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Robert E. Hennessey

July 14, 2017 ~ August 17, 1935 (age 81)

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July 18, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Redgate - Hennessy Funeral Directors
4 Gorham Place
Trumbull, CT 06611

Mass of Christian Burial
July 19, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Patrick Church
851 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT

Interment following funeral service
July 19, 2017

Mountain Grove Cemetery
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Robert E. Hennessey, age 81 of North Haven and formerly of Bridgeport passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at The Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Married 50 years, he was the beloved husband of the late Margaret Curran Hennessey. Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late David and Mary Hannon Hennessey. Robert was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He retired from the Bridgeport Fire Department after 28 years of service; he was also a Fire Inspector. He was a member of the Bridgeport Area Retired Firefighters and a 3rd Degree Knight of the knights of Columbus. Robert was an avid golfer, loved to play cards with the family. He would also love to go down at St. Mary’s by the Sea, where he would read his daily paper while drinking  coffee and doing his crossword puzzles. He never missed the Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Survivors include his son, Kevin R. Hennessey of Bridgeport, daughters, Noreen D’Onofrio and her husband Edward of North Haven, Maura Charney and her husband Kevin of Bridgeport, Sheila Moore and her husband Charles of Jupiter Farms, Florida, eight grandchildren, Beth Torres and her husband Arnaldo, Melissa Davis, Sean Charney and his wife Ana, Bridget D’Onofrio, John D’Onofrio, Charles Moore Jr., Emily Hennessey, and  Lisa Hennessey, and eight great grandchildren, Brandie, Vincent, Elijah, Chyanne, Trinity, Alexander, Antonio, and Isabella, two sisters-in-law Ann Curran and Patricia Dooley and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Hennessey and his brother Patrick Hennessey Sr. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:00a.m., from the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull and at 10:00a.m., in St. Patrick’s Church, Bridgeport with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8:00p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in his memory to Special Olympics Connecticut, 2666 State Street #1, Hamden, CT 06517 or to The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610. To send online condolences please visit

Charitable donations may be made to:

Special Olympics Connecticut
2666 State Street #1, Hamden CT 06517

The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital
267 Grant Street, Bridgeport CT 06610

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