Beverly M. Hanley
Nov. 1, 1927 – April 26, 2010
Beverly M. Hanley passed away peacefully on April
26, 2010, at the age of 82. She was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Milwaukee and
was the beloved wife of David F. Hanley. Bev and Dave had been classmates
in grade school at St. Augustine parish school in Bay View. They were
married May 8, 1954.
Bev was a registered nurse, and a graduate of the
Milwaukee County School of Nursing. She was a cadet nurse at the time
World War II ended. She enjoyed many reunions throughout the years with
Bev and Dave raised five sons, who provided them
great joy through their years together. Their sons include Tim (Monica),
David (Karen), Mark (Mary), the late Brian (Julie) and Steven (Kristina).
They were blessed with 15 grandchildren. Other survivors include her
brother, John (Joan) Eisch and his family. Bev was predeceased by her
parents, Frank and Gladys Eisch, and a sister, June Hinich.
Bev was a devoted mother always ready with an
abundance of love, a word of advice and an ear to listen. She spent years
helping out at St. Mary’s school in Waukesha and was active in the
Parish’s Mother’s Club as well as Catholic Study Club. Bev’s life
was enriched by her many friendships and loving relationships that have
lasted her a lifetime. She will be remembered always for her smile and
Bev and Dave enjoyed spending winters in Bonita
Springs, Fla., where they had a very active social life. Bev and Dave
spent many nights watching their sons and grandchildren compete in sports
and other activities in high school and college. Bev was always one of
their biggest supporters. Dave and Bev were also involved in many
activities at Marquette University. They enjoyed going to basketball games
and socializing with others from the university.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
Brian D. Hanley Fund, which supports Catholic Memorial High School,
Marquette University and the Melanoma Research Foundation. Gifts can be
sent to the fund in care of the Catholic Community Foundation at 637 E.
Erie St., Milwaukee, WI 53202.
Visitation will be held at Randle-Dable Funeral
Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave Waukesha from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29.
The Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary’s in Waukesha at
10:30 a.m. Friday, April 30. Private interment will be held at St. Joseph
Cemetery. For more information or directions, please call the funeral home
at 547-4035 or visit