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Kenneth J. Hennelly


1930 - 2014
Kenneth J. Hennelly

AGE: 84 • Whiting

Kenneth J. Hennelly, 84, of Whiting, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Community Medical Center in Toms River. Kenneth was born on Feb. 24, 1930 in Jersey City. He was raised in Jersey City, and after raising his family and residing in South Plainfield, he moved to Whiting, NJ in 2001. He was signed to a minor league baseball contract to play for the Boston Braves, and played with Wytheville Senators in the Blue Ridge League. Kenneth was a long time major league baseball scout for the San Diego Padres. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean Hennelly; 4 sons, Mark Hennelly and his wife Maureen, Kenneth Hennelly and his wife Lynette, Donald Hennelly and his wife Sheri, and Steven Hennelly and his wife Ann Marie; a brother, Donald Hennelly; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Anderson Campbell Funeral Home, 115 Lacey Road, Whiting. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in the funeral home. Interment will be private at a later date in the BG William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project by visiting www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org.



Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 11, 2014
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