OBITUARY

Florence Helen Hannaway

December 28, 1928June 29, 2019
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Florence Helen Hannaway of Marblehead, Massachusetts died peacefully on June 29, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home in Manhattan Beach, California. She was 90 years old, and died of natural causes. Florence was born December 28, 1928 in Lynn Massachusetts, one of six children of Blanche and Boleslaw Klejna. Her father worked at the Lynn Item News. Florence studied at Burdett College and then she worked at the General Electric facility in Lynn. Tall, slim with a brilliant smile, she also worked as a model.

A devoted golfer, Flo met the love of her life, Francis Hannaway, at the Happy Valley Golf Club. This was the beginning of a shared passion for each other and the game of golf. They were married in 1956, and for the next 50 years she managed her husband’s dental practice in Lynn, Massachusetts while raising 3 children. Her warm personality endeared her to so many. She was a natural organizer and connector in her community, Star of the Sea Church, and Salem Country Club. She made intricate rugs, embroidery and hosted legendary Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings for family and friends.

An avid sports fan, she followed the Red Sox and Patriots with enthusiasm. She was not shy about coaching from the sidelines. Known for her tireless energy, Florence always had time for others. She had a naturally generous heart and wise mind, and she was loved and adored by all who were fortunate enough to know her. She was a great mother, dedicated spouse and engaged citizen. In addition to Francis, her husband of 63 years, she is survived by her daughter, Paula Hannaway Crown and her son-in-law, James Crown of Chicago, her daughter, Patricia Hannaway of Norwich, Vermont, her son, Sean Hannaway and her daughter-in-law Kathleen Hannaway of Manhattan Beach, California and 6 grandchildren: Torie, Hayley, Wm. Andrew and Summer Crown, and Ella and William Hannaway. She is also survived by her sister, Blanche Marquis of Mystic, Connecticut and Helen Cantwell of Danvers, Massachusetts. To celebrate her life, there will be a wake Monday July 8th from 4-8 PM at Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home at 142 Elm Street in Marblehead, MA. On Tuesday July 9th at 12:15 PM, there will be a Mass held at Star of the Sea, 85 Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead. Interment will be private at Waterside Cemetery. To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com Her family welcomes all friends and relatives at a reception at Salem Country Club at 133 Forest Street in Peabody, MA to celebrate the life of Florence Hannaway. The reception will be 2:30-7 PM that afternoon. Her spirit lives on in all of us. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or The Jimmy Fund.

  • FAMILY

  • PATRICIA HANNAWAY, Daughter
  • SEAN HANNAWAY, Son
  • PAULA HANNAWAY, Daughter
  • FRANCIS HANNAWAY, Husband
  • She was a great mother, dedicated spouse and engaged citizen.
    In addition to Francis, her husband of 63 years, she is survived by her daughter, Paula Hannaway Crown and her son-in-law, James Crown of Chicago, her daughter Patricia Hannaway of Norwich, Vermont, her son, Sean Hannaway and her daughter-in-law Kathleen Hannaway of Manhattan Beach, California and 6 grandchildren: Torie, Hayley, Wm. Andrew and Summer Crown, and Ella and William Hannaway. She is also survived by her sister, Blanche Marquis of Mystic, Connecticut and Helen Cantwell of Danvers, Massachusetts.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Robert Thomson

July 7, 2019

Fran; I am so sorry to hear that Flo passed away. She was a great Lady,so friendly and kind to everyone.Flo will surely be missed by all of us. Take care my good friend. Bob and Lorraine Thomson will include you & your family in our prayers.

Robert Thomson

July 7, 2019

Fran; I am so sorry to hear that Flo passed away. She was a great Lady,so friendly and kind to everyone.Flo will surely be missed by all of us. Take care my good friend. Bob and Lorraine Thomson will include you & your family in our prayers.

Robert Thomson

July 7, 2019

Fran; I am so sorry to hear that Flo passed away. She was a great Lady,so friendly and kind to everyone.Flo will surely be missed by all of us. Take care my good friend. Bob and Lorraine Thomson will include you & your family in our prayers.

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Biography

Florence Helen Hannaway of Marblehead, Massachusetts died peacefully on June 29, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home in Manhattan Beach, California. She was 90 years old, and died of natural causes.

Florence was born December 28, 1928 in Lynn Massachusetts, one of six children of Blanche and Boleslaw Klejna. Her father worked at the Lynn Item News. Florence studied at Burdett College and then she worked at the General Electric facility in Lynn. Tall, slim with a brilliant smile, she also worked as a model.

A devoted golfer, Flo met the love of her life, Francis Hannaway, at the Happy Valley Golf Club. This was the beginning of a shared passion for each other and the game of golf. They were married in 1956, and for the next 50 years she managed her husband’s dental practice in Lynn, Massachusetts while raising 3 children. Her warm personality endeared her to so many. She was a natural organizer and connector in her community, Star of the Sea Church, and Salem Country Club. She made intricate rugs, embroidery and hosted legendary Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings for family and friends.

An avid sports fan, she followed the Red Sox and Patriots with enthusiasm. She was not shy about coaching from the sidelines. Known for her tireless energy, Florence always had time for others. She had a naturally generous heart and wise mind, and she was loved and adored by all who were fortunate enough to know her. She was a great mother, dedicated spouse and engaged citizen.
In addition to Francis, her husband of 63 years, she is survived by her daughter, Paula Hannaway Crown and her son-in-law, James Crown of Chicago, her daughter Patricia Hannaway of Norwich, Vermont, her son, Sean Hannaway and her daughter-in-law Kathleen Hannaway of Manhattan Beach, California and 6 grandchildren: Torie, Hayley, Wm. Andrew and Summer Crown, and Ella and William Hannaway. She is also survived by her sister, Blanche Marquis of Mystic, Connecticut and Helen Cantwell of Danvers, Massachusetts.

To celebrate her life, there will be a wake Monday July 8th from 4-8 PM at Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home at 142 Elm Street in Marblehead, MA. On Tuesday July 9th at 12:15 PM, there will be a Mass held at Star of the Sea, 85 Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead. Interment will be private at Waterside Cemetery. To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com

Her family welcomes all friends and relatives at a reception at Salem Country Club at 133 Forest Street in Peabody, MA to celebrate the life of Florence Hannaway. The reception will be 2:30-7 PM that afternoon. Her spirit lives on in all of us.

In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or The Jimmy Fund.