Celebrating the life of

Donna Heinz Hanlon

Passed away on September 21, 2021

Donna Heinz Hanlon

Donna Lee Heinz Hanlon age 82 died peacefully on 2l September 202I, surrounded by her husband and two sons at The Marshes on Skidaway Island.

She was born on October 1,1938 in Holbrook, Long Island, NY, to Edward Bronson Heinz and Estelle Frances Egan.  

She is survived by her husband of 60 years Daniel E. Hanlon III, a son Daniel E. Hanlon IV and his wife Denise of W. Townsend, MA, a son James Matthew Hanlon and his wife Denise of Sharon MA, five grandchildren, Alexandra Alyce Hanlon, Nathan James Hanlon, Victoria Marie Hanlon, Daniel E. Hanlon V and Megan MacAulay Hanlon.

Donna received BA in French from Hofstra University and an MA in History from U Mass Boston. She resided in Bay Shore, NY, Charlottesville, VA, Hingham, MA, Redondo Beach, CA, and Savannah, GA.

Her passion for history and interest US Presidents led her to become an historic interpreter atthe James Monroe home in Charlottesville, VA, an historic interpreter at the Adams historic site in Quincy, MA, a docent at the MA State House, and the archivist of the John Kennedy national security files in Boston, MA. 

Donna was an accomplished artist specializing in watercolor, a cub scout leader, and Church volunteer. She was a member of the Lachlan Mclntosh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Savannah, GA

Since retiring to the Landings in 1999, travel, golf and painting provided her great pleasure.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peters Church at a future date.



Our deepest sympathy to all the Hanlons. We are fortunate to call many of you friends. With much love, Jo-ann, Michael, Mackenzie, Nikkiah and Andrew

- Jo-ann Bowman-Snoddy, Stow, MA

I am so sorry for you loss, please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. Warmly, Kathy McNamara

- Kathy McNamara, Weston, MA

Dan, I know I have only known you for a short time but I just wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to you and your loving family. I know there are not many words I can say to any of you in this tough time so I will keep it with my love and positive vibes are coming your way always

- Rachelle Harpin, Biddeford , ME

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

- Sophia Blanchet, Arlington , MA

Dan - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ed & Mickey

- Mickey Pickler, Zirconia, NC

So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to you when you came to the office. My heart goes out to you and your family.

- Cherie Gresham, Bloomingdale, GA - Georgia

Dear Dan, Denise, Alex, Tori and Danny, I am so sorry to learn that your dear Mother/Grandmother has passed. I pray that she may rest in peace and that you will find comfort in yiur wonderful memories of her and the amazing legacy she has left to you all. Love, hugs and prayers, Margie, Katie, Cyrus and Molly

- Margie Wiggin and Family, Hopkinton, MA

What a delightful lady. We will be seeing her soon due to the resurrection promise. Donna knew about Lazarus coming to life when Jesus said: COME OUT! John 5:28,29 Donna will be reunited with her family, as well. History makes us aware of the need for a permanent government that will solve all of our problems. Christ’s heavenly Kingdom government will even bring back our loved ones. Isaiah 9:6,7 You will find much comfort at :“Enjoy Life Forever” You are in my prayers, Sandy Wirfs

- Sandy Wirfs, Monroe, La

Mr. Hanlon, I'm a member of the Lachlan McIntosh Chapter DAR. I did not know Mrs. Hanlon well as at the time I was a new member and had just joined. I do remember that she was such a lovely lady and so knowledgeable! Please accept my condolences to you and your family.

- Betty Dixon, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • A Celebration of Life Will Be held at a later date