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
and friends.

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
or MassFallenHeroes.org

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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12 Condolences

  1. Brenda Perry on May 24, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    We will miss you Jim…you were one of a kind! Always a pleasant greeting for all! Rest In Peace my friend!

    Love, The Perry Family

  2. Donna M Sawyer on May 25, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Will always miss that smile and laugh. Especially when you used to yell Tommy .
    Donna Sawyer

  3. Christina Mordaunt on May 25, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    You will be so missed i can here your laugh in my head. Fly high my friend

  4. Mary Suggs on May 26, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Jimmy was a great guy
    Love from
    Bill Mackey III, Ryan Mackey, Kevin Mackey and their Mom Mary

  5. Dina Patterson Billingsley on May 27, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Fly high and rock on. Your laugh will never be forgotten.

  6. Elizabeth McCarthy on May 28, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Rest In Peace Jim. Always a smile
    And a laugh. You will be missed.
    Love from Rob and Liz and family

  7. Nancy favara on May 28, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Such a nice guy. RIP Jim.

  8. Bill Kozlosky on May 28, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Jim you always made people you were with feel like family I will miss talking about the Beatles with you and high school days,God speed my brother

  9. Susan shell on May 28, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Rest in peace Jim will miss that smile and laughter. Gone way too early.Rest in peace Susan

  10. Rob & Marie Preshong on May 30, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Rest In Peace Jimmy

  11. Paula Flynn on June 5, 2021 at 3:55 am

    Jimmy is heart and soul and will always be part of those he loved and vice versa. One of the good guys, he was so much fun, brave, loved laughing with others, adventurous, musical and handsome, etc….

    It’s a sad day without Jimmy in this world . I’m sorry for the Hanlon Family and their loss and for anyone that was a friend of Jimmy’s.

    Will alway love him!

  12. Joann on June 5, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    You will be missed. You had such an infectious laugh and smile. You always knew how to make your friends feel special. Love to your family and daughter Courtney. God speed. Joann MacKenzie Webster.

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