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Rev William S. Hennessy
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1896
County Tipperary, Ireland
Death: Nov. 30, 1963
Alameda County
California, USA

San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, California, 1 December 1963

Fr. Hennessy, Pastor at Livermore

The Rev. William F. Hennessy, pastor of St. Michael's Catholic Church here since 1951, died yesterday in a Livermore hospital after a brief illness. He was 67.

Father Hennessy was pastor of St. Augustine's Church in Pleasanton for 10 years before going to Livermore.

He was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, and attended St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park before he was ordained in St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco in 1924.

He was chaplain at the Honda Home in San Francisco before moving to Pleasanton.

Father Hennessy is survived by two brothers, the Rev. Laurence F. Hennessy of Queen of All Saints Church in Concord and The Rev. Robert J. Hennessy of St. Robert's Church in San Bruno.

A solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church here. Burial will be at Eugene Stanislaus County.

Aherlos-Born Pastor's Death

Very Reverend William Hennessy, whose death has occurred in Livermore, California, was a native of Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary, and was the son of the late Laurence and Julia Hennessy of Lisvernane.

The late Father Hennessy who was educated at Rockwell College, Cashel, and St. Patrick's College, Thurles, was ordained at St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, and administered in the Archdiocese of San Francisco., being Pastor of St. Michael's Church in Livermore, California, at the time of his death. He is survived by his brothers Rev. Lawrence Hennessy, Pastor, Queen of All Saints Church, Concord, California; Rev. Robert Hennessy, Pastor, St. Robert's Church, San Bruno, California; Joachim Hennessy, Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary; Michael Hennessy, Skeheen, Mitchelstown; John Hennessy, Clonmel; and sisters, Catherine Kiely, Tipperary; Mrs. Margaret Ryan, Kilteely, Limerick; and Mrs. Michael Kirby, Tipperary; another sister, was the late Julia Kelly, Tipperary.

Requiem office and high mass for the deceased were celebrated in Lisvernane Parish Church on Wednesday, December 4th. 
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)*
  Robert J Hennessy (1905 - 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: Mar 27, 2009
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Rev William S. Hennessy
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