September 9, 1942-July 10, 2017
Traudel (Hassler) Hankinson was born in Rotenburg an der Fulda,
Germany on September 9, 1942 to late parents Heinz and Katharina
(Kathe) Hassler. Traudel was the oldest of three siblings with
two younger brothers.
Traudel met the love of her life, Raymond Hankinson, in 1964 in
Frankfurt, Germany. Within four months the lovely German
student and the handsome sailor were engaged. Traudel and Ray
spent the early part of their life together travelling the
world, bringing their three daughters along on the journey.
They lived in Washington DC, Japan, Texas, Florida, and Italy.
They settled in Malden in 1978, Ray’s hometown, surrounded by
Traudel (Oma to her two grandsons) was a loving wife, mother and
grandmother, always putting the needs of her family before her
own. She was a voracious reader, and loved to cook for and
play games with her family. She found great joy crocheting
blankets and scarves for the whole family.
Traudel passed away peacefully Monday July 10th, with
her husband and daughters by her side. She is survived by her
husband, Raymond Hankinson, her children Jean and T. J. Ramsey,
Christina and James Mason III, all of Austin, TX, and Julie
Hankinson and Michael Gomes of Malden, and her two brothers
Peter and Harald Hassler of Germany, and her mother-in-law Jean
Hankinson of Malden. She was blessed with two grandsons, James
Mason IV and William Mason of Austin, TX.
Funeral service will be held in the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule
Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, on Wednesday, July 12,
2017, at 6PM. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home
on Wednesday from 4-8PM. She will be placed in Holy Cross
Mausoleum, Malden at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American
Boston Globe & Herald Notice below:
Hankinson, Traudel (Hassler) of Malden, July 10, 2017. Beloved
wife of Raymond J. Hankinson. Devoted mother of Jean K. Ramsey
and husband TJ, Christina J. Mason and husband James III all of
Austin, TX, Julie Hankinson and husband Michael Gomes of
Malden. Traudel was the loving daughter-in-law of Jean Hankinson
of Malden and the late William Hankinson. Sister of Peter
Hassler and his wife Ingrid & Harald Hassler all of Germany.
Loving aunt of Gesine Woerner & Markus Hassler of Germany.
Cherished grandmother of James Mason IV & William Mason. Funeral
service will be held in the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral
Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, on Wed., July 12, 2017, at 6PM.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wed. from
4-8PM. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. In lieu
of flowers contributions in Traudel memory may be made to the
American Diabetes Asso., 260 Cochituate Rd., Framingham, MA
directions and obit: www.weirfuneralhome.com