Michael J. Hance
FUNERAL HOME
Arthur F. White Funeral Home Inc
234 Broadway
Bethpage, NY
HANCE - Michael J., 44, of Bethpage, NY lost his battle to cancer on March 12, 2017. Proud NYPD police officer for 17 years and 9/11 first responder hero. Adored Daddy of Kaitlyn and Jenna. Beloved son of Barbara and Peter. Loving brother of Donna Volpe (Joseph), Peter (Sara) and Laura Jean Campisi (Al). Cherished uncle Michael of Krysten, Vinny, Nicholas, Frankie, Hailey, A.J. and Peyton. Devoted fiance to Melanie. The family will receive visitors Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc., 234 Broadway, Bethpage. Funeral Mass, Saturday 11 am at St. Martin of Tours RC Church. Cremation Private.


Published by Newsday on Mar. 14, 2017.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Mar
16
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Arthur F. White Funeral Home Inc.
234 Broadway, Bethpage, NY
Mar
16
Visitation
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Arthur F. White Funeral Home Inc.
234 Broadway, Bethpage, NY
Mar
17
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Arthur F. White Funeral Home Inc
234 Broadway, Bethpage, NY
Mar
17
Visitation
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Arthur F. White Funeral Home Inc
234 Broadway, Bethpage, NY
Mar
18
Funeral Mass
11:00a.m.
St. Martin of Tours RC Church
NY
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49 Entries
Always remembered. A great man. May you live, laugh and love in the presence of God.
Michael Torres
March 8, 2021
Rip Michael, my thoughts and prayers go out to your family god bless them
Linda Bruestle
March 16, 2018
Peter j Hance
December 14, 2017
Peter j Hance
December 14, 2017
Memory Eternal!
Vasilli Lobanov-Rostovsky
June 21, 2017
Funny guy
Karen Hill
Coworker
April 10, 2017
Rest In Peace Office Hance. You will always be remembered a hero.
Toronto Police
April 8, 2017
Thank you Officer Hance. A hero and shining light for all humankind
Troy Farmer
April 2, 2017
To Michael's daughters, your dad was a wonderful guy, I knew him 20 yrs ago at work and was so saddened by the news of his passing yet delighted to see him dance in the streets of NYC, that was the Michael I knew and miss already, love and peace to you girls
March 20, 2017
I don't know any of your family, Officer Hance, I didn't even know you, but you touched my heart with your lighthearted dance during a gay pride parade. May you rest in peace and may your family, friends, loved ones, and acquaintances find the resilience, strength, and peace necessary to carry them through this darkest of times. You were an exemplary person Officer Hance, even though you are no longer here with us on this plane of existence your light will continue to shine through the legacy you left behind. We need the world to be filled with the kind of love you evidently had for your fellow man. Bless you.
Maria Suarez
March 19, 2017
My condolences to the entire Hance Family.
Pat Pendl
March 18, 2017
My sincerest condolences to the entire Hance family.Linda M. TurnerTampa, FL
Linda Turner
March 18, 2017
So sorry to hear of Michael's passing... May he rest in the Lord's arms...

June & Matt Fay
June Fay
March 17, 2017
Thank you for being , nice guy will miss you.
Larry Raderstorf
Friend
March 18, 2017
To the family of Peter Hanse my heart goes to you for your lose .I know how you feel June and I lost one of her sons two years ago at the age of 53. What else can I say but God Bless your family
Matthew Fay
March 17, 2017
GOD BLESS OFFICER HANCE. MAY HE BE AT PEACE AND KNOW THAT THE GUARDIAN ANGELS WILL ALWAYS PROTECT HIS BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS!AND FAMILY! WHENEVER THEY SEE SUNSHINE IT WILL BE YOU SMILING AND THROWING THEM KISSES FROM UP ABOVE! YOU WILL BE MISSED!! YOU ARE A 'TRUE HERO'
Laura McLaughlin
March 17, 2017
Condolences to the Hance Family. Though I never met Michael it is clear what a good and giving man he was. May you find peace in his memory and the examples he left of what it means to serve others selflessly.
Anonymous
March 17, 2017
May your light shine on through the people you touched, directly or indirectly.. May your light shine your two daughters and may your path of peace and acceptance continue through your fellow officers. You touched my life in a way that was unexpected
Lynn Clemons
March 17, 2017
Very saddened to hear about Michael's passing. I used to own a smoke shop in the king kullen shopping center on Stewart avenue and Michael would hang out with me and my brother all the time. What a great funny man
David Kirby
March 17, 2017
My deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Michael ... Why he was chosen for a special assignment by God will not be known until we too shed our mortal body ... Michael was well loved by the Lord as he brought his peace and love to all through his service ... May he rest in peace ...
Martin J
March 16, 2017
My warmest regards to the Hance family. Michael was a wonderful young man with a zest for life and a great sense of humor. I feel fortunate to have crossed paths with him.
Larry Alssid
March 16, 2017
Fly free Officer Hance!
March 16, 2017
Greg from Akron Ohio. My condolences to your family and friends on the loss of such a strong and brave officer and man. He was truly a hero that loved and cared about anyone he met.
Gregory Bible
March 15, 2017
You were one of the best! I am so very very sorry your kids didn't nearly have enough time with you! The world is missing one of the best and NYC is missing one of the greatest officers! You will never be forgotten
Danny Manzo
March 15, 2017
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Rick Jordan
March 15, 2017
Like many others here, I did not know Officer Hance , but I was deeply touched by a video of him which showed a man of great compassion and warmth. I wanted to thank him for that and for his courageous service to the City, and express my sympathy to his family.
Steven
March 15, 2017
Thank you for your heroic service to our country.
Ben Lunkwitz
March 15, 2017
I did not know you at all. After reading all about you and your obituary- I now feel that I LOVE YOU. RIP

