Louise M.'s Story

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Louise M. Hanlon, age 78, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on January 12, 2017. Born December 10, 1938, Louise was the daughter of the late Eugene and Delphine Daley of Salem, Mass. She was predeceased by her brothers, Thomas Daley and Richard Daley, and her son-in-law, Stephen B. Magrane.
Louise Hanlon was a member of Salem High School Class of 1957. After graduation, Louise went to work at the Telephone Company in Salem, Mass. After marrying Thomas M. Hanlon, Jr. of Salem, Mass., in 1961, she left the phone company and traveled with her husband who was in the US Military. In 1979, Louise returned to New England Telephone and held several positions, finally retiring as Manager in 1995.
Following her divorce, Louise shared over 40 wonderful years together with her longtime companion, Mike Collins. With a strong passion for life and everything fun, she was very active with several groups of friends, frequently attending concerts, theater events at the North Shore Music Theater, and trips. Each summer, Louise and Mike attended the horse races in Saratoga, N.Y.
Louise is survived by five children and their families, Thomas M. Hanlon III and wife, Prof. Stephanie Leone; Laurie Magrane and children, Ashley (Magrane) Quell with husband, Robert Quell, and daughter, Sadie, Erin Magrane and fiancée, Bobby Mazzarino, Kelsey Magrane and Molly Sue Magrane; Colleen Hanlon and son, Nicholas McKenzie, and grandson, Nicholas Jr.; Kathleen (Hanlon) Langan and husband, Eugene Langan, and children, John and Hannah; David J. Hanlon and wife, Audrey (Hodgdon) Hanlon, and children, Michael and Rae.
Louise found great joy in spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she will be deeply missed.
Her visiting hours will be held at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (corner of North Street), Salem, on Tuesday January 17, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 10 a.m. Interment in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For additional information or online guest book, please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
Published on  January 14, 2017
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