Deacon Edward F. Hanley, 73, died Sept. 1.
He graduated from Father Judge High School in 1965, and was employed by SEPTA as a crew dispatcher/administrator, a position from which he retired in 2011.
Deacon Hanley was ordained June 11, 2006 by Cardinal Justin Rigali at the Cathedral Basilica of SS.Peter and Paul. He was assigned to St. Timothy Parish in Northeast Philadelphia where he coordinated Communion calls to the sick and elderly, taught in the RCIA program and wrote biblical reflections for the weekly parish bulletin.
The funeral Mass was Sept. 5 at St. Timothy Church. The principal celebrant was Bishop Edward M. Deliman, and the homilist was Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan.
Deacon Hanley is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley; a son, Michael; two grandchildren; and two siblings.
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