Mary A. Hennessey

State employee

Age 64

September 20, 2005

Mary A. Hennessey, a retired state employee and volunteer, died of pancreatic cancer Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Gambrills resident was 64.

Born Mary Anna Lipp in Baltimore, she was raised in Ednor Gardens. After graduating in 1959 from Seton High School, she went to work for the state Health Department.

At her 1987 retirement, she was an administrative assistant in the Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning.

Mrs. Hennessey was a longtime volunteer at Crofton Convalescent Center and a member of the women's auxiliary of American Legion Post 276 in Severn.

She was an avid gardener, and Ravens, Colts and Orioles fan, and liked taking cruises to Bermuda and the Caribbean.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 1283 Odenton Road in Odenton, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow.

Surviving are her husband of 29 years, Morris L. Hennessey; a son, Ronald W. Brown of Herndon, Va.; two daughters, Jude Anne Brown-Bellamy and Tracey Lambeth, both of Bel Air; and four grandchildren.

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