Charles Hennessey

Charles Anthony Hennessey

Saturday, January 9th, 1960 - Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
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Charles "Charlie" Anthony Hennessey, 60, passed away Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 and was born January 9th,1960 to the late Martin and Myrtle Hennessey in Victoria, Texas. Charles had recently moved to Palestine, Texas but had previously resided in Amarillo, the place he had come to call home.  During his 20+ years there, he was an active member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus (Council 4261).  He participated in several parish ministries, served on the Parish Council, was an active Adorer and contributed selflessly of his time.  After graduating from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1987, he practiced dentistry for over 32 years. An accomplished marathoner, Charlie ran over 40 including 10 Boston Marathons. Charlie was a strong influence in the Amarillo running community and a proud member of the Lone Star Runners Club.  He was a wonderful brother, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Myrtle Hennessey; and sister-in-law, Juanita Hennessey.

Charlie is survived by his brothers, Patrick Hennessey, Michael Hennessey (Peggy), John Hennessey (Marlene) and Andrew Hennessey (Theresa); nephew, Jonathan Hennessey; nieces, Olivia Hennessey, Kristina Forman (Nick), Tanya Hennessey, Rachel Hennessey, Tracey Guajardo and Myriah Garcia (Chris); 4 great-nieces and 2 great-nephews; along with other loving family members and friends.

Memorial donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to the Diocese of Amarillo Seminarian Fund.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 21st from 5:00pm-7:00pm with a rosary to be recited at 7:00pm at Grace Funeral Home, 2401 Houston Highway. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, January 22nd at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory, 1309 E. Mesquite Lane. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Rosary to be recited at 7:00pm.
  • Service

    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 10:00am
    The Cathederal at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
    1309 E. Mesquite St.
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
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    Father Gary Janak
  • Interment

    Resurrection Cemetery
    Laurent & Mockingbird
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
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Powell Gray

Posted at 05:06pm
Charlie was one fun dude. I still recount tales from his infamous "Eviction Party" in college. After he graduated and moved to Amarillo I still had contact with him. He even freely gave of his dental knowledge to help me out a time or two. I am sorry I had to miss the ceremony for him. The circle of friends in which I met him is still active almost 40 years later. See you on the other side, Charlie. What a long strange trip it's been.

Sharon Wegner

Posted at 10:05am
Charlie was a friend to many, he touched our lives with his humor and kind heart. I am grateful that I had opportunity to meet him. He knew his music. Facebook reconnected us and loved the baseball play by play. Rest dear one.

travis schaar

Posted at 09:20am
My memories of Charlie go back to St Joseph High School. Coach Ed Shinn laying out Charlie's workout schedule for the day. He helped our 1977 Flyers win the State Track championship with his performance in the mile race. Always a kind guy with no foul words to be said about anyone. In a better place with our Lord Jesus Christ. Your Fellow STJ Track runner Travis Schaar will keep you in my prayers.

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Posted at 04:09pm
RIP Charlie. With deepest sympathy for Charlie's family.
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Bill Bowen

Posted at 11:28am
dear friend and brother in our Lord Jesus. God bless you Charlie and your family.

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