Norah M. Hanlon, 93, an area resident for more than 60 years who was active in church and charitable work, died of congestive heart failure Monday at the Sacred Heart Home in Hyattsville.

She had belonged to St. James Catholic Church in Mount Rainier. She was a member of the church's sodality, the Catholic Daughters of America and the Knights of St. Johns.

Mrs. Hanlon worked as a volunteer until recently, helping the needy, visiting the aged at the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Sacred Heart Home, delivering baskets for the Ladies of Charity of St. James Parish.

She was given an award by the Ladies of Charity of Prince George's County in 1975 for her years of service to the needy.

She had been a member of the Mount Rainier Garden Club and the Card Club of St. James Parish. She was a resident of Brentwood.

Mrs. Hanlon was a native of County Kerry, Ireland. She came to this country in 1900, lived in New York for 15 years and then moved here.

Her, husband, John S. Hanlon, an official of the old Post Office Department, died in 1951.

She is survived by two sons, John Francis, of Silver Spring, and Jospeh Timothy, of Lewisdale, Md.; a daughter, May Catherine Medvitz, of Brentwood; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.