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Celebrating the life of
Mary Patricia Mahany Hennessy
Passed away on April 03, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm to 6:30pm - Friday, April 05, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Vigil Service
  • 6:30pm - Friday, April 05, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 1:00pm - Saturday, April 06, 2019
  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
  • 7020 Concord Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 897-5156
  • Burial
  • - Saturday, April 06, 2019
  • Catholic Cemetery
  • 1720 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-201-4075

Michael and Sara, my sincere sympathy to you and the rest of your family for the loss of your sister, Patty. Know that y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. May loving memories fill your hearts and provide comfort now and in the days to come. May she rest in the love of the Lord.

Anne Powers, Savannah, Ga

I love you the most big sister.

Michael, ,

Sara,so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Patty. Condolences to all the family. As the song says "I Can Only Imagine" & therein "death where is your sting?" Patty is at peace enjoying eternal happiness with her Lord & Savior!

Joanne Smith Newland, , GA

Sitting here, missing you. .RIP Patty

sara , ,

Hugh,John and the rest of the family So sorry about your mom lost mine years ago. Remember many a good time at 7th and jones,1st time I meet yalls gang you came 2 see if you could use our phone!Start of good friendship,from having 2 fish the roof on the house so we could go play tennis to later years and my VW Bus 2 your mom calling my bike a Organ Donor!

Gordon Deloach, Tybee Island , GA

To all the family... I am just so sad to hear the news... Patty was the best!! She’s my Dad’s first cousin, but I always called her my Aunt Patty... since they were so close in age... and cousins are your age.. not your parents.. Anyway, she always loved big!! She expected a lot.. but she loved big and made you know you were loved!! She loved you all... and loved family.. I saw her just 3 weeks ago when I was at Tybee for their St Patrick’s Day parade... she was having a bad day... but lit up when she realized it was me coming to visit... and we talked.. we laughed... I offered to bust her out and take her to Tybee or her house... she wasn’t up for it.. We talked some more.. she was watching the game. I told her that I had to get back to Tybee before the traffic got bad... and I could still bust her out... we laughed, we hugged, told each other we loved each other... and I left. I will always LOVE your Mom... she was my favorite!! Praying for you all!!

Tricia Mahany Steinman , Cumming , Ga

Patty was unique—a person whose friendship I treasured. My heart goes out to the family. I am thankful for such great memories. Rest In Peace my friend.

Dottie Hennessey, Canton, MA

Patty was so loved by our family! We cherish our time with her! She was so good to all of us but especially Bertie! There is quite a card game going on in heaven!

Anna and Paul Kaluzne & girls, Savannah, GA

Patty was so loved by our family! We cherish our time with her! She was so good to all of us but especially Bertie! There is quite a card game going on in heaven!

Anna and Paul Kaluzne & girls, Savannah, GA

Sara, my sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your sister. May the Angels guide her gently Home.

Angela Watkins, Savannah, GA

Joe and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May perpetual light shine upon Patty.

Carolyn Beebe, Savannah, GA

So very sorry for the loss of your Mother, we are praying for you & your family.

Barbara Howell, Augusta, Ga

So sorry for your loss.Prayers for the family . May perpetual light shine upon her.

Julia Dyer Strickland, Savannah, Ga

On April 3, Mary Patricia Mahany Hennessy entered the kingdom of God after a brief illness. Known as Patty to her family and friends, she was a strong woman, devoted daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and loyal friend. She is preceded in death by her parents who she adored: Hugh “Flapper” and Freda Mahany. Patty is survived by her six children: Hugh Hennessy (Barbara), Michael Hennessy (Jane), John Hennessy (Shelby), Maryanne Rautenstrauch (Robert), Caroline Brown (Alex) and Maureen Roth (Mark); nine grandchildren: JP Hennessy, Julianne Hennessy, Madison Hennessy, Harry Hennessy, Emma Hennessy, Jack Rautenstrauch, Erin Martinez, Catherine Roth and Claire Roth; brothers Joseph Mahany and Hugh Michael Mahany, and sister Sara Mahany; and the many extended family members and friends who were so important to her.

