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Every few years, the Olympic Games return to thrill us with pageantry and drama, intense competition, and moving personal stories. Whether celebrating victory or suffering agonizing defeat, Olympians inspire us with their passion and dedication. This memorial site was created to remember athletes, coaches and others with the Olympic spirit who strived to go "Faster, Higher, Stronger."

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Remembering the life, death and legacy of Olympian Jefferson Hennessy Sr.

Memorial services for Jefferson T. Hennessy,Sr., age 85 will be held at David Funeral Home at 316 Youngsville Hwy in Lafayette Saturday March 28, 2015 at 3:00PM. Visitation will begin at 2:00PM Saturday March 28, 2015 in the funeral home. "Coach" Jeff Hennessy, the former Distinguished Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, died at the age of 85 in Lafayette, Louisiana, on March 24 following an extended illness. He was renowned internationally as the "father" of the sport of...
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