Jack I. Hanley, a longtime resident of Darien, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Stamford Hospital. Born July 18, 1923 in New Jersey, he was the son of the late John A. and Margaretta (Lackner) Hanley. He 97 years of age.
Jack graduated from Darien High School, Class of 1941. He enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1941and was discharged in 1945. He served during World War II and was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the Asiatic-Pacific Area. He participated in action against the enemy at Guadalcanal, New Georgia Group and Guam Marianas. After his discharge from the Marine Corp, he earned an Associate's Degree from the University of Bridgeport. Jack worked at various jobs in the New York/Connecticut area until he finally opened his own business, Hanley Shoes, in Darien in the 1950's. After closing the store in 1990, he worked for Saks in the Stamford Mall for 15 years. He was also one of the founders of the Glenbrook Athletic Club.
Jack is survived by his daughter Carol Forlenzo, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Judy Jones Hanley in 2017, a son Peter Hanley in 2013 and a sister Jeanette Lawrence in 2007.
Funeral services are private with a burial at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan with full Military Honors. To sign the online guest register, please visit www.lawrencefuneralhome.com