Jean M. Hanley, 83, Westport


Jean M. (Connell) Hanley, 83, of Westport, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, peacefully at home with her sons by her side. She was the wife of the late Gerald M. Hanley.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Alphonse and Irene (Laroque) Connell, she had lived in Westport since 1963.  Mrs. Hanley was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church, Westport.  She enjoyed gardening and family gatherings, but most of all she loved spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Michael G. Hanley of Westport and Patrick Hanley of Westport; two brothers, John Connell of Somerset and Charles Connell of Fall River; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Gerry Connell, Grace McCarthy, Jacqueline Lage and James Connell.

Her memorial Mass, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Thursday, March 20, at St. John the Baptist Church, Westport at 10:30 a.m. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Amedisys Christian Fund: Care Center 4410, 5959 South Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

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