Lawrence J. Hanney
of Leominster; 72
LEOMINSTER -- Lawrence J. Hanney, 72, of Leominster, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in UMass Medical Center, Worcester. Larry was born in Clinton, an only child to Lawrence and Theresa (Haire) Hanney.
He grew up in Leominster and graduated from Saxton Trade School in 1958. He worked as a self -employed auto mechanic on Central Street in Leominster for many years. He later went on to work at Leominster Recycling Company and then as a care taker for the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #477 in Leominster where he had been a very active member since 1969. Larry was very proud of his Irish heritage. He enjoyed listening to Irish music. One of his treasured memories was his trip to Ireland one year where he was able to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. He also enjoyed fishing, cars, and spending time with his friends at the Eagles Club.
Larry leaves behind his former wife; Rae E. Hanney of Leominster; his son, Lawrence Hanney Jr. and his wife, Debra of Leominster, four daughters, Francine Leger and her husband, David of Fitchburg, Robin Sellars of Fitchburg, Kelly Bond and her husband, Allen of Leominster, and Christine Hanney and her companion, Matt Avallone of Leominster; 10 grandchildren, Heather, Danielle, Janice, Sarina, Sarah, Gabrielle, Nathan, Alec, Owen, and Myles; two great-grandchildren, Lucas, and Kendall; many nieces and nephews.
HANNEY -- There will be no calling hours. The family invites you to attend A Celebration of his Life on Sunday, March 16th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Eagles Hall, 456 Litchfield St., Leominster. Burial will be in St. Leo's Cemetery in the spring at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations in Larry's name be sent to: The Jimmy Durante Children's Fund, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Charity Foundation, 1623 Gateway Circle South, Grove City, OH 43123, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-883-2200.
To send the family an online condolence, please visit our website at: www.simardfuneralhome.com.
Simard Funeral Home, 14 Walker St., Leominster is assisting the family with arrangements.
M.A. Simard & Son Funeral Home
14 Walker Street Leominster, MA 01453
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Mar. 10, 2014