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Neil E. Hooley
July 30, 1937 - March 4, 2017

HARRISVILLE, New York ~ In the company of family, Mr. Neil E. Hooley, 79, of Harrisville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville.

A son of Eugene and Martha (Waugh) Hooley, Neil was born July 30, 1937, in Harrisville, New York.  He attended Harrisville Schools until he joined the US Air Force. Upon his return from service, Neil married Patricia A. Rose, the mother of his four children.  The marriage ended in divorce.  On October 13, 1979, Neil married Louise Bush in Croghan.  He worked at the local paper mills and mining operations before becoming a truck driver for various firms and then, eventually, an independent driver with Teamsters Local 398 of Syracuse.

An avid outdoorsman, Neil enjoyed seasonal activities such as hunting, ice fishing, and riding his motorcycle, and he loved his dogs, Jake and Benji.

Neil is survived by four children, Neil E., Jr. (Tammy), of Fowler; and Portlyn (Thomas) Macagg, Eugene (Carrie), and Michael (Danielle), all of Harrisville; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeannie Marola, of Auburn; and his Jack Russel Terrier, Jake; as well as by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise, who died July 8, 2016; his parents, Eugene and Martha Hooley; his brothers:  Arlington, Robert, and Morris Hooley; and a sister, Bernice Ripley.

Calling hours will be on Friday, March 10, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Scanlon Funeral Home, 14187 State St., Harrisville, followed by a joint memorial service for both Neil and Louise at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Donald J. Manfred officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow in the spring at St. Francis Solanus Cemetery, Harrisville.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice; PO Box 266, Lowville, New York 13367.

Scanlon Funeral Homes, Croghan & Harrisville, New York, 2017