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Died - 12/31/2020

Hanley, Richard Gerald

March 31, 1934 - December 31, 2020

Born in Faribault, MN to John Joseph Hanley and Theresa Bernadette O'Brien Hanley, the eldest of 5 children. He was a Graduate of Bethlehem Academy, University of St. Thomas (BA) and the University of Minnesota (MA). Richard was united in marriage to Kathleen Louise Paquette on August 27, 1960. They enjoyed over four decades together raising 7 children, camping, traveling, fishing and spending time with family. He worked as a Teacher/Coach at Adams High school in Adams, MN from 1956-57. He served in the US Army 1957-1959. He was a Teacher/Coach for the Wayzata School District from 1959 to his retirement in 1986. He was the Manager of Winning Edge Learning Center, Wayzata, MN 1986-1989, Director at North Shore Community Recreation, Hennepin County Service Center-1989-2001. He was a high school football official for 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid baseball fan, especially "His" Minnesota Twins. Richard married Phyllis A. Prather on November 20, 2010 in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in LaBelle, FL.

Preceded in death by Kathleen L. Hanley, wife; John J. Hanley, father; Theresa B. Hanley, mother; brothers Joseph M. Hanley, Lee A. Hanley and sister Rita R. Hanley. Survived by: Phyllis P. Hanley, wife; brother Dennis (Patricia), daughter Jacqueline M. Gaffner (Kevin); sons Stephen R. Hanley (Riki), Thomas M. Hanley (Sheri), Martin J. Hanley (Julie), Gregory A Hanley (Susanne), Mitchell E. Hanley (Christine), John L. Hanley (Kris); 15 grandchildren and 5 great grand-children. Volunteer Service: Amicus, Softball Umpire, Hennepin County Adult Corrections, Parker Lakes Golf Center, St. Bartholomew Parish Council, Adult ESL Tutor, Wayzata; Elementary Reading Tutor, LaBelle, FL, St. Columbkille Parish Thrift Store, Ft. Meyers, FL, Harry Chapin Food Shelf, Ft. Meyers, FL, US Army Corps of Engineers Alva, FL.

A Memorial Ceremony to be announced. A private Christian Mass for the family, due to Corona-19, will be at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Wayzata, MN followed by interment at Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Interfaith Outreach in Plymouth, MN: info@iocp.org

Published on January 10, 2021

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