Mrs. Betty C. Hennessy, 92, of Whitesboro, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022 with her loving family by her side.
Betty was born in Utica, on September 21, 1929, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Uerz) Cox. She was raised and educated in Utica, was a graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School and St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. On May 16, 1953, Betty was united in marriage with John J. Hennessy, Jr., a loving and devoted union of 50 years, until John’s death on March 22, 2004. Betty was a parishioner of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Whitesboro as well as a member of St. Paul’s Prayer Group and St. Paul’s Pro Life Movement. She was also a member of the Perpetual Adoration at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Chapel and Pastoral Ministry at the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford.
Mrs. Hennessy is survived by her beloved daughter, Marybeth Bathrick and husband, Captain Mark L. Bathrick, US Navy, ret, grandson Mark G. and wife Kim and great grandson Ryan John; Beloved son, John Hennessy, III and wife Brenda, grandson, Kiernan and wife Jessica and great grandson, Chris; her sister, Pat Cox; brother, Tom Cox and brother-in-law, Neil Waterman. Also surviving are several beloved nieces, nephews and their families, who were so kind, loving and caring to Betty, especially, Susan Casper, Judy Way and Michael Waterman. Besides her husband John, Betty was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Mary Cox; in-laws, John and Leona Hennessy; sisters, Marilyn Engler and Margaret Waterman; brothers, Jack Cox and Bob Cox; sisters-in-law, Joan Cox Riemenschneider and Dorothy (Dewey) Cox; and brother-in-law, Gus Engler.
Mrs. Hennessy’s funeral will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 16 Park Ave., Whitesboro, where her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. She will be laid to rest with her beloved, John in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Whitesboro. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice in Betty’s memory.