Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 6th from 4 to 8 pm in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St. Revere, for Marie A. Hennessey who died on Monday, October 2nd, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a long illness. She was 68 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, October 7th, beginning at 8:45 am, followed by a funeral mass at 10 am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. Revere. Interment immediately followed in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Marie was born on April 28, 1955, in Everett. She was a lifelong Revere resident where she was proudly raised by her parents David & Virginia Hennessey. She was the eldest of three, with brothers, David, Jr. & Mark. She attended Immaculate Conception School and was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1973. Marie furthered her education by earning a degree in Business Administration from Fisher College. Marie also continued to take various classes that interested her throughout her life. Marie worked for New England Tel & Tel, which became Verizon as a “Line Assigner,” her career spanned over 30 years.
Family was the center of Marie’s heart. She loved her parents, her brothers, and their spouses, and adored her nieces and nephews, who affectionately referred to her as “Auntie Ree.” Marie was a member of the Red Hats, The Telephone Pioneers of America, and she was most proud of her volunteer work for the “Generations” reading program at the Whalen School. Marie’s health had been declining over the past several years, but very much like her personality, she had a strong will to fight and push, which she did courageously. Her battle ended on Monday, and she is now reunited with her parents in heaven.
She is the beloved daughter of the late David J. Hennessey, Sr. & Virginia T. (Manning) Hennessey. The loving sister of David J. Hennessey, Jr & wife Francine M. Hennessey of Bedford and Mark F. Hennessey & wife Maureen B. Hennessey of Melrose. The cherished aunt of Daniel P. Hennessey, Timothy J. Hennessey, Theresa V.S. Hennessey, Kevin J. Hennessey, Ryan D. Hennessey, Brendan D. Hennessey, and Erin B. Hennessey. She is also lovingly survived by many cousins, extended family & friends.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to MGH Cancer Center, MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.