Welcome to the memorial page for

Edward F. Hanlon

May 18, 1922 ~ July 4, 2017 (age 95)

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Edward Francis Hanlon, age 95, of Hull, formerly of Boston and Randolph, died peacefully on July 4, 2017. The beloved husband of the late Anne (McCarthy) Hanlon. Loving father of Joan Morey of Hull, Anne Keane and husband Roy of Hanson, Mary Davis and husband Ray of Cohasset, Edward Hanlon and wife Diane of Hanson, Paula Hanlon of Hull, Mark Hanlon of Halifax, Michael Hanlon and wife Marie of Hull. Devoted grandfather and great-grandfather of 17. Dear brother of James Hanlon of Scituate and the late William Hanlon, Kathleen Bystrom, Agnes Bradley and Margaret Harrington. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.


Edward graduated from Jamaica Plain Agricultural High School in 1940 and enlisted in the US Navy in 1942. He survived by the sinking of the USS Southern Seas in Okinawa on Oct. 9, 1945. He was a union carpenter with the Local 33 for several decades. For most of his life, his hobby was organic gardening which he pursued with passion. He dearly loved his wife Anne and family.


Friends and family are invited to celebrate Edward’s life during visiting hours on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4-7 pm in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10 am in St. Ann Church at St. Mary Parish, 208 Samoset Ave, Hull, MA. 02045. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Edward may be made to the Norwell VNA & Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA. 02061. 

 Service Information

July 7, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home
160 South Main Street, P.O. BOX 431 (actual 1 Summer St.)
Cohasset, MA 02025

Funeral Mass
July 8, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Ann Church
208 Samoset Ave.
Hull, Massachusetts 02045

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