George Hennessy

Born on in Danvers, Minnesota
Departed on September 2, 2020 in Melbourne, Florida

George Hennessy left his earthly life on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at his home in Melbourne, Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife Josephine in 2013. They were married for 58 years. He is survived by his son, Michael Hennessy, Tammy Miller, and Lisa Gemmill (Dan) and three grandchildren, Dathan Miller, Aaron Miller and Sarah Maceda (Pedro), a sister Beatrice Pearson and special friend Judy Walker. He was also blessed to have seven great grandchildren.
He was born in Danvers, Minnesota. He came from a large family with six sisters, five sisters, Lenore, Beverly, Marian, Susan, and Norma Jean have also gone to eternal rest. After graduating from High School he joined the United States Air Force. During his 4 years of service he met his wife and married. After leaving the Air Force he moved to Melbourne, Florida with his wife and worked at the US Space Facility Cape Canaveral. He then worked for Radiation and this started a long life of adventure, living, working and traveling abroad. Radiation became Harris Corporation where he was an engineer for 33yrs. After leaving Harris he worked for Bendix Corp and another adventure. ensued. He was fully retired to his home in Indian Harbor Beach by 1999.
Throughout his life he was a devout Lutheran. He served on the board of elders and many committees. He often helped with the upkeep and welfare of all the churches he attended. He enjoyed visiting with his children and grandchildren and his seven great grandchildren. Over his life he was very athletic playing baseball and bowling in leagues as well as golfing. He especially enjoyed traveling to his home state of Minnesota in the summer for fishing. Over his desk in his home is a poem which is a fitting closing to his long life of 86 years.

I pray that I may live to fish until my dying day,
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray,
when in the Lords great landing net
and peacefully asleep
then in his mercy I be judged
big enough to keep!

Funeral services will be held at Faith Viera Lutheran Church, 5550 Faith Drive, Rockledge, Florida on Saturday, September 12th at 11 am. There will be no reception after the funeral due to the coronavirus and we ask that all that attend please wear a face mask. The church practices social distancing. Also if you would feel more comfortable the service will be live streamed at the church website listed here: Internment with Military Honors will be at Benson City Cemetery, Benson, Minnesota.
The family request donations in his memory be made to CITA Cita please designate Helen’s House.

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Dennis and Elisa Sheppard from Melbourne, Florida wrote on September 12, 2020:
We are not able to be with you in person but our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are very sorry for your loss. George was a special man and will be missed.
Tom and Dempsey Hasslinger from Melbourne Village, FL wrote on September 11, 2020:
While we were never really on the same jobs at the same time at Radiation/Harris, you and I have crossed paths in some strange places and you have always been helpful and in control. The country owes you and so do I. You and Jo have been good friends to Dempsey and I. Rest in peace.
Ken & Jeanne Bowles from Purcellville VA wrote on September 10, 2020:
We are very sad to lose our friend George of 53 years. His free spirit will always be in our hearts. The wonderful memories of the times we were together with George and Jo will remain with us always. Our deepest sympathies to the Hennessy family and to Judy in Florida. We will miss you George, but you will never be forgotten.
Timir Premjee from Washington, DC wrote on September 7, 2020:
George, Jo and my dad are together again. It may be the end of an era here, but I’m sure the old Asmara gang have picked up where they left off. I was honored to know George who was a friend of the family for longer than all my 50 years on this good earth. He was family to us. His legacy will live on in the love and wonderful memories he left behind.
Randy and Rose Thron from Melbourne, FL wrote on September 7, 2020:
We loved George and will miss his friendship and his great stories. He was a wonderful man. Much love and deepest sympathy to the family and Judy.
Willie Pearson from Maple Grove, MN wrote on September 7, 2020:
Rest in Peace Uncle Fritz, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Del and Janice Wiese from Indian Harbour Beach wrote on September 6, 2020:
A good man and a good friend, he will be missed very much. May God bless him.
Mary Edith Thomas from SATELLITE BEACH wrote on September 6, 2020:
Sad to hear George has left us but we know he's on to other great adventures. We worked together at Radiation and Harris and he made the hard work more fun. Miss you George.
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