Thomas ("Tom") Hennessy, Jr. of Boca Raton, FL, died Mon., Sep. 9, 2013 after a long struggle with multiple illnesses. Tom was born in Scranton, PA and lived with his family in towns across the Northeast through the age of 14 when the family moved to Japan. Tom graduated from St. Mary's International School in Tokyo, Japan and Fairfield University in CT.
Tom enjoyed successful careers in sales and the service industry, and after he became ill, he was a tireless advocate for those suffering from disease, disability and misfortune. He was a gifted saxophone player, and loved jazz, wine, and gourmet food. He was also fond of fast cars – driving, racing, selling, and caring for them.
He was the beloved son of Kate, and the late Thomas M. Hennessy, sister Mary, brother Charlie and sister-in-law Nancy Cowdin, brother Kevin, brother George, sister-in-law Rebecca, nephews Sean and Ryan, sister Ellen, brother Robert, sister-in-law Katie, nephews Luke and Mason, and niece Maggie. Tom will be remembered for his wit, determination, dedication to friends, his love of the city of San Francisco, and his advocacy.
The funeral mass will be celebrated Thur., Sep. 19, 2013 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, MD, at 11 a.m. The family will welcome guests at 10 a.m., prior to the mass. Internment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, MD, followed by a reception at Our Lady of Mercy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association at http://www.masscfids.org/ or to the National Alliance for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis at http://www.name-us.org.
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