Obituaries

Geoffrey R. Hanley

Died: 2017-02-17
Resided in: Middleton, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2017-02-24 / 4pm-8pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2017-02-25 / 10am
Service location: St. Agnes Parish, Middleton, MA
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2017-02-25
Cemetery: Oakdale, Middleton, MA
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hanley Family Memorial Fund at TD Bank North, 232 South Main Street Middleton, MA 01949 Or c/o Pamela Hoeman, 135 Lake St Middleton, MA 01949
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Geoffrey Robert Hanley 35, died unexpectedly at home on February 17th 2017. He was born on August 26th, 1981 in Ware, Massachusetts. He leaves behind his wife, best friend and soul mate Kathleen (Prenney) Hanley, devoted father to their daughter, Anna Maureen Hanley and son Cayden Lewis Hanley of Middleton, MA. He is survived by his loving parents Charles “Chap” Hanley and Bonnie (Clason) Hanley of Niantic, CT, his sister Marissa Hanley of Los Angeles, CA his step siblings Ashley and Andrew and his adoring grandfather Thomas M Clason. He is predeceased by his grandmother Maureen Ann (Tibbetts) Clason. He also leaves behind his in-laws, Brad and Mary “Mo” Prenney of North Reading, his many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and niece. Geoff was a graduate of North Reading High School and received his bachelor's in business from Salem State University. He was a project manager at Open Meadows Homes in Ipswich. Geoff was a devoted son, husband and father and above all, a kind, gentle soul who always put others ahead of himself. The world has lost a warm and bright light.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hanley Family Memorial Fund at TD Bank North :232 South Main Street Middleton, MA 01949 Or c/o Pamela Hoeman 135 Lake St Middleton, MA 01949

Online condolences below:

