Loving Mother and Wife Ann McCullough Hennessey passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25th, 2021. Ann is survived by her husband, James Hennessey, daughter, Sharon Hennessey and son, John Hennessey, daughter-in-law, Sue Hennessey, son-in-law Marc Hussey, and five grandchildren Shane Hussey, Devon Hussey, Claire Hennessey, James Hennessey Mullarkey, Patrick Hennessey and sister, Mary Abrams, as well as, dozens of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Ann was predeceased by her two oldest children, Erin Hennessey Hussey and James R. Hennessey II, her parents, Edward and Agnes McCullough, her siblings Edward McCullough, Jr., Robert McCullough, Katherine Murphy, Eileen Prendergast, and John McCullough.
Ann was born on February 23rd, 1935, in Hartford. At sixteen, she met Jimmy, and they were married for over 65 years. Together, they raised four wonderful children on Sunrise Hill Drive in West Hartford, where they lived for 52 years. They were blessed with five grandchildren. Her family was everything to Ann. She was one of seven children, and the McCullough “Clan” expanded for multiple generations. She loved the many extended family gatherings over the years.
Ann went back to work when Jim started his business, The Music People, in 1979, eventually working as an executive assistant at Heublein until she retired.
Besides spending time with family, Ann loved to travel. She looked forward to Jim’s many business trips around the world. Ann was very active and loved to play golf, ski, play tennis, and walked as much as possible throughout her life. In her later years, she enjoyed bridge at the West Hartford Senior Center and volunteered at The Hartford Stage. When she wasn’t with family or involved in one or her activities, you could find Ann at the West Hartford Public Library. She was a voracious reader of nonfiction, biographies, and history. Ann and Jim loved the shoreline, with a home of 27 years in Old Saybrook and more recently moved permanently to Madison.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will occur at Saint Peter Claver in West Hartford, followed by a private burial at Saint Benedict’s Cemetery in Bloomfield. A memorial service will be planned for the future. Ann services are being cared for by the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home in West Hartford.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ann’s name to The West Hartford Library Foundation - https://www.westhartfordlibrary.org/library-foundation/
Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com