Philip G. Hanahan

Philip G. Hanahan of Palatine, formally of Chicago, IL. Phil spent his last fighting days surrounded in the love he shared with his dear fiancé and family. A graduate of St. Mel’s High School and Loyola University, member of the U.S. Air Force, long time employee of SAV-Rx (Prescription Benefit Management Co.) and proud member of IBEW Local 134. Beloved husband of the late Berna, devoted and loving fiancé of Carole Maddin, loving brother of Robert M. (Ida), the late Thomas J. and the late Marilyn Ferro along with many loving nieces and nephews. A celebration of his incredible heart and life will be planned when the time is perfect. Arrangements handled by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst. 630-832-0018 or

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27 comments on “Philip G. Hanahan
  1. Dennis H Smith says:

    My dear friend,
    you will me missed!!!

    My condolences to to Carole, Bob, Ida and family.

    Dennis Smith

  2. debbie dewitz says:

    St. Peter is going to have to order tons of more vodka

  3. Barbara Foster says:

    RIP Phil, and love for eternity, cousins never stop loving. Keep an opening for me. Condolences to Carole, Bob, Ida and all your family.
    Barb Foster and Leon Belcher

  4. Connie Molland says:

    May you rest in peace, Uncle Phil!!! I will always think of you as you are in this picture – happy and toasting others. Love, Connie and Rick

  5. Karen says:

    Oh, I will never forget when we visited Uncle Phil when he was in the Air Force. His clothes were wrinkled, and I asked (as a 12 year old will) “Who irons your clothes?” Without a beat, he said, “Nobody!” The whole family laughed. My husband has always said he had the most beautiful hair. Love you, Uncle and will miss you

  6. Ana Barrera says:

    It’s such a sad time for everyone who had the pleasure to meet Mr Hanahan.
    I’ve worked for him for 18 years and I’m sure he will always be dearly missed, as already is.
    May God bless and comfort his family in this challenging time.

  7. Leslie Niesse says:

    What a great guy I remember all the hours we spent talking and laughing at Leno’s RIP you will be missed by so many

  8. Mary Ellen Duffy says:

    Phi was a proud Union member of IBEW Local 134. What a great guy!
    RIP Phil.
    Mary Ellen Duffy
    IBEW 134

  9. Kevin Huberty says:

    So sorry

  10. Gary R. Johnson, D.D.S. says:

    Phil was a great, loving and kind person. I have been blessed to have known Phil, Carole, and Berna. My family and clinic staff always looked forward to seeing Phil, Carole, and Berna. My mother thought the world of Phil and his mother. Now she will have the joy of seeing him again, in Heaven. It is rare for me to have seen and known such a loving and dedicated couple like Phil and Carole Maddin. I find it difficult to accept that his smile and loving presence will no longer grace me. I am sure that Phil is now with his Lord and Master. His brave earthly medical struggles are over. He now embraces his eternal peace. My prayers will continue with him, Carole and his family.

  11. daniel morgan says:

    Phil was one of the greatest friends anyone could have. He would do anything for anyone. He will be missed by tons of people .Rest in peace Phil. Dan and Nancy Morgan

  12. dan morgan says:

    Phil was one of the best friends anyone could have. He would do anything for anyone. Rest in Peace Phil. Nancy and Dan Morgan

  13. Mary Vitulli says:

    My friend there will never be another like you. I will miss you so much. You were a once in a lifetime kinda guy.
    I love you Carol for taking care of him and being at his side and ;oving him as he loved you.xoxoxoxoxoxo

  14. Dick Quigley says:

    Phil was an endearing gentleman who has left an indelible legacy on those who knew him.

    Dick Quigley

  15. Phil Vettel says:

    This smiling face, a happy toast on his lips, is how I’ll always remember Phil. He brought light and happiness everywhere he went. So sad to think that he’s gone. Condolences to Carol, the family and his myriad friends.

  16. Rich Tamborski says:

    A true “One of a Kind” You are missed.

  17. Sam PappS says:

    You will be missed from all of us. I am sure God had a very special place for your incredible soul.

  18. Vince Conroy says:

    Phil was one of the Finest men I have ever met. We shared many a good time and a few thousand cocktails over the years. He was someone you could absolutely count on no matter what…which is quite rare today. Margie & I send our condolences and love to Carol and the Family. I’ll miss you “Pal”….
    Vince Conroy

  19. John Zajac says:

    It’s hard to find a place to start Phil was a friend,gentleman,confidant giver drinking buddy protector of the weak, courageous When my time comes I’m sure he will greet me “ John can I buy U a tottie”
    Via Con Dios

  20. LARRY WYATT says:

    REST IN PEACE PHIL, Prayers to all the family, Our heart goes out to the family especially to CAROLE , MY dear friend for 30 years, Breaks our hearts what your going through.

  21. Chad Jashelski says:

    Phil had such an electric spirit full of class and inclusiveness. I feel so privileged to be able to have been his friend. He will be dearly missed by the many people who felt his spark…including me.

    My condolences to Carole and family.

    Chad Jashelski

  22. Mark Hechinger says:

    A unique and wonderful man. If he was your friend, you had a friend for life. I had the pleasure of his friendship for over 40 years! And I’m a better person for it.

    Rest In Peace, Phil. We’ll miss you!
    And Carole, our sincerest condolences!

    Mark and Kathleen Hechinger

  23. Chad Jashelski says:

    Phil had such an electric sprit and was all class and so inclusive. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to have him as a friend and there is no doubt his spark will be missed by many….including me. I’ll never forget the many memorable conversations and unique moments we shared.

    My condolences to Carole and family


  24. GE says:

    I also had the privilege of knowing Phil during my time in Chicago. Such a class act and caring person. I have to agree with the comment about his hair: GREAT!

    Fondest of Memories,

    GE Hiatt

  25. Andre Johnson says:

    Praying for strength and comfort for all involved

  26. Carol Heffernan says:

    Phil was the kindest person I ever met, acceptable of everyone and taken from us too soon. I think of you everyday Phil when I am in my garden. Rest in peace dear friend, you are missed. We love you Carole

    Jim and Carol Heffernan

  27. Bob Fiascone says:

    Bob and I just heard about Phil tonight…. we are very sad for the loss of our friend who’s smile was bigger than life! God rest his soul…
    Carole, our deepest condolences!
    Sandy and Bob Fiascone

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