Natalie J. Hanlon

Natalie J. Hanlon

Natalie Joan Hanlon passed away at the Beechwood Home in Getzville, NY on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Her life began in Portland, Maine on April 15, 1936, second born to the late John Edward Hodgkins and the late Dorothy Mae Cameron. Natalie was predeceased by her sister Dorothy Ann Huff, her brother Peter Dudley McPhee, her son Larry Jerome Hanlon and her granddaughter Michelle Jeanette Heavern. Beloved wife of the late Dennis P. Heavern and the late Adelbert (Joe) Hanlon, Natalie raised a blended family of 8 children. Those children, her grandchildren and great-grands carry forth an abundance of joyful memories. We will all miss her dearly, and of course she will never be forgotten. Natalie will be with us always and forever, for such love and beauty, as this incredible woman embodied for 84 years and 38 days, is never limited by time and space. Natalie is survived by her children Diana (Rocco) D’Amelio, JoAnn Grim, Peter Heavern, Beverly Ann Hanlon, Richard Heavern, Earla Raye Hanlon, Charles Hanlon, 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also she is survived by her Aunt Marion Sturtevant of Portland, Maine (they were really like sisters!), as well as many cherished nieces, nephews and the dearest of friends. Always self-reliant, her spirit was indomitable. Natalie certainly wasn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves. Her determination and work ethic made her invaluable at S.H. Gow insurance company where she shined for over 30 years, starting as their receptionist and retiring as a key manager and mentor to many. In 1987 she was honored with the invitation to travel to China for 3 weeks as a Citizen Ambassador, where her mission as part of the delegation of women (selected from across the USA) was to help the Chinese expand their knowledge of current Western roles and issues of woman in business. Though ever humble, being nominated for this delegation made her proud, and us even prouder. Natalie’s authentic smile expressed kindness, always. You could count on it. We could all count on it, like the sun, moon, and stars. Her disposition was consistently positive and affirming. Despite significant health challenges in her later years, she never complained. Her caregivers were always received with that smile and a sparkle in her eyes for good measure. All who new her will certainly remember Natalie just that way. Thank you Natalie Hanlon. You have always been a blessing, and shall be forevermore. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lombardo Funeral Home. A” Celebration of Life!” will be planned for mid-summer and all are welcome. Details regarding this celebration of Natalie’s life will be made available on Facebook and at Lombardofuneralhome.com.
April 15, 1936 - May 23, 202004/15/193605/23/2020
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Natalie Joan Hanlon passed away at the Beechwood Home in Getzville, NY on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Her life began in Portland, Maine on April 15, 1936, second born to the late John Edward Hodgkins and the late Dorothy Mae Cameron. Natalie was predeceased by her sister Dorothy Ann Huff, her brother Peter Dudley McPhee, her son Larry Jerome Hanlon and her granddaughter Michelle Jeanette Heavern.Beloved wife of the late Dennis P. Heavern and the late Adelbert (Joe) Hanlon, Natalie raised a blen...

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