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Green Funeral Home

57 Main St, Danbury, CT

OBITUARY

Mary T. Hanley

September 4, 1929November 2, 2019
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Mary Teresa Hanley of New Fairfield, CT born Conneely on September the 4th, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York aged 90 years passed on November 2nd, 2019 after battling a fight with Congestive Heart Failure.

Born to the late John and Mary (Kearns) Conneely of Ireland. She is predeceased by her brothers, John and James Conneely. She is survived by her husband James J. Hanley, Sr. who together would’ve celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary this December 31st., six children: James J. Hanley, III, John Hanley, Mary and her husband George Chaber, Margaret Boulanger and her husband Dan, Jerome Hanley and his wife Karen and Maureen Hanley; her 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with two more on the way, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends far and wide.

Mary grew up in Brooklyn a proud New Yorker with a strong Irish heritage she instilled in all of her family. She was a private secretary to the late Mayor/Governor Dewey of NYC, a silver cup winner at the World’s Fair for her Irish Step dancing, a leader in the Carmelite order and a devout Catholic. She spent most of her life caring for her children, her husband, and their parents. She was also a private caregiver for many years. She was proud to support her husband’s 29 years on the NYPD and their love story is legendary, meeting when she was only 15 years old introduced by her late Brother James. It was love at first sight, and they waited over 5 years to be wed until he returned from WWII. She was a devoted wife to her last breath and the love of his life. She will also be remembered as a fierce protector of her children and grandchildren.

Family will be accepting condolences on Thursday November 7, 2019 at Green Funeral Home 57 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday November 8, 2019 at Saint Joseph Church 8 Robinson Avenue Danbury, CT 06810. Burial will follow at Saint Peter Cemetery Lake Avenue Ext. Danbury, CT.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations to your local Police Benevolent Association or Society of the Little Flower, Carmelite order.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary is survived by her husband James J. Hanley, Sr. who together would’ve celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary this December 31st., six children: James J. Hanley, III, John Hanley, Mary and her husband George Chaber, Margaret Boulanger and her husband Dan, Jerome Hanley and his wife Karen and Maureen Hanley; her 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with two more on the way, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends far and wide.
  • DONATIONS

  • Local Police Benevolent Associaation

Services

  • Calling Hours Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Burial Friday, November 8, 2019

Memories

Mary T. Hanley

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mary genova

November 7, 2019

My dear Aunt Mary

She will be greatly missed by me and my family. She was always so kind and understanding to me. I loved all our talks and all the praise she showered on us. I loved listening to all her stories about "her Jim" (my father's childhood friend) and her family and her life.
She was always interesting and excited about life. It was just in those last years that I heard her pain. I know she is smiling sitting with The Lord (to whom she prayed often) and waiting to see her beloved Jim. She knows how much I loved her and appreciated all her calls and help. I am happy you are no longer in pain, my dear Aunt Mary. You will be in my heart forever. Love Mary Jude

Margaret Boulanger

November 5, 2019

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