Nora Dempsey

October 7, 1930June 29, 2018

Nora Dempsey Obituary Nora M (nee Hennessy) 87, of Mahwah passed away on June 29, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband John of 59 years. Loving mother of John P Jr. (Darlene) Dempsey, Nancy Dempsey-Reiher and Maryann (Joseph) Mauro. Cherished grandmother of SSGT John P (Sarah) Dempsey III, Matthew and Michael Reiher, Joseph and Dylan Mauro. Adored great-grandmother of Penny and Luke Dempsey. Dear sister of Bette Brooks, Jim Hennessy and Peg LaFontaine and sister-in law of Mary Pat Dempsey and Marita Deraney. She was predeceased by her brother John Hennessy. She worked as an office manager at Suffern Distributors for 30+ years and volunteered at the Center for Food Action in Mahwah for over 15 years where she received many awards for her dedication. She was a lifelong parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Mahwah where she served as the president of the school PTA. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home 177 Route 59, Suffern NY. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday July 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Mahwah. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Nora to the Center for Food Action or to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Please send tributes, memories and condolences to


  • John P. (Darlene) Dempsey Jr., Son
  • Nancy Dempsey-Reiher, Daughter
  • Maryann (Joseph) Mauro, Daughter
  • John P. (Sarah) Dempsey III, Grandson
  • Matthew Reiher, Grandson
  • Michael Reiher, Grandson
  • Joseph Mauro, Grandson
  • Dylan Mauro, Grandson
  • Penny Dempsey, Great Granddaughter
  • Luke Dempsey, Great Grandson
  • Bette Brooks, Sister
  • Jim Hennessy, Brother
  • Peg LaFontaine, Sister
  • Mary Pat Dempsey, Sister-in-law
  • Marita Deraney, Sister-in-law


  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Nora Dempsey

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Dolores Scott

July 2, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. Nora was my neighbor and she was always so friendly and sweet. And I especially enjoyed Nora’s great baking. Will miss her,

Dolores Scott

Jodie, Cord and Allison Meyer

July 1, 2018

So sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Dunnigan Allen

July 1, 2018

RIP Nora.

Sophie Thorson

June 30, 2018

Nancy ^ Mary Ann

So sorry for your loss. At least she is with her husband and God. I know you two did the best you could do.Your mom & dad

iraised two beautiful daughters. May she rest in peace and God bless you and help you through this difficult time.