July 12, 1939 ~ January 1, 2022

Lawrence B. Hennessey age 82 of Smithtown, NY passed after a short and sudden illness surrounded by his wife and daughters. Devoted husband of Denise for 27 years and ever-loving father of their daughter Alana. Dedicated father to his daughters Marylou (Jeff Hamilton), Sharon (Rick Aitken) and proud papa to granddaughters Kaitlyn and Rachel. Larry loved all of his family and took great joy in their love for him. Larry had a successful 55 year business career at Grumman (NGC) where he was highly regarded for his expertise, finally retiring in 2012. Larry took quiet pride in supporting multiple naval and space programs especially Apollo Lunar Modules #3 and #6, and the F-14 Tomcat Fighter. Our hearts are broken to no longer have him by our side. May God bless him with eternal happiness.


Visitation: January 4, 2022 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home
190 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787

Service: January 5, 2022 12:00 pm

Saint James Episcopal Church
490 N Country Rd
St James, NY 11780

Interment: January 5, 2022 1:45 pm

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
3442 Rt. 112
CORAM, NY 11727

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  1. Larry My Dear Husband, You were taken from me too fast. I am so sorry for your suffering and it was a great blessing to be with you when God called your name. Our years together were absolutely beautiful and I can not thank you enough for loving me so much and taking care of me and Alana everyday single day. We did everything together, big and small, and I will treasure those memories forever. Our whole house is you and me, everywhere I look I see you and what you did to make our house a home. I know you will always be by my side with love, support and guidance (and for Alana too:). I will love you always with all of my heart. Forever Yours, Denise

  2. Dad, I miss you so much. I feel you working in me already. You were and are the best father. You always guided me and taught me so many things. I always loved working in the garden with you, food shopping, watching a special show, and just all the everyday things we always did together!! Thank you for teaching me how to drive-that was so much fun! Thank you for my beautiful Sweet 16 birthday party-we had so much fun together that night and I will never forget your speech to me! Our Disney vacations and trip to Aruba were so much fun! Please always stay by my side with your love and guidance because I will always need you!
    I love you always and forever, Your daughter Alana xoxoxo

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