Official Obituary of

Joseph "Joe" Patrick Hannon

April 8, 1943 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Joseph "Joe" Hannon Obituary

On the morning of February 13, 2024, Joe passed away at his home in the care of Anaconda Pintler Hospice and surrounded by his family. He was 80 years old. His health had been in decline for several years due to a number of serious illnesses.

Joe had a long career in mining and heavy construction. He started with the Anaconda Company in various positions, most notably as an overhead crane operator, where he worked until the company’s closure in 1980. He continued to operate heavy equipment, working for Pegasus Gold, NA Degerstrom, and Gray Rock Trucking, until he retired from Jordan Contracting in 2011.

As a young man, Joe enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles with friends. Summer vacations were important to him, with Disneyland being a favorite destination. Christmases were spent in Northern California with family. Later in his life, he traded motorcycles in for four wheelers and enjoyed riding with friends and his grandson. Time spent with friends was always important; he would go for coffee at the Copper Bowl and later to breakfast at Donivan’s and other various locations. To those friends, please know you meant a lot to him.

Joe is survived by his wife, Bernadine “Babe” Hannon; his daughter, Joanne Schmitt, and her husband, Bruce; his grandson, Kevin Schmitt, and his wife, Cantalina Nguyen; his sister, Rita Earl; and many nieces and nephews.  Of note, Peggy (Ford) Barclay and her husband, Scott, were very close to him and provided much appreciated love and support over the years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ursula and Joe Hannon, and his sisters, Connie Ford, Ann-Marie Hettich, and Donna Hannon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Joe’s memory to Anaconda Pintler Hospice at or the Backpack Program of the Anaconda Community Foundation at or a charity of your choice,

A funeral Mass for Joe will be celebrated on Friday, May 10, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family  Catholic Church, 217 W. Pennsylvania St., Anaconda, MT. Following Mass, a graveside service will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, W. 5th St., Anaconda, MT. A luncheon will follow in the Hunthausen Center of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Joe was very much loved by family and friends and will be missed.

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Funeral Mass
May 10, 2024

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
217 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Anaconda, MT 59711
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Graveside Service
May 10, 2024

11:30 AM
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Anaconda
W. 5th St.
Anaconda, MT 59711
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May 10, 2024

12:15 PM
Hunthausen Center in Holy Family Catholic Church
217 W. Pennsylvania
Anaconda, MT 59711


Pintler Home Options/Pintler Hospice
118 E. 7th St., Suite 1A, Anaconda MT 59711

Backpack Program of the Anaconda Community Foundation


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