William F. "Bill" Hanagan
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Hanagan, William F. "Bill"

William F. "Bill" Hanagan, 96 of Binghamton passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016. He was predeceased by his wife Rita; his brothers, Jack and Robert and sisters, Helen and Kate.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Whelan and his children, Suzanne (James) Miller, Michael (Annie) Hanagan, and John Hanagan, all of Binghamton, and Nancy (Larry) Henneberger, of Oakton, VA; grandchildren, Timothy (Kelly) Miller, of Endwell, Sean (Heather) Miller, of Kennebunk, ME, Daniel (Patricia) Miller, of Springfield, VA; great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Emily, and Megan Miller, of Endwell, Brenna and Camden Miller of Kennebunk, ME, Alexandra and Nicholas Rocha, of Springfield, VA; and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Church of Saints John and Andrew, Binghamton. As a revered member of "the Greatest Generation," Bill served his country in World War II, earning a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in heavy combat in snowbound terrain on Christmas night in 1944 in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war's end he was employed as a manager by the A&P Tea Company in several Binghamton store locations for 21 years, thereafter engaging in his own business of residential interior painting and wall papering in the Binghamton area. Bill dedicated his life to unselfish, compassionate service and sacrifices for his family, friends, and his community-at large, daily living the values of his Catholic faith and demonstrating how one goes about finding God in all things. On the occasion of his 95th birthday, Bill was honored by Pope Francis with an Apostolic blessing and a rosary blessed by the Pope. A Funeral Mass will be offered at the Church of Saints John and Andrew, Vestal Avenue, Binghamton, Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton Sunday from 1-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Bill may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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April 11, 2016
The world has lost a very kind, sweet soul. Heaven has gained an angel. Sorry for your loss.
April 9, 2016
As both my dad and mom would have said,"They don't t come better than Bill Hanagan". You all were so blessed to have such a good man to influence your lives for so long. That said I know how much you will miss him I wish I could have given my condolences in person.Know that I am thinking of all of you. Denise and Joe Capitummino
Denise Capitummino
April 4, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. We were away this past weekend so were not able to attend. Sending hugs and much love.
Sharon McCarthy Rockefeller
April 4, 2016
Sue,Jim and family: Both Grace and I were sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Are payers are with your family.
Bob and Grace Coyle
April 4, 2016
Sue and family: Grace and I are sorry for your loss. I was really impressed with your fathers war record, you can be very proud! We understand he was credit to the community.
April 4, 2016
Mike , John and family,
I send my condolences in the passing of your father. i met Bill when working for a paint store and had the utmost respect for him. As everyone is mentioning he truly was a gentleman and a favorite customer of mine. I was not aware of his service to our country but at the same time not surprised. To the family I'm so sorry for your loss and to Bill thank you for your service and rest in peace my friend.
Rodger Page
April 4, 2016
Sue and family, Sorry to learn of your Fathers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
Mary & Dave Reese
Mary Reese
April 3, 2016
Sue, Nancy, Mike & John, I am sorry to read of your Dad's passing. Our parents were friends for so many years. Your dad was the last of the family friends. I think of you often. There are many good memories of backyard barbecues and New Year's Eve parties.
Beverly Haluska
April 3, 2016
I am so sorry Mike...Your dad was very kind to me every time I saw him. You and your family have been in my thoughts. I never knew that he was such an awesome war hero. What an inspiriring life he led.
April 3, 2016
The Nanni Family
April 3, 2016
We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing, he was a true gentleman and a role model for many.
We have many memories of the good times that your dad and mom and our parents enjoyed together. May God bless and comfort you. Our prayers are with you.
Bob and Nancy Kendrot
April 2, 2016
Mike and extended family, my sympathies for the loss of your dad. A great gentleman who will be remembered for years to come. My prayers to all for your loss.
Lyle Bensen
April 1, 2016
Bill was a wonderful man, always kind and patient. We are so sorry for your loss and will remember him kindly.
Don and Marilynn Ahearn
Marilynn Ahearn
April 1, 2016
Sue, John and family,
So sorry to read of your dad's passing. He had a wonderful long life and was able to live as he wanted still keeping busy and doing for others.
It is difficult to lose a parent at any age, but you all had him for a very long time. May he rest in peace.
Mary Ellen Meskell
April 1, 2016
My late father Tom Kelly and Bill were great friends. Always a pleasure to see him painting at our house over the years. Would never find a nicer man with a stronger work ethic.
Kevin Kelly
April 1, 2016
Bill very often was at our house with his painting and paper hanging business. He became like a member of the family , and was always so good to anne and Jay. We are so sorry to learn of his passing, our deepest sympathy to his children. We will always remember with kindness.

Don and Marilynn Ahearn
Marilynn Ahearn
April 1, 2016
Thank you for your service to our Nation. Rest Easy, Soldier, we have the Watch.
April 1, 2016
Michael, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. My heart sends you hugs.
Chris Cahill
April 1, 2016
Bill is an absolutely memorable, thoughtful, kind, intelligent person. The world is a better place because Bill Hanagan lived among us.
Please accept my condolences.
Dr Joseph T. Hogan
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