William Hanley

William M. Hanley Jr.

1942 - 2020
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Sedgwick William M. Hanley, Jr., 77, died January 31, 2020 after a long illness at Northern Light Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born July 15, 1942 in Meriden, CT the son of William M., Sr. and Mary (Petrisky)Hanley. William graduated from Woodrow Wilson Highschool, Middletown, CT. in 1959. Following graduation William followed his passion and bought an interest in a dairy farm in Colchester, CT. In 1964 he moved to Franklin, NY to continue farming where he met his wife, Eileen M. Seward whom he married in 1968 and they started their family. In 1970 the family moved to Maine where they raised their children on a dairy farm for the next 25 years. After raising his family, William returned to Franklin, NY in 1995 to work alongside his nephew Aaron until his retirement. William is survived by the mother of his children, Eileen Darling; his children, Margaret Tull and husband Daniel of Sycamore, KS, Colleen Reed and husband Chuck of Sedgwick, ME, William M. Hanley III and wife Kathleen of Franklin, NY, Bridget DeMott and husband Robert of Unadilla, NY, Maryellen Hanley of Endwell, NY and Patrick Hanley and Esther Jacobs of Bass Harbor; ten grandchildren Ben Stone, Kayla Pare, Dakota Hanley, Toni Walley, Alexander Hanley, Mason Gillette, Olivia DeMott, Lucas DeMott, Erin Hinckley, Patrick Hanley and 6 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Pedrolini and Ellen Uliase; nieces Tina Caplan and Sheila Terry; nephew Joseph Uliase, Jr.; special friends, Margaret Alley, Holly Gillette, Matt Terry and The Goodwin Family. He was predeceased by his parents, brother-in-laws, Albert Pedrolini and Joseph Uliase, Sr. and a very special nephew Aaron Seward, Jr. Funeral Services will be held on May 30, 2020. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin Street, Ellsworth. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o of Colleen Reed, 71 Snows Cove Road, Sedwick, 04676 or at
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Maryellen Hanley

Posted at 07:04pm
You and mom definitely made us strong. Childhood was tough but I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for you. I will always be so very grateful for the pain, painful lessons ,happiness , laughter and the memories that our family has created. I love you Dad .

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