Mary Ann Hennessy

MARY ANN HENNESSY, 79, OF ROYERSFORD Mary Ann (Istvan) Hennessy, 79, of Royersford, formerly of Edison, NJ, passed away Thursday at her residence. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary B. (Bernat) Istvan. Mary Ann was a Christmas enthusiast who collected Santas, as well as glass and china decorations. She retired from Rutgers University where she worked for many years. Surviving are daughters, Sharleen Deshpande, wife of Shekhar of San Diego, CA; Lynda Kenny, wife of William of Villanova, and Karen Pellecchia, wife of Chris of Brick, NJ; son-in-law, Daniel Knezevich, and grandchildren, Ryanne, Ashley, Benjamin, David, Sarah, and Diana. A memorial service will be celebrated Sunday, February 19, 3 p.m. at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road., Royersford. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1-2:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private. View obituaries or send condolences at

Published in The Mercury on Feb. 18, 2012