Monday, December 24, 2018

Mary Lou Hennessy

Wellsville, NY - Mary Lou Hennessy, 91, formerly of Amity Lake passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Manor Hills in Wellsville with her family at her side, and where she received such loving and compassionate care. She was born February 13, 1927 in Wellsville the daughter of the late, Herbert E. and Helen M. (King) Brundage. On August 20, 1949 in St. Mary's Church in Bolivar she married John J. Hennessy who predeceased her on December 27, 2012. 

Mary Lou cherished her family and was a devoted wife and mother. She was a woman of deep faith, found the good in everyone, and always put others before herself. Throughout her 63 years of marriage to Jack, she was integral to his success hosting business clients both domestically and internationally. She was a strong women who helped keep her family together, hosting reunions and Christmas Eve parties, and putting so much love, care, and detail into everything she did. 
                                                                                                                                                          She is survived by two sons, John (Christine) Hennessy, and Thomas (Kendra) Hennessy,  three daughters, Margaret (Lyle) Nye, Mary (Joseph) Smullin, and Patricia (James) Sanford, 14 grandchildren, John (Malancha) Hennessy, Gregory, and Peter Hennessy, Sarah, Samantha, and Shea Hennessy, Nicole, Jessica, Marissa, and Kathryn Nye, Joshua Smullin, and Kelsey (Alyssa) Smullin, Andrew, and Shannon Sanford, a brother, Richard (Shirley) Brundage, brothers and sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen (Richard) Brunell, Cathleen (Frank) Linnecke, Thomas (Mary) Hennessy, and Agnes (Thomas) Brush, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased in addition to her parents, and husband, by two brothers, Donald, and Herbert Brundage, a sister, Barbara Shaner, brothers and sisters-in-law, Elizabeth (James) Searle, William (Corinne) Hennessy, and James (Mary Ellen) Hennessy

Friends are invited to call on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 29, at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the the Hart Comfort House, or the Alzheimer's Association. To leave online condolences, please visit

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