Christine Hanley

Christine W. "Chris" Hanley, who had worked in sales and marketing, died Friday of ovarian cancer at her New York City apartment. The Towson resident was 59.

The daughter of William B. Wright, an AIG Insurance Co. and later Chubb Insurance Co. executive, and Polly B. Wright, a homemaker, Christine Marie Wright was born in Havana, and because of her father's work, spent her early years living in Cuba, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.


In 1964, she moved with her family to Rutland, Vt., where she graduated from Rutland High School in 1972. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1976 at Skidmore College.

After graduation from Skidmore, she worked in the college's development office and organized reunions and fundraisers. She later worked in sales in Washington for the Saratoga Spring Water Co. and later in marketing for the old Maryland National Bank.

In 1982, she married Dr. Daniel F. Hanley Jr., a Johns Hopkins Hospital neurologist, and settled in Baltimore. They later moved to Towson.

Ms. Hanley had been president of the advisory council at the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries and was an active member of the Hardy Garden Club. She was also a member of the Elkridge Club.

She was an inveterate traveler and during her husband's 1996 sabbatical to Heidelberg, Germany, the couple explored Europe, family members said.

Ms. Hanley was diagnosed in 2011 with the cancer that ended her life. In addition to being treated at Hopkins Hospital, she also maintained an apartment in New York City while being treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 2 E. 90th St. in New York City.

In addition to her husband, Ms. Hanley is survived by two sons, D. Henry Hanley of Charlottesville, Va., and William T. Hanley of Middlebury, Vt.; two daughters, Christina B. Hanley of Boston and Margaret L. Hanley of Nevada City, Calif.; her mother, Polly B. Wright of Rutland; two brothers, W. Henry Wright of Katonah, N.Y., and John P. Wright of Simsbury, Conn.; and a sister, Lucy Wright Davis of Edwards, Colo.