James Paul Hanlon
Wakefield – James Paul Hanlon, Age 56, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, May 16th. Born and raised in
Saugus he was the loving son of Edward J and Claire M (Gallant) Hanlon. “Jimmy” as he was lovingly
referred as always enjoyed sports both as a participant and as an avid viewer especially local sports and the
NE Patriots. He also had a passion for Rock&Roll music and jamming on his many guitars. After High School
Jim joined the US Marines where he recieved a Good Conduct Medal and a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
While focusing on his primary specialty as a Rifleman and an Antitank Assaultman, he earned the Expert
Rifle Badge (2nd Award) and the Expert Pistol Badge (2nd Award). Jim was deployed during the Panama
Invasion and the Persian Gulf War and was honorably discharged as a Lance Corporal. Most recently he used
his skills as a Journeyman Floor Installer with J B Floors in Saugus for over 27 years. One of his favorite
pastimes was gathering with Family and Friends and particularly his daughter Cortney. Jimmy had a unique
and humorous personality with an infectious smile that will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
May he R.I.P.
Predeceased by his parents and sister Kerry Hanlon. James is survived by his daughter Cortney McCarthy
of Wakefield MA, siblings Patricia Cuneo and her husband Jon of Merrimack NH, Kathleen Hanlon and her
partner Mary Young of South Berwick ME, Michael Hanlon and his partner Donna Longo of Seabrook NH,
Daniel Hanlon and his wife Linda of Saugus MA, Kevin Hanlon and his wife Linda of Concord NH, Anne
Dominick and her husband Joseph of Saugus MA, Lisa Hanlon Kelly of Canaan NH. Along with many family
In lieu of Flowers a tax-deductible donation may be made in Jim’s name to:
Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, 12 Channel Street, Boston, MA 02210
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 6th, 2021 at the Saugus VFW, 190c Main Street from
1:30pm – 4:30pm with a memorial service at 2:30pm. Please obey parking regulations, you may park at the
Floors & Decor Store side lot adjacent to the VFW.
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