Daniel Edward Hanley, 61, 10/18/2008

OSWEGO, NY – Daniel Edward Hanley, 61, passed away at home on Oct. 18, 2008, after a spirited battle with cancer.

He was the son of the late Raymond and Ethel (O’Mara) Hanley.

Daniel Edward Hanley
Daniel Edward Hanley

A lifelong resident of Oswego, he is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Barbara King; his daughters, Elaine (Michael Collins) of Morrisville, Pa., Jennifer (Marc Isser), of Washington, D.C., and Victoria of Blue Bell, Pa.; and his beloved dog, Player.

He was predeceased by his son, Craig, in 1972; his brother, Frederick; his sister, Winifred “Chickie” McManus; his niece, Megan; and his nephew, Owen King.

He is also survived by four siblings: Raymond (Amy) Hanley of Vero Beach, Fla., Mary (Robert) Munski of Webster, NY, Patricia (Ranald) Bleakley of Marcellus, NY, and Richard (Ceal) Hanley of Wilmington, NC; his sister-in-law, Frances Hanley; his mother-in-law, Rita King; and his aunt, Patricia Hanley, all of Oswego; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition, he is survived by four brothers and sisters-in-law: Robert and Carol King of Montpelier, Vt., James and Nancy King of Mattydale, NY, Michael and Juli King of Colorado Springs, Colo., and David and Linda King of Oswego.

Mr. Hanley was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Parish, where he attended elementary school.

After his graduation from Oswego High School, he served a union apprenticeship with Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local #54, and was a current member of BAC #1.

He worked on many construction projects throughout Central New York, including the brickwork on his home parish of St. Paul’s.

His last project was the Oswego Library addition and restoration.

Mr. Hanley will be remembered as an avid hunter, fisherman, reader, and cook.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was very proud of his Irish heritage and was particularly proud of his three daughters.

He maintained his sense of humor and concern for others throughout his latest illness.

Calling hours are scheduled for Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. at Dowdle’s Funeral Home, 154 E. Fourth St., Oswego.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Church on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery immediately following the mass.

Donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or Oswego Hospital.


  1. I was a childhood neighbor and friend of Danny. We lived next door to each other off 4th and Cayuga until we moved away in 1952. I only saw him once after that time, but when I thought of visiting Oswego I often thought of the whole Hanley family.

    They had the 1st TV on the block and everyone went to their house to watch “Saturday night wrestling” from Chicago. The memories will stay with me forever and I will smile.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Hal Van Horn
    Viera, FL

  2. Barb,
    Just found out of Dans passing. Please accept my sincere condolances. In my many chats with him he always expressed how proud he was of you and the children. He was a good man and I know he will be sorely missed. Time heals. God bless you and the children.

    Bob Maki

  3. Barb, Sue and I just learned of Dan’s passing. We are sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of times shared, Our condolences at this difficult time. Larry and Sue Narolis

  4. Jen and family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Raina, Dexter and Abby

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