OSWEGO, NY – Raymond J. Hanley, 72, a resident of Mexico, NY, and Vero Beach, Fla., passed away unexpectedly in Mexico on Saturday Sept. 10, 2011.
Born in Oswego, he was a son of the late Raymond and Ethel (O’Mara) Hanley and was a graduate of St. Paul’s Academy and Oswego Catholic High School.
Mr. Hanley was a member of IBEW #328 for approximately 50 years and had worked on several construction projects throughout the Oswego area.
He was a life member of the Oswego Elks Lodge #271.
He enjoyed hunting, bowling and above all else, was an avid fisherman.
Mr. Hanley served his country for several years as a member of the Coast Guard Reserves.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Amy Ranous; three children, Alan (Cindy) Hanley of Mexico, Karen (John) Washer also of Mexico and Tim (Laurie) Hanley of Las Vegas; five grandchildren, Dustin, Christopher and Morgan Hanley and Johnny and Joshua Washer; a sister, Patricia (Ranald) Bleakley of Marcellus, NY; and a brother, Richard (Ceal) Hanley of Wilmington, NC.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Frederick and Daniel Hanley; and two sisters, Winifred “Chickie” McManus and Mary Munski.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association.