Jacqueline Christie Hennelly

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Jacqueline Christie Hennelly, gifted teacher and tireless volunteer, died on January 19th, 2017 at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY.obithenelly_012517a

Mrs. Hennelly was born on September 9, 1926. She graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY in 1948 with a degree in English and Philosophy and later received an MA degree in Education from Adelphi College. She began her teaching career at The Wheatley School in Old Westbury, NY in 1963, and was a tenured member of the Department of English there for 34 years. At the same time, she began her long-term volunteer career with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, first as a troop leader and later in the executive offices, serving as President for several years. She continued to volunteer at the Girl Scouts both on the Finance Committee and the History Committee up until the time of her death, for a total run of 58 years.

Mrs. Hennelly was the first woman to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission in Munsey Park, NY in the 1980’s. She was a contestant on Jeopardy in 1964, and more recently was delighted to serve as a Eucharistic minister at St. Francis Hospital in Port Washington, NY for the last many years.

She was a brilliant tennis player, and enjoyed playing bridge up to the time of her death. She was a devoted animal supporter and a generous advocate for those who are poor, downtrodden, and oppressed. She was known for playing hail and farewell to guests on one of her several bugles.

Her interests were boundless, her adventures legendary, her curiosity beyond measure. Her sense of humor fused with a deep faith in God, and her

endless wonder and belief in the goodness and kindness of humans were her most defining qualities.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Anglin and her husband John Taylor, and Pamela Farley and her husband Andrew, a former son-in-law Michael Anglin, five grandchildren, David and Patrick Anglin, and Kathleen, Maura, and Andrew Farley, and a niece, Carol Lind Stone. Her many cousins and friends were a great delight in her life and she loved them dearly.

A wake will be held at Fairchild Sons Funeral Chapel, 1570 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, on Monday, 1/23/17 from 3-5PM and 7-9PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 1/24/17 at 11:30AM, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Manhasset. Interment will follow at Holy Rood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, 325 Duffy Avenue, Hicksville, NY 11801.

 

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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