Patty is a graduate of Cathedral School, St. Vincent’s Academy and St. Joseph’s Nursing School, making lifelong friends who supported her at every stage of her life. She had numerous adventures as a young nurse before marrying John Hennessy in 1959. She lived in Maryland, New York, Atlanta, Boston and Augusta before returning to her beloved Savannah. Patty raised her children primarily in suburban Boston, where she was an active member of the community – keeping an eye on neighborhood kids as a member of the “Pat Patrol,” hosting block parties, and gathering the gals for coffee. Whether traveling, getting up to shenanigans with her grandkids or simply enjoying the view from her dock, she loved nothing more than spending good times with the people she loved.

Please join us to celebrate her life on Friday, April 5, with a Visitation from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Islands Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, followed by burial at Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or at stjude.org or to St. Vincent’s Academy, 207 E. Liberty St. Savannah, GA 31401.

 

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Michael and Sara, my sincere sympathy to you and the rest of your family for the loss of your sister, Patty. Know that y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. May loving memories fill your hearts and provide comfort now and in the days to come. May she rest in the love of the Lord.

Anne Powers, Savannah, Ga

I love you the most big sister.

Michael, ,

Sara,so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Patty. Condolences to all the family. As the song says "I Can Only Imagine" & therein "death where is your sting?" Patty is at peace enjoying eternal happiness with her Lord & Savior!

Joanne Smith Newland, , GA

Sitting here, missing you. .RIP Patty

sara , ,

Hugh,John and the rest of the family So sorry about your mom lost mine years ago. Remember many a good time at 7th and jones,1st time I meet yalls gang you came 2 see if you could use our phone!Start of good friendship,from having 2 fish the roof on the house so we could go play tennis to later years and my VW Bus 2 your mom calling my bike a Organ Donor!

Gordon Deloach, Tybee Island , GA

To all the family... I am just so sad to hear the news... Patty was the best!! She’s my Dad’s first cousin, but I always called her my Aunt Patty... since they were so close in age... and cousins are your age.. not your parents.. Anyway, she always loved big!! She expected a lot.. but she loved big and made you know you were loved!! She loved you all... and loved family.. I saw her just 3 weeks ago when I was at Tybee for their St Patrick’s Day parade... she was having a bad day... but lit up when she realized it was me coming to visit... and we talked.. we laughed... I offered to bust her out and take her to Tybee or her house... she wasn’t up for it.. We talked some more.. she was watching the game. I told her that I had to get back to Tybee before the traffic got bad... and I could still bust her out... we laughed, we hugged, told each other we loved each other... and I left. I will always LOVE your Mom... she was my favorite!! Praying for you all!!

Tricia Mahany Steinman , Cumming , Ga

Patty was unique—a person whose friendship I treasured. My heart goes out to the family. I am thankful for such great memories. Rest In Peace my friend.

Dottie Hennessey, Canton, MA

Patty was so loved by our family! We cherish our time with her! She was so good to all of us but especially Bertie! There is quite a card game going on in heaven!

Anna and Paul Kaluzne & girls, Savannah, GA

Patty was so loved by our family! We cherish our time with her! She was so good to all of us but especially Bertie! There is quite a card game going on in heaven!

Anna and Paul Kaluzne & girls, Savannah, GA

Sara, my sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your sister. May the Angels guide her gently Home.

Angela Watkins, Savannah, GA

Joe and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May perpetual light shine upon Patty.

Carolyn Beebe, Savannah, GA

So very sorry for the loss of your Mother, we are praying for you & your family.

Barbara Howell, Augusta, Ga

So sorry for your loss.Prayers for the family . May perpetual light shine upon her.

Julia Dyer Strickland, Savannah, Ga


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