John A. Hanlon, Jr.
January 30, 1956 - May 5, 2020
Services will be privately held.
John A. Hanlon, Jr. died peacefully with his loving family by his side on May 5, 2020 in Alfred. Though he was only 64 years old, he lived life to the fullest and shared his love for family and his animals unconditionally.
John was born on January 30, 1956 in Portland, the son of John Arthur and Mary Jane (Edwards) Hanlon, Sr. He grew up with five brothers and one sister in an active household filled with love and fun.
John worked as a lobsterman/fisherman for 20 years and was also a talented tattoo artist. John held his own in the kitchen and was an awesome cook. He was married for 30 years to his sweetheart, Debbie, but will tell you that it has actually been 35years. John always shared that they got married on their first date!
John had a strong love for animals and was often referred to as “Dr. Doolittle” always rescuing and/or caring for any animal that needed help. He enjoyed collecting and carving rocks and collected anything Native American. John loved horses and the many, many dogs the family has rescued and loved through the years.
John was a loving husband and great friend with a heart of gold. His heart and ears were ready when you needed to talk. John liked taking spontaneous car rides with his wife – to the point where one day they started driving and ended up in Nevada where they spent 10 years! John also possessed a strong faith in God. In his last few days, he knew he was loved and could receive care and comfort with his family and pets by his side. He will never be forgotten and his memory will continue to warm our hearts and lead us forward.
He is lovingly survived by his wife, four sons and two daughters. Also by ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.