Robert E. “Bobby,” Hanley Jr., age 58, of Wilmington, died peacefully on December 10, 2012 at the Wilmington Health Care Center, following a lengthy illness. Bobby was born on March 6, 1954 and was the son of the late Irene R. (Lord) DelRossi. Bobby grew up in Wilmington and attended Wilmington High School.
Prior to his illness forcing his retirement, Bob worked as a truck driver for the Libby Company and Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture Store. Bob also worked in the office for Hill Fence Company for several years.
Bobby was considered to be a “Homebody”; while at home, he enjoyed mastering crossword puzzles and watching movies. His family and friends considered him to be a movie buff, he could tell you all the stats on movie stars young and old as well as the information about the movies. Some of Bob’s favorite shows included “The Honeymooners” and the “Three Stooges” and his all time favorite movie was “Arthur”.
Bobby will be remembered as a loving and compassionate person, he absolutely adored his late daughter Lorna Jean and his mother Irene, who he dearly missed. He was a great guy to many people and he will be missed.
Bobby was the beloved father of the late Lorna Jean, cherished son of the late Irene (Lord) DelRossi, grandfather of Jazz Rhiana Jordan, dear brother of Blanche Morgan and her husband Richard of Hudson, NH, Mary “Mae” O’Neil and her husband Russell of Lawrence, MA, and Thomas Hanley and his wife Karen of North Conway, NH, loving uncle of Michele, Kim, Jamie, Kelly, and Shannon, great-uncle of Jarrod, Alexis, Mikayla, and Tristan, Bob is also survived by many dear friends.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, December 20th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, December 19th from 5-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, Attn: Gift Box Program, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.