You were a wonderful human being.
Jerry Coccoli
March 15, 2017
TO THE HANCE FAMILY WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY FOR YOUR LOSS. COMPREHENSIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT AND STAFF.
March 15, 2017
My sincerest condolences to The Hance Family.
Eric Fitz
March 15, 2017
He rescued me when I was in trouble. He was funny and kind and shared some wisdom with me I will never forget. A very special man who will be deeply missed.
Nicole D.
March 15, 2017
I never knew Officer Michael J. Hance. I learned of him in the aftermath of his merriment at the Heritage of Pride parade. Clearly, a fun-loving man, his gesture meant so much to a sometimes marginalized community. I had no idea that Michael became mortally ill as a result of his selfless service on the September 11th pile. It saddened me to learn of his battle and demise. A little bit of sunlight set when Michael closed his eyes. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Eric Wilson
March 15, 2017
What a wonderful human being. His family can be so proud. This is a man we all wish we knew and could thank for all he did for others. So much love and prayers for his beautiful family.
Maggie Walter
March 15, 2017
Greatest condolences from San Antonio, Texas to the loved ones, family, and friends of Officer Hance.

Although we did not personally know him, the video of him dancing with parade goers in 2015 told a story of a man with a huge heart and beautiful soul.

Rest in Peace Sir
Rudoloh Lopez
March 15, 2017
Prayers go to the family that they find peace at this time. And thank you to Michael for his service and may you be pain free and r.i.p.
T Risch-Molina
March 15, 2017
Thank you Michael for showing the world what it means to love others! I didn't know you, but like so many others who saw your dancing video from 2015, you showed what it means to love thy neighbor! Gone far too soon, but never forgotten!!
James Fulton
March 15, 2017
This man made me proud to be a New Yorker. RIP.
David Hernandez
March 15, 2017
To a Great Hero:
Rest in peace
Kenny Duane
March 14, 2017
A year or so ago, I had seen the video of Michael dancing at the parade. This evening, I read the article detailing a bit about his life, his career and his recent death. I was unexpectedly overcome with emotion and a great sense of loss. Men like Michael restore our faith in humanity and simply make this world a better place in which to live. A great light has gone out. My condolences.
Michael Torres
March 14, 2017
I read an article about Michael today. A tremendous loss for this community. Sending all my love to his family and the NYPD.
M Sullivan
March 14, 2017
With a heavy heart I can not even imagine the pain the family of such a respected person is going through. He was a man of integrity and honor , who brought joy and acceptance to so many. I was heartbroken to learn of Officer's passing, a true National hero. God bless him and his family.. both blood and brotherhood of law enforcement. Lynn Clemons - Covington LA
Lynn Clemons
Acquaintance
March 15, 2017
I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of this officer. He put a very fine face on the NYPD and made a lot of people smile. I believe he was a hero and a public servant of the highest order.

Rest in peace, Sir. My condolences to all of Officer Hance's loved ones.
Mark Silver
March 14, 2017
I never met Michael but like many saw his love and tolerance of people in 2015. Words don't make the sorrow leave. Just know that he gave NY a moment to smile.
Veronica Vargas
March 14, 2017
Read his story today. What a wonderful man. So very sorry this happened to him. Only 44 and his little girls. He was one of the good guys..........
dj reed
March 14, 2017
RIP Officer Hance, thank you for your service to our city. Prayers for your girls, parents, family and friends.
Jacqueline Lynch
March 14, 2017
We send our love and hugs. Please hold onto the sweet memories and treasure them. You girls are his legacy and he will be thrilled by every one of your milestones.
JoAnna and David Ware
March 14, 2017
juan carlos perlera
March 14, 2017
michael we will never forget him god bless 911 hero
juan carlos perlera
March 14, 2017
Michael will remain in our hearts forever. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. ❤May you find comfort in the ones around you. Michael brought so much joy into our lives. We will never forget him. Friends till the end! I'll see you on the other side of the stars my friend. Michael, will always hold a special place in my heart forever. Love you!
Deborah Ambrosio
March 14, 2017
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