Rev. Msgr. Andrew William Hanley

February 2, 1914November 7, 2012

Rev. Msgr. Andrew William Hanley, was born February 1, 1914 in Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon County, Ireland. He graduated from St. John's Seminary June 1940 , Waterford , Ireland, and was ordinained June 16, 1940 at St. John's, Waterford, Ireland, saying his First Mass June 17, 1940 at St. Nathy's Cathedral, Ballaghaderreen, Ireland. From 1942-1943 he was Associate Pastor at Sacred Heart, Coronado, and continued to serve several parishes as Pastor in San Diego, Ramona, San Bernardino, and Needles, CA. In San Diego, Msgr. served from 1964-1970 at St. Agnes, in Point Loma, and at St. John the Evangelist from 1970 to 1988. While in San Diego, Rev. Msgr Hanley loved to walk the paths in Shelter Island during his time off.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. at Nazareth House where he lived for 8 years. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 16, 2012

Rev. Msgr. Andrew William Hanley

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Stephen Caro

June 22, 2013

I was lucky enough to meet Msgr Andrew Hanley November 7, 2005. He called me to list his Palm Springs Condominium. I enjoyed getting to know him. Even after the sale, we kept in touch. He had the best stories and jokes. What a wonderful man. I wish I would of met him sooner.
Stephen Caro(Palm Springs, CA)

Robert Nelson

March 3, 2013

A priest of priests. Shepherd of His flock in Needles and one of my most treasured memories of Needles California. Father Hanley. I was one of his alter boys and found my love of Latin through him.

February 11, 2013

Hi was Nell a sister of Msgr would love to no or if she knew my Mum Margaret Hanley

Vicki Kohoutek

February 10, 2013

Monsignor Andrew Hanley is one of those rare individuals who touches your heart so deeply -- no matter how brief your time with him was -- that he is always and forever in your heart, mind and soul!. Until we meet again Andrew. Your friend Vicki A Kohoutek.

madeline mullen

January 3, 2013

Did not no Father Andrew but My Mum Margaret Hanley was a cousin of his and She often spoke of him May He Rest In Peace

December 7, 2012

A wonderul priest who left so many loving memories with the people of Needles. He was there when I was a young girl and he was so loved by all his parish.

Raymond R Castro

December 6, 2012

Msgr Andrew Hanley married my wife and I on june 22 1951 at St.Ann catholic church
in Needles,Ca. He also baptized our first born in june 1952, God Bless him

Annie Casas

November 17, 2012

Msgr. Andrew Hanley will certainly be missed ! We looked forward to seeing him every February. The last time we visited with him, (9 months ago) he was being wheeled out of Mass. We had a nice visit, he told us he was looking forward to being 100 years old........he almost made it ! Ninety -eight years old and still remembered St. Ann Catholic Church and a lot of it's parishioners. He married Bob and I , back in 1958. (54 years ago) and he baptized our children .Know that we loved him ! Receive our condolences ! Bob, Annie Casas & Family !

Blanche Kelley

November 16, 2012

You will always live in our hearts and prayers... you were such an important part of our family and faith.

Nannette McCorkle

November 15, 2012

Msgr. Hanley was a true servant of God who touched generations of lives in Needles, CA. He was often invited into the homes of both Catholic and Protestant alike and has a permanent place in Needles' history and hearts.