In Loving Memory
November 14, 1952 – March 28, 2016
A native of Pittsburgh, PA and a longtime resident of Mobile and Baldwin counties, Mr. Hennessy died in Mobile after an extended illness. The consummate Irishman, cheerful of heart and generous in spirit, he was the proprietor of Hennessy’s restaurants in the LoDa Entertainment District and in Upper Crichton. He attended Decatur High School in Decatur, AL, served in the Army National Guard, and graduated from the University of Alabama, where he was a social member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He was a member of the 1997 class of Leadership Mobile and served for many years on the Board of Directors of BayFest. He was formerly a member of the Athelstan Club and a mystic society.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman L. and Rosemary P. Hennessy of Decatur, and his brother, Daniel M. Hennessy of Talladega.
He is survived by his beloved son, Michael John Hilliard Hennessy; two brothers, Timothy C. Hennessy and wife, Lynne, of Birmingham, and Patrick J. Hennessy and wife, Sue, of Decatur; four sisters, Molly A. Hennessy of Mobile, Bridget van Aller and husband, Hans, of Key West, FL, Margaret (Maggie) Bates and husband, George Lucien (Buddy), of Fairhope, and Nora Hall and husband, Huey, of Decatur; his sister-in-law, Patricia Hennessy, of Wilmington, DE; two nieces, and 11 nephews.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, April 1, 2016 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. The family will receive friends in the Marian Center at 10:00 a.m. until the service hour. Memorial gifts to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org/donate, are suggested, in lieu of flowers. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.