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HENNESSEY, John G. "Gerry" Of Needham formerly of Avon, CT and West Roxbury, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 22, 2016. Beloved husband of 62 years to Margaret M. (Shellenback). Loving father of Jerry and his wife Rebecca of No. Attleboro, Richard J. and his wife Sandy of Vero Beach, FL, Michael F. of Avon, CT, Bryan and his wife Dina of Bristol, RI, Margaret and her husband Michael Wiese of Santa Fe, NM, Chris and his wife Lisa of Hingham, Jacqueline Hennessey of Newton, and the late Elizabeth Ann Barr. Devoted grandfather of John G. III, Kathleen, Christina, Kaylee, Richard, Kiara, Corinna, Ryan, Carissa, Sadie Wiese, Jack, Elizabeth and Joe. Loving great-grandfather of Rebecca Rose. Brother of William F. Hennessey of Seattle, WA. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Friday, August 26th. at 9am. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 10 o'clock. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Private. Late U.S. Army Veteran. Graduate of Boston Latin Class of 1951 and Boston College Class of 1955, MBA 1969. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Gerry to VNA Tippett House, 920 South St. Needham, MA 02492. For directions and guestbook www.gormleyfuneral.com William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600
Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 24, 2016
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