William Lawrence “Bill” Hennrikus

William Lawrence “Bill” Hennrikus

Birth
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 29 Aug 2009 (aged 79)
Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Morningside 3, Row C, Plot 7
Memorial ID 119144305 · View Source
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Bedford, Massachusetts - William L. Hennrikus, 79, of Bedford, died at his home surrounded by his loving family on August 29, 2009.

Mr. Hennrikus was born in Newton on August 5, 1930, and he was the son of the late George F. and Agnes (Holmes) Hennrikus.

He was a graduate of the Frankfurt American High School in Germany and he earned his bachelor of arts degree in public relations from Boston University.

He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the Army from 1952 to 1954. He was honorably discharged with a rank of Corporal.

Mr. Hennrikus was a longtime employee of Northeast Petroleum Service and Supply in Jamaica Plain and also was the Veterans Agent for the Town of Bedford for many years. Earlier in his career, he also sold real estate and insurance and enjoyed working with his father-in-law at McNiff's Grill in Boston.

Living in Bedford since 1955, he was active in the community and was one of the original founders of the Wedgewood Swim & Tennis Club. He was also a member of St. Michael Parish, the Athletic Booster Club and a member of the Lexington Golf Club.

He was the husband of Patricia (McNiff) Hennrikus who died in 1996.

Mr. Hennrikus is survived by his son, Dr. William Hennrikus and his wife, Dr. Eileen Hennrikus of Hershey, PA, five daughters, Susan Pray and her husband, John of Chelmsford, Judy Link and her husband, Mark of Sudbury, Nancy Reagan and her husband, Jay of Southbury, CT, Kathy Penney and her husband, Scott of Groton, MA and Joyce Towle and her husband, Patrick of Bedford; one brother Paul and his wife Cindy of Annapolis, MD, twenty-one grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was the brother of the late George and Jack Hennrikus.

--Bedford Minuteman
Sunday, August 30, 2009


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  • Created by: Allen Monasmith
  • Added: 22 Oct 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 119144305
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Lawrence “Bill” Hennrikus (5 Aug 1930–29 Aug 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 119144305, citing Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Allen Monasmith (contributor 46880788) .