Wood Funeral Home

784 Main Street, East Aurora, NY


Mary T. McHenry

3 mayo , 193120 mayo , 2020

Mary T. McHenry (née Kiely) age 89, of Amherst, New York passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in East Aurora, New York. Cause of death was COVID-19.

Mary was born May 3, 1931 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her parents, Edna and John D. Kiely raised Mary and her two siblings in Jamestown, New York. In 1953, Mary moved to Buffalo, New York and married Joseph McHenry, a Buffalo attorney, educator, and Korean War veteran. Throughout their lives, Joseph and Mary's greatest joys were family, church, and travel. They were very active at Saint Joseph University Parish in Buffalo and later at St. James Church in Conway, South Carolina. Joseph passed away in 1995.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory, two children, J. Michael McHenry and Mary Hennessy, and their spouses, Eileen McHenry and Joseph Hennessy. Mary was pre-deceased by her brother, Dan Kiely, and her sister, Audrey (Kiely) Peterson. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Marty Peterson, of Rochester, NY.

She also leaves five amazing granddaughters and two of their spouses, Brenna Hennessy and her husband Steve Aureli; Devin (Hennessy) and her husband, Zach Hruby; Erin Hennessy; Sarah McHenry; and Juliana McHenry. Mary loved her granddaughters, as well as her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Mary will always be remembered for her strength, her easy laugh, and her powerful faith. Her love and kindness will forever be with us. Rest for now until we meet again.

Services will be private due to COVID-19. Future memorial services will be announced. All arrangements are entrusted to Wood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes a memorial donation to Romanian Children’s Relief, 1627 Beach Pkwy #208, Cape Coral, FL 33904 (www.RCR.org), or to the charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.woodfh.com for the Hennessy, McHenry and Kiely families.


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Mary T. McHenry


mary elizabeth & murray covello

26 mayo , 2020

Mary's wonderful laugh and delightful smile must have been passed on to her daughter Mary, and to her grandchildren. We're certain she will be missed, but in those faces, there's a sweet legacy.

MaryPat McHenry

23 mayo , 2020

Aunt Mary,

So many great memories, lots of love and laughter. I can hear You & my Mum laughing loud & hardy while in the kitchen....Yours. You always made me feel so welcome, loved & included. I see your fabulous, fun smile - even when you caught us up to mischief⁉️ Which was rare...of course (lol lol). You were my shiny, happy, Aunt Mary❣️
Thank you for being in my life💜

Kathleen Vinci

21 mayo , 2020

Aunt Mary has always been a favorite aunt, not only of myself, but of all the Dursi siblings. Her optimism, smile, and love for others made her a welcomed and joyful addition to every event we had. Her faith in Jesus enabled her to go places and encourage people far into her later years. I look forward to seeing her again with her Lord as she enjoys her reward.