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Kirsten Blessing-Hanagan, registered nurse <br> Aug. 28, 1963 -- March 22, 2006

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kirsten Blessing-Hanagan of Kenmore, a registered nurse, was offered Monday in St. Joseph University Catholic Church.

Prayers were said in D. Lawrence Ginnane Funeral Home, Kenmore.

Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

Mrs. Blessing-Hanagan, who was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., died March 22 in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, after fighting breast cancer for 11 years. She was 42.

She moved with her family to Kenmore in 1978 and graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School in 1982 and the Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing in 1986.

After becoming a registered nurse, she went to work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Women and Children's Hospital.

She enjoyed the outdoors, exercising and aerobics and, for a while, did Irish dancing.

Survivors include her husband, Brennan Hanagan; two sons, Jack and Harry Hanagan; and her parents, Robert and Barbara Blessing, all of Kenmore; and a sister, Kimberly Blessing-Bohen of Buffalo.

[HUDKINS]

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