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Rev Laurence F Hennessy
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1897
County Tipperary, Ireland
Death: Mar. 27, 1987
Contra Costa County
California, USA

A native of Lisvernane, Glen of Aherlow, Monsignor Hennessy was educated at Rockwell College, Cashel, and at St. Patrick's College, Thurles, where he was ordained in 1922. He served in parishes in Oakland, San Francisco, and Alameda. He was the brother of Rev. Father Robert Hennessy, Pastor of St. Robert's Church, San Bruno, California, USA., and the late Reverend Father William Hennessy , who was pastor of St. Michael's Church, Livermore, California, USA, prior to his death.

In 1919, Father William Hennessy and his brother Lawrence came to the U.S. They both immediately became ill with tuberculosis. The Archbishop of San Francisco arranged for them to recuperate at the home of personal friends of his who had a ranch near Oakdale. These friends had lost their children to tuberculosis and found comfort in giving a home to the two Hennessy brothers until they became well. The brothers became like the children they had lost, and when the couple died, they left the ranch to the Hennessey's. They leased the land, and used the revenue to help pay for their relatives college education.
Family links: 
  Laurence Hennessy (1862 - 1937)
  Julia English Hennessy (1867 - 1951)
  William S. Hennessy (1896 - 1963)*
  Laurence F Hennessy (1897 - 1987)
  Michael Hennessy (1899 - 1981)*
  Patrick Hennessy (1902 - 1979)*
  John Hennessy (1906 - 1968)*
  Julia Hennessy Kelly (1910 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Stanislaus County
California, USA
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Record added: Oct 31, 2006
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Rev Laurence F Hennessy
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Rev Laurence F Hennessy
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