Edward B. Hanify died Dec.
31 in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Boston, at 88.
A 1936 graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Hanify had been associated with the
Boston firm of Ropes, Gray, Best, Coolidge & Rugg for more than 40 years,
becoming a senior partner in the firm. During World War II, he was a lieutenant
in the Navy; one of his duties included assisting Adm. Husband E. Kimmel as of
counsel in the Pearl Harbor investigation. Active in many civic affairs, Mr.
Hanify had been the general chairman of the Greater Boston Community Fund campaign;
a member of the Judicial Survey Commisison; a member of the advisory board of
the Massachusetts state Welfare Department; chairman of the administrative committee
of the New England Medical Center; and president of the board of managers of
the Boston Dispensary; he received the Gold Medal of the Eire Society of Boston
in 1977. A member
of the President's Council at Holy Cross, Mr. Hanify received an honorary doctor
of juridical science degree from the College in 1961.
is survived by his wife, Jane; two sons, including Edward B. '64; a daughter;
11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. His brothers were the late Francis
V. '35 and James D. '38; the Hanify-Howland Lecture Series, held annually at
Holy Cross, honors his father, the late Edward F. '04, who served 15 years as
a Massachusetts Superior Court justice, and his friend, the late Weston Howland,
of Milton, Mass., who had been a board chairman
of Warwick Mills, Inc.