Billy Carlton Hanrahan

HAMPTON - Mr. Billy Carlton Hanrahan, 64, of Hampton, passed away at his home on Monday, Feb. 2, 2004. He was a resident of Hampton for 39 years. He was a former Seaman of the United States Navy, a longtime member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, a member of the 7th Diocese of Southern VA Cursillo, county surveyor/draftsman for 23 years at York County and a member of the Class of 1957 at Newport News High School. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Byron Hanrahan and Emma Cannon-Hanrahan and brothers and sisters, Byron Hanrahan Jr., Emma Lee Boone, Naomi Kammerzell, Kirkwood Hanrahan and Anita Thomas. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Kathleen Taylor Hanrahan; son, Patrick Hanrahan of Kensington, Md.; daughter, Tracey Kathleen Hanrahan of Hampton; brothers, Allan Hanrahan and Calvin Hanrahan; sisters, Lucille Emery, Guinevere Joyner, and Carolyn Hanrahan-Sullivan; numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service officiated by the Rev. Peggy Buelow will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2605 Cunningham Dr., Hampton. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press from 2/3/2004 - 2/7/2004.

As a school mate, Billy was gentle, kind, and comfortable to be with. Such good souls bring joy and comfort to our world.
Richard Prince (Virginia Beach, VA ) - February 6, 2004
I was so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Harry Keller (Newport News, VA ) - February 6, 2004
Kitty, I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. May there be comfort in knowing we have you in our prayers.
Evelyn Casey Snead (Richmond, VA ) - February 4, 2004
Honey, Ellen And I wish you and your family our deepest regrets and sorrow; please try to hang in there. Billy's in a better place now.
God bless you and please know that we are only a phone call away.
Love, Donald and Ellen
Donald Smith (Newport News, VA ) - February 4, 2004
Kitty, Patrick and Tracy:
So sorry to learn of your loss. You're in my prayers.
John Hickey (Ashgabat, Turkmenistan) - February 4, 2004
Dear Kitty,
I'd like to offer my understanding condolences to you at this time. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you.
Wilma Salmon Robinson (Norfolk, VA ) - February 4, 2004
Dear Kitty,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Wanda Hodge Underwood (Belleview, MO ) - February 3, 2004
Mike Spangler (Newport News, VA ) - February 3, 2004
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers, and my heart.
Pat Beck Letzinger (Newport News, VA ) - February 3, 2004-
Dear Kitty and family,
My heart sincerely goes out to you all. To lose a loved one so suddenly is such a shock, as I have myself experienced. My prayers and my thoughts will go with you as you face the days ahead ... you will get through them with God's help and support and that of your friends as well. Billy will be remembered for his great sense of humor - I personally will miss him - it is a loss for us all.
Thelma Roberts (Chesapeake, VA ) - February 3, 2004
My Uncle Billy was the most joyous person that I ever met. He was always very good to myself and my family. He used to entertain us with his stories and his journeys down memory lane. He was a very loving and caring man. Our thoughts and prayers are with our Aunt Kitty and cousins Patrick & Tracy. We loved him a lot. We will miss our uncle Billy very very much.
Tella Emery-Fetters (VA ) - February 3, 2004