Mary Ellen Hennessy
January 13, 1937 – February 3, 2020
Mary Ellen Hennessy, age 83 of Rochester Hills, Michigan, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2020. Mary was born in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest daughter of Edward & Jennie McNamara. She graduated from St Theresa of Avila Catholic School in 1955. In 1960 Mary married the love of her life, Charlie Hennessy. They travelled the world together and were married for 57 years before Charlie passed away in January, 2018. She is survived by her children, John, Trish (Tom) Hammett and Ed (Liza), her grandchildren Michael, Megan, Caitlin, Madison and Alison; and her sister, Margaret Golden, plus countless nieces & nephews.
Mary was a devout Catholic and active member of the St. Regis Parish & School. She loved ice cream, doing word search puzzles, watching General Hospital & The Bachelor. Above all, she cherished spending time with her family and friends. Visitation Tuesday, February 11, 2020 between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm at Pixley Funeral Home, 3530 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 Prayer service at 10:00 am followed by Memorial Mass at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at St. Regis Catholic Church, 3691 Lincoln Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Charlie Hennessy, Husband (deceased)
- John, Trish (Tom) Hammett and Ed (Liza), Children
- Michael, Megan, Caitlin, Madison and Alison, Grandchildren
- Edward & Jennie McNamara, Parents (deceased)
- Margaret Golden, Sister
- Visitation Tuesday, February 11, 2020
- Rosary Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020
- Instate Wednesday, February 12, 2020
- Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Mary Ellen Hennessy
February 9, 2020
Dear Hennessy Family,
I met your parents when they used Crittenton Home Care. They became my friends and I so enjoyed both being at their home and keeping in touch. The stories of their life together and your family were so touching. They sure loved all of you! Their friendship remains an inspiration to me and I was just thinking of your mom the other day. My sincerest condolences to all of you. It is comforting to know they are reunited now.