Joseph C. Hennessey, 77

September 25, 2020

Joseph C. Hennessey, 77, of Lititz, formerly of NY, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Queens, NY he was the son of the late Joseph P. and Eila (Carminati) Hennessey. He shared 38 years together with Peter G. Reinertsen and the last 6 years in marriage.

He received a Master’s degree in Engineering from Queens College in New York beginning his career at Grumman Aircraft working on the Lunar Module for the Apollo Space Program. He later worked at Sperry Co. as a reliability engineer.

Joe was very proud of his Irish heritage and was a devoted Irish folk musician playing the guitar. He always looked forward to marching in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He loved making annual visits to Ireland to visit his great friends, the Patterson’s.

In addition to his spouse, Peter he is survived by his twin brother, John Hennessey husband of Christine of Timonium, MD.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family

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Condolences to the Family

September 30, 2020

John and Peter,
Please know that you are in our thoughts.
Ray & Susan Buchanan

September 30, 2020

We are so sad and sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed being neighbors to you and Joe for a few years. And renewing our friendships recently meant a lot to me. I will be in touch and stop by soon. Let’s stay in touch.
Dan and Mim Wert

September 30, 2020

Dear Peter,
We are so sorry for you loss.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Diane and Rick Poillon

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