Philip Hanlon

October 18, 1955January 7, 2019

Philip W. Hanlon, 63, of 128 Crescent Drive, East Hartford, CT passed away at his home on January 7, 2019 after a brief illness. He was born on October 18, 1955 to William B. Hanlon and Katherine R. (Bucior) Hanlon of East Hartford. He was a 1973 graduate of East Catholic High School and a 1977 graduate of the University of Connecticut with a BS in Business Administration. He held several accounting and programmer positions in his work career but preferred to work with his hands, assisting others in simple ways to enhance their everyday lives. He liked to help people. A devout Catholic, he led a simple lifestyle. He enjoyed working around his house and garden and caring for them and making improvements there. On many occasions he volunteered as a facilitator at recreation events for the benefit of Retarded Persons. His hobbies were working on his motorcycle and learning Spanish. He will be terribly missed by his dear friend Albert D’Armand of Vermont, his sister Katherine Hanlon of Manchester, his brother Frank D. Hanlon of Hartford, and his sister Rosemary Hanlon of Nenana, AK, his beloved nieces, Alison Martin and grand-niece, Lexi Church of East Windsor, as well as several cousins, his many friends, neighbors, and co-workers. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday January 18, 2019 at Our Lady of Peace Church of St. Edmund Parish, 370 May Road, East Hartford, Connecticut. Burial will follow at Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, 1 Cottage Grove Rd., Bloomfield, CT. There are no visiting hours. “The most necessary practice is finding constant pleasure in his Divine company speaking humbly and lovingly with him in all seasons, at every moment, without limiting the conversation in any way.” Brother Lawrence, Carmelite In his memory donations may be made to Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd, Newington, CT 06111. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT 06108 For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit


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Fee Ling Tan

February 26, 2019

Hi Phil, This is Tan from Malaysia, I just heard the bad news. I am so shocked and saddened now. The last time I saw you was in January 2016, it was very cold in East Hartford. I never thought that would be the last time I saw you, and the last 5 days I spent with you.
I remember vividly I met you when I was 21 (1985) and we were together until I left for my home country, Malaysia in April 1994. That was the best nine years of my life. You have taught me so much in those nine years. I miss the way you called me "kid" from the first day I met you and still called me “kid” in your last email to me in 11/2018.
Phil, you will be missed greatly by me, I will miss you more so on your birthday of Oct 18 because from this year onwards, I can’t say Happy Birthday to you anymore.
Phil, Rest In Peace, I love you always!

p/s: I'm trying to get in touch with both of Phil’s sisters Katherin and Rosemary who I had met before. Kindly have them contact me at +60 132860063 (WhatsApp or Viber) please.
I really would like to know what happened to Phil, why he was gone in such a sudden.
Thank you very much!