NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The New Rochelle Police Department said goodbye to one of its finest Thursday, after Lucia Mele-Hansen passed away at 40 after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer.
Since being diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer in 2011 a year after she was married to fellow officer John Hansen, Mele-Hansen has fought off the disease and sought treatment at some of the finest medical institutions throughout the country.
There will be calling hours for Mele-Hansen from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Lloyd Maxcy Funeral Home, 16 Shea Place. Mass has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Church on Centre Avenue. A cremation will follow at Ferncliff Cemetary.
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