Claire L. Hennessy Scout leader, teacher

October 05, 1990

A Mass of Christian burial for Claire L. Hennessy, a former teacher who was a Girl Scout leader in Parkville for more than 30 years, will be offered at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road.

Mrs. Hennessy, who lived on Alden Road in Parkville, died yesterday of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 84.

From the early 1950s until 1986, she was an adult leader of the Scouts meeting at Villa Cresta Elementary School. She also was active in other community groups, including the Parkville Recreation Council and the Parkville Library Committee.

The former Claire Lewis was a native of Baltimore, a 1924 graduate of Eastern High School and a 1926 graduate of what is now Towson State University. She taught for two years in a one-room elementary school in Cooksville, Howard County, before becoming a Baltimore City teacher, starting at the John Rurah School in Highlandtown and ending her career in 1942 at the Hamilton Elementary School.

Her husband, John F. Hennessy, is a retired electrical engineer for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, John F. Hennessy Jr. of Fallston; a daughter, Claire Telewicz of Reisterstown; a sister, Estelle Farrell of Cockeysville; and five grandchildren.

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