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Raymond F. Hennessey

January 23, 1931 May 28, 2023
Raymond F. Hennessey
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Obituary for Raymond F. Hennessey


Raymond Francis Hennessey, 92, of Mechanicsburg, PA formerly of Gettysburg, PA passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center.


He was born January 23, 1931 in Patton, PA the son of the late Francis Hennessey and Cora Hennessey (Warner). Ray is survived by his wife, Josephine Angela Hennessey (Engbert).


Mr. Hennessey was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Gettysburg, PA. He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received a Master’s Degree from Penn State University. Ray was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the US Army as a radio operator stationed in Japan. For 27 years he taught Junior and Senior High School in Bedford, PA. His subjects were Biology, Earth Science and Geography. Following his retirement from teaching he was employed at USAMRIID, Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD as a Genetic Engineer Laboratory Technician. Throughout his life, Ray was also a licensed realtor, particularly in the Bedford area.


He loved the outdoors and was an avid sports fan. Ray was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed singing in the church choir. Ray was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He lived the motto “for God, Family and Country” and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.


In addition to his wife, Mr. Hennessey is survived by six children; Joseph Hennessey and his wife Nilsa Loyo-Berrios of Ellicott City, MD, Mary Welsh and her husband Louis of Gettysburg, PA Gerella Matheos and her husband George of Lakeland, FL, John Hennessey and his wife Maeghan of Norman, OK, Theresa Neatrour and her husband Douglas of Mechanicsburg, PA, Carmella Hennessey of Mechanicsburg, PA, 12 grandchildren, one great grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews along with a sister Virginia and her husband Dr. Anthony Mosca of Harrisburg, PA. He was predeceased in death by a brother Richard Hennessey, a brother Timothy Hennessey, and a sister Donna Nestor.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 16, 2023, from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Gettysburg at 10:00 AM with Fr. Aaron Lynch, celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery. There will be a viewing on Thursday, June 15, 2023 from Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 455 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Online obituary and condolences available at monahanfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Thursday

15

Jun

6:00 PM 6/15/2023 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/15/2023 8:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

And Friday at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of the Mass

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Service

Friday

16

Jun

10:00 AM 6/16/2023 10:00:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

25 West High Street
Gettyburg, PA 17325

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
25 West High Street Gettyburg 17325 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

West High Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

West High Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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