Hanrahan, John

John Knight Hanrahan, 96, of Farmington, beloved husband of Lillian (Driscoll) Hanrahan, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday (May 31, 2012). John was born April 16, 1916 in Elizabeth, NJ, son of the late Dr. James and Sarah Hanrahan. He attended Yale University and completed his law degree at University of Pennsylvania. During World War II, he was both a pilot and an ensign in the United States Navy. His transport, the Tasker H. Bliss was sunk in 1942 off the coast of North Africa. After that, John was granted flight school admission and became a flight instructor for the duration of the war. He remained in the naval reserves until 1962, retiring with the rank of commander. After the war, he joined the family law firm of Rourke and Hanrahan until 1988. His legal career continued as Attorney emeritus for the law firm of Scully, Nicksa and Reeve until 2006, retiring at the age of 90. John had lived in Farmington since the late 1940’s and enjoyed many close friends in the community, including Patrick Ryan. Besides his wife, John is survived by his daughter, Sally Hanrahan, his son and daughter-in-law, David and Victoria Hanrahan, two grandsons, Michael and John Hanrahan and an extended family of Wentworth’s that includes 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sarah (Lyon) Hanrahan and two children, John L. Hanrahan and Sharon Hanrahan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday (June 4) at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Patrick, Main St., Farmington. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Those who wish may send donations to the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington, CT 06032.

Calling Hours

No Calling Hours

Funeral Service

Monday, June 4, 2012 at 10:30am Church of St. Patrick, Farmington



Memorial Contribution

Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington, CT 06032

2 Responses to 'Hanrahan, John'

  1. Lori Krompegal Lamarre says:

    Dear Lillian and family,I will always remember John as a very caring and generous person. He donated his time to my parents during a very difficult time! His kindness was greatly appreciated! He will truly be missed.You are all in my prayers. Lori Lamarre

  2. Erick Lundqvist says:

    Dear Hanrahan Family, My wife Linda, my son Bert and myself send you our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved John. When we were the owners of Colonial Liquors, renamed La Vinotheque later, John helped us a lot in legal matters and was also a dear, faithful customer. He will be very fondly remembered. The Lundqvist family.

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