1938 Mary 2018

Mary Margaret Hennessy (Bleskoski)

May 15, 1938 — March 30, 2018

On March 30,2018, our mom Mary Hennessy, 79 years young, was called home to God. She passed away peacefully at home with her children at her side. Her ex husband Bob and our sister Beth Anne were also in attendance. Born May 15, 1938 she grew up on north side of Syracuse. She graduated from Assumption Catholic Academy and CCBI Business school. She married Bob and had four children in Colorado. Mary and Bob moved back to Syracuse where she had her last child. She worked at OnBank for many years and retired from St Joseph's Hospital. Upon retiring Mary moved to Oklahoma to begin a new adventure with two of her daughters, Kelly and Karen. She resided there until her death. Mary was proud of her children as they were of her. She worked tirelessly to help raise her children and had a close relationship with each of them. Mary came from large family and loved being with them. The friends her children brought home called her "Mom". Sometimes they came over just to see her. There many friends over the years. Mary was a rare breed and had a great sense of humor and she successfully passed onto her children. She treated everyone with compassion and respect. Even though she had kindness for all, she would would call you a horses-tail if she thought you were being one. She would laugh so hard that you couldn't help but laugh with her even if you were the one she called horses-tail. Mary loved to travel. She traveled all over the states, including Alaska.She traveled to Germany, England and to Syracuse every chance she could. Mary was an avid reader which she passed onto her children. She loved any type of flower, collected bells and loved to spot butterflies. One of her great passions was wine and going to vineyards. Mary will be joining parents Albert and Frances Bleskoski, sister Carol McGuire, brothers Albert,Donald and Tommy. She leaves behind her children Kelly(Shawn) Crowley of Oklahoma, Robert Hennessy of Syracuse, Colleen(Steve) Crader of Central Square, Karen Hennessy of Oklahoma and Thomas(Kathy) Hennessy of Syracuse. Her sisters Kathleen Veri, Judy(Fran)Cooney, Susan(Bill)Judge. Brothers Joe(Brenda), Robert, Jack(Rose),Ray, Jimmy(Carol), and Bill(Debbie). Also sister-in-law Arlene Bleskoski and brother-in-law Edward McGuire. She leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grand children. Mary is survived by ex-husband Bob Hennessy, whom she maintained a long and close friendship with for many years and our sister and brother Beth Anne Wardy and John Hennessy. Per her wishes she was cremated in Oklahoma. A Catholic mass and funeral to follow will be held in July in Syracuse. Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Church. Contact family for date and time to be held. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to: Wendy Veri 1514 Cannon Bottom Rd. Belton, South Carolina 29627 Mom loved dogs so we decided on an animal rescue and shelter which Wendy runs. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary Margaret Hennessy (Bleskoski) please visit our Sympathy Store.
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