Mary Nappi Hanlon, 78: 1989 Civilian of the Year, loved quilting

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PORTLAND — Mary Nappi Hanlon, 78, of Portland died March 27.

She was born Feb. 28, 1936, in Portland, the daughter of John and Lucrezia Nappi. She was educated in Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School in 1955. She married John Hanlon Sr. on March 25, 1971.

She worked for the Portland Police Department for 16 years at the information desk. She was awarded Civilian of the Year for Portland in 1989.

Hanlon loved spending time with her family, shopping with her sisters and making beautiful quilts. She would often be found bragging about her grandchildren. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, John Hanlon Sr.; sons, William Leuthold, of South Portland and Steve Hanlon and wife, Amy, of South Portland; grandchildren, Allie and Joey Hanlon; brothers, Joseph and wife, Antoinette, and Sabatino and wife, Francis, of Portland, Frank Nappi and Carol Johnson, of Gray and Philip and wife, Jutta, of Scarborough; sisters, Concetta Egan, of South Portland, Rose Denis, of Tennessee, and Lucy Butts and husband, Simmie, of Portland; as well as sisters-in-law, Rose Nappi, of Falmouth, Anita Nappi, of Yarmouth and Antoinette Nappi, of Portland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the very dedicated hospice workers that cared for her in her final weeks.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Portland Police Benevolent Association’s Scholarship Fund in memory of Mary Hanlon at Police Credit Union, 109 Middle St., Portland, ME 04101.

At the request of the family services will be private.

Arrangements are by AT Hutchins Funeral Home 660 Brighton Ave., Portland.

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