Linus Edward Hennessey, 96, of Huachuca City AZ, passed away peacefully at Haven of Sierra Vista Monday evening June 7th, 2021. Born August 4th, 1924 in Leavenworth Kansas to Thomas and Mary Victoria Hennessey, Linus was the 6th of nine children. He served in the Merchant Marines for 4 years and then joined the U.S. Navy. He served from 1942 to 1976 on active duty and fought in WWII and the Korean War.
He married Theresa M. Dunne in 1953 and they traveled throughout his Navy career in all parts of the world before finally retiring in Oakdale, CT where they raised their family of six children. After serving 30 + years of military service on submarines and recruiting, retiring in 1976, he went onto Federal Law Enforcement for both the Navy and Coast Guard for an additional 20 years.
A committed Catholic, Linus was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather. Linus was predeceased by his wife Theresa and son William. Survivors include his two sons Robert and James Hennessey and three daughters, Mary Hennessey Moss; Kathleen Audia (Joseph) and Christine Hennessey-Cavan (Richard). Grandchildren include Kimberly Brady (John), Michael Moss (Ariana), and Jennifer DeBlasio, and Dillon McDonald (Tessa) and great-grandchildren Kara Kling and Kaylin Hennessey-Kling, Solana and Phoenix, McDonald and Maddox Moss, and a great-great-granddaughter Scarlett Taylor. Linus also is survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Linus spent his last 20 years residing in Arizona and was a committed altar server with the Good Shephard Mission, a 3rd degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and an avid reader. He also enjoyed traveling back and forth from CT to AZ and visiting relatives in travel.
Catholic services will begin on the 23rd of June at 9:00 am at Good Shepherd Mission in Whetstone; followed by Military Honors at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a memorial contribution in his honor to St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Parish.
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