San Francisco Chronicle - (Sunday)

Mariann (Bruneman) Hanley

Oct 12, 1928-April 21, 2021


On April 21, 2021, Mariann, who beat Cancer and survived COVID, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. Her children survive her: John (Darlene), Matthew (Teri), Kathleen Smyth (Matthew), and Michael. She will be greatly missed by her seven grandchild­ren: Connor, Trevor, Carolyn, Casey, Emily, Jacquelyn, and Colton. Her favorite twin brother Gus Bruneman preceded her in death. Mariann was the best auntie to the Bruneman children: Mark, Lorie, Kurt, Erik, and was the fond aunt of niece and nephew Mary and Willie Grangoff. Mariann was born and raised in San Francisco, and after her marriage to Jack Hanley she moved to Mill Valley to escape the fog. She was a proud third generation San Franciscan who attended St Brigid’s school and SFSU. She taught for the SF Unified School District for over 30 years, primarily at Marina Middle

School as a PE teacher. Mariann was passionate about her garden; she spent many hours creating beautiful spaces at her home and the homes of her children. She did not enjoy idle time, so she kept busy by knitting and maintainin­g an impeccable home throughout her life, all while raising four children and working full time.

Mariann was an avid tennis player well into her 70s when she hung up her racket and took up golf. She was a proud member of the Mill Valley Tennis Club where she honed her tennis game playing with and against a like-minded group of competitiv­e women. She credited those weekly games with propelling her to a #1 National Ranking for women’s doubles in her 50s.

Due to COVID restrictio­ns, close friends can contact the family about the funeral service.

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