Henry R. "Hank" Lanier

  • Born: August 17, 1940
  • Died: March 13, 2018
  • Location: Dracut, Massachusetts

McKenna-Ouellette D'Amato - A Life Celebration Home

327 Hildreth Street
Lowell, MA 01850

Tel. (978) 458-6183

Tribute & Message From The Family

DRACUT - Henry R. "Hank" Lanier, 77, a longtime resident of Dracut, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018, surrounded by his family, at the Palm Center in Chelmsford. For over 50 years, he was the husband of Claire A. (Patenaude) Lanier, who predeceased him in 2014.

Henry was born in Lowell, MA on August 17, 1940, the youngest son of the late Irene (Laurent) and Philias Lanier. He was educated in the Lowell School System.

Prior to his retirement, Henry spent much of his career as a facilities manager in the electronics industry. He also spent many years as an auto mechanic.

He was an avid golfer and lover of country music. Most of all, Henry enjoyed spending time in the company of his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed.

Henry is survived by his four children, Donna Lanier of Dracut, Raymond Lanier of Dracut, Cheryl Calhoun and her husband Christopher of Vershire, VT, and Rebeca Coffey and her husband Michael of Dracut; six grandchildren, Leighann Weston and her husband James of Peabody, Matthew Yackel of Dracut, Cassandra Calhoun and Scott Calhoun of Vershire, VT, and Gabrielle Coffey and Aidan Coffey of Dracut; three great grandchildren, Jaylin Roman, Devin Allaby-Yackel, and Reese Allaby-Yackel; a sister, Jeannette Taynor of Apache Junction, Arizona; and many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS - Relatives and friends are invited to attend Hank's Life Celebration at the MCKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell on Friday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Church in Dracut on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Burial will be private.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Cheryl and family,
Very sorry to hear about your Dad. Wishing you happy memories in the days ahead.

Posted by Alison (Estabrook) Genest - Dracut, MA   March 15, 2018

For 2-3 years I have helped with the monthly Mass for Catholic residents at Brookdale Senior Living in North Chelmsford. Henry always attended the Mass faithfully and quickly became one of the people I most looked forward to seeing there. He was a kind, caring, thoughtful, and appreciative man with a heart full of gratitude for all the good things and people in his life. He truly did love his family, and I was always so happy that his family seemed to love him in return. Thank you for the wonderful photo album you've provided here. I'll miss Henry when I go to Brookdale, but I'll smile when I think of these photos.

Posted by Suzanne Beebe - N. Chelmsford, MA - Acquaintance   March 15, 2018

Hank and my uncle worked together on Ford cars in my uncles garage when I was a little girl. I will always remember him as a wonderful man who seemed so happy with a little great on his hands. I will always remember him that way and I am thankful for having known this truly kind man.

Posted by Sherry Francoeur (Ouellette) - Amherst, NH - Friend   March 15, 2018

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