Patricia J. Hennessy

January 12, 1946June 21, 2012

Patricia J. Hennessy, 66, of Union passed away on June 21, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. She grew up in Kenilworth and resided in Union for 30 years. Patricia was a graduate of Dayton High School and Kean University. She was also a teacher in Roselle for many years. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. Friends and family may call on Monday, June 25th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave., Union, N.J. A service will be offered at the funeral home Tuesday, June 26th at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia. Beloved wife of Walter Hennessy. Loving mother of Alicia Gregorio and her husband Rick, and Matthew Hennessy and his wife Karyn. Dear sister of Earl, Joseph, Paul, and the late Larry DeNichols. Adoring grandmother of Kyle, Maeve, Connor, and the late Luke. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Trinitas Health Foundation in honor of Dr. William Kessler PO Box 259, Elizabeth, NJ 07207.


  • Visitation Monday, June 25, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, June 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Patricia J. Hennessy

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Jerilyn Jefferis

June 29, 2012

Walter I am so sorry for your family's loss and that Pat was sick for so many years. I was pleased I could see you for a bit at the viewing. All my thoughts, Jeri Cook Jefferis

Gail J

June 27, 2012

Mrs Hennessy was a great woman. While Mr Henny was coaching us, she was always cheering for us. Hennessy family you will always be in my prayers.

June 26, 2012

Dear Walt,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you all. Yvonne Francis (Wickatunk, N.J.)

Lena Kroeper

June 25, 2012

Dear Alicia, Rick and family, So sad to hear about the passing of your mom. She was such a nice, intelligent heart goes out to all of you.

Lena Kroeper

Lorna Reid

June 25, 2012

Although I'm all grown up now, you're still Mrs. Hennessy to me. Thank you for opening up your home to the Hillside girls basketball team all those years. You made the best spaghetti! :))). I remember wishing I could stay or come back more often...your life has touched me in a fond way that I always remember....and it was always evident that coach Henny had something very special.

Michael Foley

June 24, 2012

I just went through the photo gallery and I must say that my cousin Patty Jane was a beautiful person outside and in. Her ever-ready smile and good cheer was evident in every picture. I know about the "third degree of kindred" and all, but I loved my cousin Patty Jane.

Barbara (Collins) La Mort

June 23, 2012

Dear Walt, Alicia, and Matt,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Pat was a woman full of grace--in every sense of the word. I always admired her composure and the pride she took in your family. Love, Barbara

June 23, 2012

Dear Walt and family- please accept my hearlfelt sympathy. Patty was a woman of valor..she fought her illness with grace and dignity. Be assured of prayers and fond remembrances of times shared with you and Patty. Much love and understanding during this difficult time. Susan Airey, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Renee Luttati

June 22, 2012

Dear Walt and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about Pat's passing. We will always remember her beautiful smile.
Mike and Renee Luttati
(Alice's sister)

Patty Hart

June 22, 2012

Dear Walter and family,
My heart-felt condolences on your loss. Pat was a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Fondly, Patty Hart (Collier Youth Services)