Raymond J. Hanley

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.


  1. Dear Amy and Family,
    My thought and prayers are with all of you. May many loving, happy memories and God’s Angels help sustain you as you grieve. I’m so sorry for your loss. Ray was a wonderful guy! Marie Sterphone

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