Shadow Mountain Mortuary

2350 East Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ


Lydia Mary Hanrahan

April 1, 1947February 3, 2020

Lydia Mary Hanrahan, age 72, of Phoenix, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020. She was born on April 1, 1947 to the late Orville and Margaret (Nihen) Roberts in Hazleton, PA. Lydia attended Scottsdale High School, graduating class of 1964; then furthered her education at Arizona State University. On August 20, 1972, she married Brian Hanrahan at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Phoenix. Lydia spent her career in retail and was a devoted member of St. Joseph’s and an active participant in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. She was the most dedicated and loving of a mother and wife as there ever was. Lydia enjoyed hiking and strolls on the beach in her earlier days. Deeply committed to her family, in her last years she loved nothing more than seeing her grandchildren. Lydia is survived by her loving spouse of 48 years, Brian; three children, Chris (Bre), David (Hannah), and Katie Hanrahan; three siblings, Susan (Charles) Carlise, Tom (Maureen) Weitzel, and Jim Weitzel; three grandchildren, Stella, Pierce, and Jett; and many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be from 10:00 - 11:00 am on Friday, February 7, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church – Ascension Hall, 11001 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85020 with the Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 am. Graveside services to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008 at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lydia’s honor may be made to Special Olympics of Arizona, 5601 W. Mohave St. Suite C, Phoenix, AZ 85043.


  • Brian Hanrahan, Pallbearer
  • Chris Hanrahan, Pallbearer
  • David Hanrahan, Pallbearer
  • Jim Weitzel, Pallbearer
  • Tom Weitzel, Pallbearer
  • Chuck Carlise, Pallbearer

  • Special Olympics of Arizona


  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, February 7, 2020


Lydia Mary Hanrahan

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Angela Byrne Knudsen

February 7, 2020

Dear Brian, Dear Hanrahan Family,
We just learned of Lydia’s passing, and want to express our sorrow that she has died.
Our families moved across the country over the years, and I’m so sorry that distance kept us from knowing dear Lydia, this wonderful woman, so greatly loved by her lifetime circle of family and friends. We are thinking of you today, and each and every one of us are praying with you. Phil and I, Sheila, Casey, Lizzie and Nick and all their families, are joining you in your sorrow. We hope that God will help you in your terrible loss, and help you in your profound and wrenching sadness.
We are hugging you all today.
God bless you.
Angela, for all the Byrnes and Knudsens, praying with you today.

Grace Farmos

February 5, 2020

Dear Brian, Chris, Dave and Katie,
It was an honor to meet Lydia and spend a bit of time with her. We connected as mothers who love our children very much.
She was so proud and excited. What a blessing to have everyone together.
Our prayer is that you will be blessed and comforted by many beautiful and loving memories.
Our love and condolences to all of you.
George and Grace Farmos

Donna Hartman

February 5, 2020

Heaven gained another star
You were a special friend
No longer here but will remember
the times we had together!
May you rest in peace

David Hanrahan

February 5, 2020

Love you mom.... - David

Spike Graham

February 5, 2020

Brian and Family......

Both Wendy and I are so very sad to learn about the passing of Lydia. We will be out of town for the services, but wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God bless you and your family....

Spike and Wendy Graham