Richard Robert “Dick” Hennessey
Richard Robert “Dick” Hennessey of Argilla Road, Ipswich, died
suddenly Sunday, September 11, 2016 at his home.
Born in Salem on November 1, 1943, he was the son of the late
William F. Hennessey and Eleanor (Jeffrey) Hennessey. He lived most
of his life in Ipswich, graduated from Ipswich High School in 1962,
and served in the Army National Guard for seven years. Dick worked
in and owned tanneries in Peabody before joining Magid Glove Company
in Chicago, as a manufacturer’s sales representative. He loved his
job and retired in 2012 after thirty years of service.
Dick loved his home and yard, spending time in Stowe, taking
wonderful road trips with Heidi, playing golf with old friends, and
gathering his family together. He will be so very missed.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Heidi (Simoneau)
Hennessey who loved him dearly. They met when they were fourteen
years old. He was also survived by his beloved son Chris and wife
Susan of Montpelier, VT; beloved daughter Hope Reed and husband
Craig of Tucson, AZ and beloved son Richard and partner Meghan
Sylvester of Hull and the seven lights of his life, his adored
grandchildren, Catherine and Olivia Hennessey, Henry and Scarlett
Reed, and Annabelle, Chloe and Cordelia Hennessey.
addition, Dick leaves his brothers William and wife Mersine of
Florida, and Jeffrey and wife Sally of Merrimack, and sisters Anne
Winter of Essex, Ellen Fuller of Virginia, Alice and husband Ken
Savage, of Maine, Mary Hennessey of Newburyport and Janet Hennessey
of Newburyport; plus many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are welcomed to visiting hours Thursday
September 15 from 4 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6
High Street, Ipswich. Interment will be private. Memorial
contributions in his name may be made to the American Heart
Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.