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.
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.