, sister, niece, and friend on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Chara is survived by her mother, Amelia Cooper; her father, Ambassador J. Charles Hansford Sr.; her children, Kimathi and Gichura; her brothers, Charles Jr., Daffeh, and Salchi and her sisters, Bendu, Famatta, Maimah, Shawna, Wanda, and Zoe and their respective families.

Those mourning her loss include a host of devoted aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, godparents, colleagues, students, and very dear friends.

Viewing, Wake-Keeping and Funeral Service

The viewing will begin at 5 P.M. on Friday, June 26, 2009 until the wake-keeping service at 7 P.M.

The funeral service will begin at 8 A.M. (sharp) on Saturday, June 27, 2009.
Please join us at:
1110 President Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11225
(Between Rogers & Bedford Aves.)

Interment will take place on Saturday morning, immediately after the funeral service at:
Pinelawn Memorial Park
Farmingdale, New York, 11735

A repast will follow immediately after interment.

Amelia Cooper (718) 493-7484 (H), (718) 496-1053 (C)
Charles Hansford Jr. (216) 402-6173
Daffeh Hansford (202) 340-1270
Salchi Hansford (401) 808-5717
Shawna K. Hansford (718) 496-3397
Yvonne Hansford (216) 280-3351

Hotel Information
Holiday Inn Express--$109 night (Reservations under Hansford)
279 Butler St., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Howard Johnson--$189 night
559 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Holiday Inn Express--$169 night
625 Union St., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Marriott -Downtown Manhattan--$199 night
85 West Street, New York, NY


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