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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Obituary: James Michael Hennessy, 62, Wellsville native

Wellsville, NY - James Michael Hennessy, 62, of Rowlett, TX, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 following a long illness. He was born February 28, 1954, in Wellsville, NY, the eldest (and bossiest) son of James M. and Mary Ellen (Driscoll) Hennessy. After growing tired of the frigid western New York winters, Jim moved south to Rowlett, TX. For several years he worked as a hospital administrator where he put his assertive nature and loud voice to good use. Later in life, he greatly helped his wife by managing her medical practice. He was a wonderful and caring father, always making sure to watch after his daughter so that he would never miss an opportunity to embarrass her in front of her friends. Jim was an avid reader of non-fiction and enjoyed annoying his wife and daughter with his repeated viewings of World War II programs on the History Channel. Despite his brash personality, Jim was a very caring soul. He was always the first one to lend a hand, offer a ride, or cook a meal when needed. His thoughtfulness will be greatly missed.
James is survived by his wife: Suzanne Smith of Rowlett, TX; daughter: Kathryn Hennessy of Irving, TX; brothers: Joseph (Laurie) Hennessy, Timothy (Patti) Hennessy and Michael (Ann Marie) Hennessy all of Wellsville, and Daniel (Kathleen) Hennessy of Jamestown, NY, as well as various nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, and aunts. He was preceded in death by his parents and Brother, Patrick Hennessy.
Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, following the visitation. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Immaculate Conception School or the Hart Comfort House. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.