Our hearts are heavy and breaking. Praying for you all. Geoff always brought the fun and laughter to our family gatherings. He will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to you all. Aunt Linda and Uncle Joe
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. If you didn't know Geoff you were missing out. We all knew him for his "bear hugs". No matter what you were doing he was always there to help out and lend a hand. He touched many lives and he will always be remembered. "HUGS FOR HANLEY" LOVE YA XO Patricia (Ferguson)
I'm so sorry for your loss. My family loved him very much. Heartbreaking. Melissa Trimmer (Fagner)
Sorry for your loss.
There are no words. Too young. A man who truly loved life, loved his family and always had a smile. A wonderful neighbor. Can't believe he is gone. With love to the Hanley family from you neighbors, Jackie and Paula
I am so sorry for your loss, Geoff was one of the greatest guys I knew. He will be missed greatly RIP Geoff. Mark Collins, Peabody
Dear Kathleen, Anna and Cayden, Their are no words. I am so so sorry. You are in my prayers. Elizabeth MacGregor
So sorry for your loss; your family is in our thoughts. Gretchen Fishman and Family
Dear Chap and family, sending heartfelt condolences and prayers for your family. We are thinking of you and are so sorry for your loss. Heather McCallion & ABB friends
Geoff was truly like the sun - no one around him could possibly resist the pull of his warmth, his charm, his friendship, his passion for simply enjoying life, family, & friends. In such a short time, & with far too few encounters, he left a warm imprint on our family's hearts. He will be truly missed. Kathleen, Anna, & Cayden - I think you will find that you have far more "family" around town than you realize. Much love & deepest condolences from the Dancause's.
May he rest in peace among the angels and saints. Praying for you all during this difficult time.
I'm so sorry for the loss of such a great man.
Kathleen & family We are so very sorry for your loss. The Santisi Family
Chap my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Donna Capone - WICT New England
Geoff was such a gentle soul ! He was like a second son to me way back when my son Victor & Geoff were like brothers ! Born on the same day one year apart they will again celebrate there birthday's together in Heaven. My heart is broken for Kathleen Anna Cayen Bonnie Chap & everyone who loved him . We have definitely lost a shining star. May you find some Peace & Comfort 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Margo & Victor
My deepest sympathy and love to you and your family. I remember Geoff as being the funniest, most likeable and kind person that I always looked forward to my sister having over during her High School years. So sorry... Rachel Kelley (Desrochers)
Geoff coached my Daughter Natalie on basketball. He had an amazing way with the kids, so friendly and genuine. My heart aches for his family, a wonderful person gone far too soon. Our hearts go out to you, and our thoughts are with you all during this extremely difficult time. Evan, Kelly, Owen, Natalie & Harrison Walsh
I've never met anyone like Geoff. He always made me laugh. Such an amazing person. I cannot express how sorry I am. My thoughts are with you all. Rachel Veron, Urell
So sorry for your loss, and everyone's loss. I enjoyed working with Geoff. He was a talented, hard-working, skilled, wonderful guy. He will be greatly missed. Ernest V. DeMaio III Principal Tektoniks Architects
I have never met a sweeter person in my life. If you were having a bad day and Geoff knew it he would go out of his way to try to make you happy. He had the kindest soul of any one I've ever met. To the whole Hanley family I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss
It's been many years since I last saw Geoff, but he left a lasting imprint on my heart through our time together growing up. I will always remember his infectious, charismatic personality. My thoughts prayers and deepest sympathies are with Kathleen and the rest of his family. - Lisa (Desrochers) Henderson
Our thoughts and prayers are with you throughout this difficult time Cindy and Bob Lewis
We met Geoff a couple of years ago and he quickly became a major part of our lives. Some things are meant to be and knowing Geoff and Kathleen is one of those "things". His big personality, warm heart, loving way to his family and friends is a testament to his whole family. We are better people for knowing him and are heartbroken that he was taken from us way too soon. Maggie's Farm will always remain warm in our hearts and always be "our" place. Truly another angel is now in heaven - Cary & Lynne Johnson
Geoff always made me laugh. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Xoxo, Kelly 'Flo' Lambert NRHS class of '99
I am so sorry for your the loss of yourson. As a mother I know the feeling our Son's were great friends now there friends in Heaven. My Son Jason spoke of your Son I met him years ago then after my son passed. God with hold your son in his arms till you can be with him again. God Bless You and the family and his children. Carole Haggerty
Chap, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your your family. Louann Keaveny & ABB friends.
Geoff was a truly delightful person to be around and I will always picture him in the soccer goal during dads against daughters soccer scrimmages. He made everyone laugh and our town is a better place because of his presence and involvement. I am going to miss watching him interact with all the kids-- because he did that better than anyone. . My heart breaks for your family, but I hope you will be able to feel the sincere love and support of people who care all around you. May God bless your family in a special way to help you carry on. All our love, Rita and Kenneth Shann and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your your family. Aldo Cassano and Family.
There are no words to express how sad this is. You have our deepest sympathy. Sally & Geoff Conway
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers..The Malm -Brust family
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you and your family and are praying for you all. Love, Brittany and Michael Giraud
Chap and Hanley Family: It was with great sadness that we learned of Geoffrey's passing. Please accept the heartfelt condolences of all the Board members in the hope that in some small way they help you through these trying times. Phil Michalowski Garde Arts Center
Geoff was such a loyal friend to me and my son Gary. He will be sadly missed and heaven has gained another angel to watch over family and friends. Kathleen and thier children will be in my prayers.till we meet again all our love Joanne,Gary,Jessica, Jordan Stevens
We are saddened and so sorry for your loss. Geoff was kind, caring and always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Paulette and Phil
Geoff was one of those kind of guys that you just be around and not smile. I only knew him for a short time but in that time he treated me and my family, like family. He had a personality that seemed larger than life and was so generous and kind. The Hunt Family is here for you at this difficult time if you need anything and we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. -Stephen Hunt
Dear Chap and family - I'm so sorry to hear of your son's passing. Please know I am thinking of you and sending love as you get through this time together. Cory Beaulieu
Even if you only knew Geoff through business, as I did, anyone would consider him a friend. I good friend that would do anything to help you if you asked. He was a wonderful person. It's painful and confusing wondering why he'd be taken from us all so young. It's not our place to ask. Simply feel blessed you knew him. My sincere condolences to Geoff's family and friends. Mark Sorenson.
We are so very sorry for your loss Hanley family. Our kids played lots of sports together and we got to know Geoff through coaching sports and school activities. He was indeed a great father and family man who loved the children of Middleton, we will miss him. All our best in this very tough time. -The Siewko Family
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. I wish you all comfort and the support of family and friends. - Dawn Folopoulos (Mary's colleague)
Very sorry for your loss. Although I only appeared at Ferguson occasionally, Geoff as you know, was funny and great to work with and was someone who added enjoyment to the day. Kurt von Kahle
Even if you only knew Geoff through business, as I did, anyone would consider him a friend. I good friend that would do anything to help you if you asked. He was a wonderful person. It's painful and confusing wondering why he'd be taken from us all so young. It's not our place to ask. Simply feel blessed you knew him. My sincere condolences to Geoff's family and friends. Mark Sorenson.
I am so sorry for your loss. This is a tragedy for someone this young to lose his life, and a tragedy for his family as well. I am truly heartbroken for you. May he rest in peace, and may the family find some peace a solace through wonderful memories. Nancy Williams Director Robert A. DeLeo/Winthrop Senior Center Council on Aging
Words of comfort are hard to find when someone is suddenly taken out of our lives. Some things have no good explanation except that life is fragile and life is precious. It is thought that Jesus's bother, James, said: "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." We have no good choice except to Trust in The Lord and thank him for every day, every breath he gives us and a promise of Life to come. They are gifts, unearned. As time goes by, I find the pain, the ache, slowly fades but the shining moments of love and laughter grow stronger. Hugo Wiberg, friend of Mary Prenney, Geoff's mother-in-law
So saddened to learn of the passing of your son. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. May his warmth and light continue to live in your hearts forever. My deepest sympathy, Diane Robart
Dear Bonnie, Chap and family, sending heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Joyce Wojtas, Niantic, CT
Though I didn't know you Geoffrey I know your sweet mother-in-law Mary Penney from the Senior Center and my sympathies are being sent to your family & friends. Bless you for the life you lived that inspired so many others. Carol Angelo
I too will be one of the many missing Geoffrey's infectious personality , his smile and love of others . It has been a few years since Geoffrey and i worked together at the Lynn plumbing counter . Although life took us both in different directions . Geoffrey's love for family and friends will be missed , i will miss the surprise visit's he would make to the Woburn plumbing counter staying in touch with old friends when he was able . Geoffrey's Big Smile , Great Personalty and love of others shall be remembered . God bless Geoffrey's family and friend's . Rollie
We knew Geoff through Open Meadows and our project. What a wonderful person, who was always there with a ready smile - it was a pleasure working with him. Our hearts go out to Geoff's family. - Martin Seidel and Bonnie Bertolaet

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