James Hennessey

James C. "Jim" Hennessey

Saturday, October 6th, 1934 - Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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James C. Hennessey, 85, of Fredonia, N. Y., died at his home Saturday April 18, 2020 after a lengthy illness. Jim was born October 6, 1934 in Dunkirk, N.Y. to Charles and Sara (Whidden) Hennessey. He served in the U. S. Army and was stationed in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Jim received his associate’s degree in automotive technology from Morrisville State College and was owner of Hennessey’s Autobody in Fredonia. He changed careers going into the insurance business where he eventually became president of Mayville-Tremaine Inc. Insurance Agency in Fredonia. Jim was active with several organizations including Boy Scouts of America, Jaycees, Beaver Club and Kiwanis Club. He was a longtime active member of the Fredonia First United Methodist Church. Jim was a supporter and active with Habitat for Humanity and also coached Babe Ruth Baseball. He enjoyed golf, bowling, playing cards, and especially spending time with his family.

Jim is survived by: his wife, Nancy (Robertson) Hennessey, who he married in 1956; three children: Scott (Brenda) Hennessey, Gregory (Joy) Hennessey and Suzzane (Kevin) Voss; grandchildren: Sarah (Ron) Krzal, David (Brittany) Hennessey, Kendra (Chris) McLaughlin, Patrick Hennessey, Cameron Voss and Lucas Voss; great-grandchildren: Alexa and Carter Hennessey and Matthew Krzal; and two sisters: Kathy Hennessey and Patricia Hennessey Finson.

Besides his parents, Charles and Sara (Whidden) Hennessey, Jim is predeceased a
his sister, Margaret “Peggy” Wills and his brother, Robert Hennessey.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care and caregivers: Carol Arnold, Alicia Bantin, Kristine Gehling, Katie McCoy, Brenda Hennessey Jackie Witherell and Emily Panek.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Hennessey’s memory may be made to: Fredonia First United Methodist Church, 25 Church Street, Fredonia, N.Y. 14063, (fredoniafirst.org), Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, N.Y. 14750, (chpc.care), or Habitat for Humanity, 2 Academy Street, Mayville, NY 14757, (habitat.org)

A memorial service, at the Fredonia First United Methodist Church, will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 716-679-9000.
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    Location
    Fredonia First United Methodist Church
    Address
    25 Church Street
    FREDONIA, NY 14063
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    A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Mr. Hennessey’s memory may be made to: Fredonia First United Methodist Church, 25 Church Street, Fredonia, N.Y. 14063, (fredoniafirst.org), Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, N.Y. 14750, (chpc.care), or Habitat for Humanity, 2 Academy Street, Mayville, NY 14757, (habitat.org)
  • Interment

    Location
    Forest Hill Cemetery
    Address
    Lambert Avenue
    FREDONIA, NY 14063
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Posted at 02:10pm
Nancy and family please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Jim. Even though I have not lived in the area for quite sometime, I remember Jim as a very friendly kind man. Carol Britz Myers
 
BH

Brenda Hennessey Posted at 08:19pm

Thank you for your kind words, we will share this with Nancy.
CN

Charles Nicosia

Posted at 01:40pm
Family, so deeply saddened to learn of Jim's passing. He was an instrumental part of my life from baseball days on into the start of business life and on the golf course. I have so many fond memories that I will cherish.
May all the good memories help you all get through this time of sorrow.
Sincere Condolences,
Chuck, Caryn, Paige and Owen Nicosia
 
BH

Brenda Hennessey Posted at 08:17pm

Thank you so much for your kind words! He always spoke well of you and your parents. We are thankful for the wonderful memories.

Debbie Maybach

Posted at 12:04pm
Greg and Joy - My sincerest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your father. And during such a crazy distancing time right now. So hard not to be be with loved ones. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

Love Buffalo Doll - Debbie MAybach
 
BH

Brenda Hennessey Posted at 08:25pm

Thank you!
PO

Paul Olkowski

Posted at 11:47am
Scott:
I would like express my sympathies to you and your Family on your Dad's passiing.
Paul Olkowski.

 
BH

Brenda Hennessey Posted at 08:20pm

Paul, Scott says Thank you and he appreciates your remarks.
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