MANDEVILLE, LA - Lawrence Hendren Hennessey, Jr., died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on Friday, July 5, 2013. He was 77.
A native of Vicksburg, Mr. Hennessey was a 1957 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a veteran of the U.S. Marines. He retired from a career of selling insurance and was lovingly known as the "best life insurance salesman ever".
Survivors include his beloved wife of 12 years, Alice Wilson-Hennessey; five sons, Michael Hennessey, Shawn Hennessey, (Cheri), James Hennessey, John Wilson, Jr. (Tanya) and Robert Wilson (Sarah); seven daughters, Maureen H. O'Rourke (Bryan), Margaret H. Murray (Bradley), Catherine H. Miller (Charles), Mary Patricia H. Miller (Bryan), Bridget Kaminski, Blythe Baranko (Peter) and Michelle W. Grosch (Todd); one brother, John A. Hennessey (Class of 1959) (Joy Ann); and two sisters, Joan H. Koestler and Catherine H. Mulhern (Mike).
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mothe Funeral Home in Harvey, LA. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gretna, LA. Visitation will be in the chapel of the funeral home from 10: a.m. until the hour of the service Friday.