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Obituary for Basil Francis "Buzz" Hanley

Hanley, Buzz - "The Smiling Irishman" was called home to his Heavenly Father on April 28th, 2021 on the occasion of their 59th Wedding Anniversary. . As a devoted husband, he is survived by his wife Helen (nee McKenny). Loving father of Anne Hanley, Gerard and Anne (nee Brennan), Dan, Laverne and Sandra (nee Garofalo), and Jeanine Hanley Bell. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Mary, James, Connor, Michaela, Julia, Kaylyn, Larissa, and Joseph. Fondly remembered by his brother James (Sonja) Hanley and brother-in-law Jack Boyle and sister-in-law Jean LeClair. Born in Read, ON he is predeceased by his parents James and Angela (nee Lally), his siblings Mary Boyle, Margaret (Andy) Casas, Joseph (Monica), Father Justin Hanley and Thomas.

Buzz was an avid lover of nature and the outdoors, especially deer hunting, cutting wood, golfing and was a renowned pitcher in the South Hastings Baseball League. He enjoyed entertaining at the cottage or at home and could be found many nights playing cards with family and friends or attending the closest dance.
He was a highly respected professional businessman in the concrete industry who enjoyed a long and fulfilling career for almost 50 years. He was recognized by his associates, employees and friends as a very honest, generous and fun-loving gentleman. He was a dedicated and long-time parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Amherstview.

His family and friends were his greatest love.

Special thanks to Dr. N. Reid and her staff, Dr N. Kondor and all the nurses for their excellent care and compassion. There will be a private family Mass Celebrated at St. Linus Catholic Church in Bath with burial to follow. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. In memory of Buzz, contributions may by made to Blessed Sacrament Church, St Vincent de Paul Society (Kingston) or Campaign Life Coalition.

Please visit to post condolences. The Funeral Mass will be recorded and uploaded to the Wartman Funeral Home website under Buzz Hanley's Obituary and may be viewed after May 4, 2021.

Basil Francis Rest in Peace