Published in the October 16, 2015 edition

Hanley-obit-webMELROSE — James L. Hanley, 74, of Melrose, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Oct. 9.

Jim was born and raised in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Boston English High School.

He resided in Everett for eight years and the past 12 years in Melrose. Jim worked as an auditor for Sears & Roebuck in Boston and Dorn Transportation in Brighton for many years before his retirement.

He enjoyed reading, computers, music and traveling to Ireland.

Jim was a people person and loved spending time with his cats.

Jim was the loving son of the late John and Margaret (Noonan) Hanley. He was the caring brother of Paul F. Hanley of Melrose and the late Mary T. (Hanley) McDermott and John J. Hanley. He is also survived by several nephews.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church, Herbert Street, Melrose at 11 a.m.

Burial in New Calvary Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave. #2, Norwood MA 02062.

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