Obituary: Alice G. Hennessey

Alice G. Hennessey, at 84
Alice G. [Moloney] Hennessey, of the South End and Hull, formerly of West Roxbury, died after a brief illness, on April 1. She was 84.
Mrs. Hennessey was the former staff director of the Boston City Council, a longtime aide to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and the friend and confidante of many noted politicians. 
Mrs. Hennessey was a longtime activist and volunteer for many charities. With friends, she began the West Roxbury Friends of Rosie’s Place and, in 2003, created Rosebuddies, where middle- and high school students volunteer alongside their parents on behalf of the Boston women’s shelter. Among numerous other nonprofits she worked for, Mrs. Hennessey had a special place in her heart for Catholic Charities’ Sunset Point Vacation House in Hull. She raised funds for the summer camp for inner city kids and was instrumental in building renewed support for the Hampton Circle facility when it was briefly closed several years ago. 
Loving wife of William F. Hennessey, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; she was the devoted mother of Billy Hennessey and his wife, Liz, of Milford, Sean Hennessey and his partner, Loc Duong, of the South End, Mara Hennessey and her husband, David Johansen, of New York City, Paula Hennessey and her partner, Liliane Dusewoir, of Cambridge, and Katie Hennessey and her husband, Brook Batteau, of Shelburne Falls. Mrs. Hennessey also leaves granddaughters Leah Hennessey of New York City and Alouette Batteau of Shelburne Falls, and many nieces and nephews. 
Services have been held. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Ann’s in Hull this summer. Donations in Mrs. Hennessey’s memory may be made to The West Roxbury Friends of Rosie’s Place or Sunset Point Camp in Hull. 
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