Hanratty, Richard Patrick, a 7 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2008 in Torrance. Born in Beardsley, MN, Richard was 93 when he died. He had served 23 years in Army starting during WWII. He also was an avid gardener and tended the roses at the Pacific Inn. He is survived by Daughters, Patricia Barberis, Jeanne Gavish, Mary Kemp, and Margaret Monahan; a son, James Hanratty, and a sister, Alice Hanratty as well as 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at the St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach.

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  1. Dear Pat, so very sorry to learn of your dad’s death! I know that your faith will stand you in good stead during this sad period! Love, Frances Martin

  2. We will always remember Mr. Hanratty as a kind and friendly person. When we would visit my mother at the Pacific Inn, hwe would often see him in the lobby delivering a birthday rose to one of his neighbors. He always had a smile on his face and a gracious “how are you doing” greeting for us. We send his family our sincere condolences on his passing. Margaret & Jack Hourigan

  3. Wonderful video. He was so very proud of all of you. Please know you are in our prayers. Wish I could make the trip but my heart is there. We lit a candle in Duke’s memory in the Votive Chapel at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, WI.

  4. we all loved duke.he was a kind andgentle man. i really enjoyed spending summer days with him in barry.he will always be a part of that little prairie home.

  5. Please accept my condolences for your loss. Although I only met Duke and Carney a couple of times I have fond memories of the time we shared. Mike(one of Willies boys)

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