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Dr. Michael J. Hanley

June 30, 1946 - September 11, 2017

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Dr. Michael James Hanley, 71, died September 11, 2017 from lung cancer. He was born and raised in Louisville, KY. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mary Elizabeth Hanley. He leaves behind his wife, Laura Hanley and brother, Kevin Hanley. He was a retired electrical engineer and anesthesiologist.

As a health and fitness freak, Mike enjoyed many physical activities throughout his life. He dabbled in gymnastics, obtained a third degree black belt in karate, was an avid mountain biker, hiker and downhill skier. He had a passion for Bluegrass music but most of all, he had a tremendous love for his Border Collies and farm. Mike spent endless hours with the dogs each day; working sheep and traversing the farm and bottomland trails. His spirit will travel these wooded paths, though his footprints are forever gone.

A special note of thanks goes out to our wonderful friends, family and the Bluegrass Care Navigators Hospice team. We received unconditional support throughout this devastating two year journey. Our hearts filled with endless appreciation for Mike's Oncologist, Dr. Firas Badin. We are forever grateful that God placed him in our path. 

Funeral Information

In keeping with Mike's wishes to "just have a party", visitation, accompanied by a reception to celebrate Mike's life will be held at the Clark Legacy Center at Brannon Crossing on Saturday September 16, 2017 from 12-3p. Family, friends and colleagues are welcome. Cremation with private interment will follow. 


Donations Information

Family requests' donations be made to the Lexington and Woodford County Humane Society.

Donations Links:

Woodford County Humane Society
Lexington Humane Society

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