Walter J. Hanlon, 81

FULTON, NY- Walter J. Hanlon, 81, of Fulton, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday October 24, 2018, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Fulton, to the late Walter and Frances (Alnutt) Hanlon.

Mr. Hanlon remained a lifetime resident of Fulton.

Mr. Hanlon retired in 1992 as the police chief with the Fulton Police Department, where he served for 34 years.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Central NY Chiefs Association.

Mr. Hanlon enjoyed hunting and wintering in Florida with his wife for several years.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Hanlon of Fulton; and their son, Walter J. Hanlon III of Fulton.

Funeral service and burial will be held privately.

There will be no calling hours.

The Sugar Funeral Home 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, has care of the arrangements.


  1. My sincere condolences to Carolyn and his son Walter Jr. for the loss of Walter Sr. He was a very fine gentleman and I have enjoyed being friends with you over the years. He has suffered a long time, may he rest in peace.

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