October 21, 1933 - July 10, 2017

Dr. Lawrence A. “Larry” Hennessey, age 83, of Madison passed away Monday July 10, 2017 at his home. Born in Independence, Iowa on October 21, 1933, he was the son of the late
Anna (Killias) and Maurice Hennessey. Larry was a graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa
and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville Missouri. He was Elected Outstanding Senior of the Year by his peers. He served his internship at Warren General Hospital in Warren, Ohio and residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a general surgeon.
Larry came to Madison in 1968 to become the Chief of Surgery a Northeast Ohio General Hospital from 1968 until it closure in 1988. He also worked at Lake County Hospital, Geneva Memorial Hospital and Richmond Heights General Hospital. Being a physician was very important to him. He had a wonderful bedside manner and was a caring and compassionate healer.
Larry enjoyed working and collecting classic cars, he also enjoyed skiing, sailing, and golfing. He loved people, telling a good joke and always loved a good bargain.
Most of all Larry dedicated his life to God, he was a member of the Immaculate Conception
Church in Madison for 49 years and served as an Usher for many years. Larry was a Veteran who served in the U.S. Army 1954-1956.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Donna (Polombo),
Children; Lauren (Michael) Gattuso of Cape Coral, Fla., Marisa Hennessey of Madison,
Kevin (Sonia) Hennessey of Geneva, Gwendolyn Hennessey of Eastlake, Patrick (Sally) Hennessey of Geneva, Damian (Terri) Hennessey of Madison, Lawrence Hennessey Jr. of Cleveland, and
James Hennessey of Geneva. Grandchildren; Amanda, Kevin, Morgan, Monica, Owen,
Mariah, Taylor, Great Granddaughter Abby, Sisters; Catherine (Eugene) DeLucia, Marilyn (Bob) McElligott, Sr. Gwen Hennessey O.S.F. and Brother; Maurice Hennessey. Preceded in death by infant brother James, Brothers; Tom, Jack (Jo Lynn), Dave (LaVera) and Fr. Ron Hennessey M.M.; Sisters: Sr. Dorothy O.S.F., Monica (Jerome) Krebsbach, Geraldine (Donald) Welter, Sr. Miriam O.S.F. and Mary June (Jim) McDonald.
Visitation will be held Monday 5-8 PM July 24, 2017 at the Potti Funeral Home 2726 Hubbard Rd. Madison. Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Tuesday July 25, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception
Church. Interment North Madison Cemetery



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