Frank Hennessy

Frank P. Hennessy, 82, co-owner of Hennessy and Sons Music store for 35 years, died at Laurie Care Center, Laurie, MO, Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:55 AM of heart failure and complications of liver and kidney disease. ¬†Frank, only son of Francis Gerald Hennessy and A. Marie Garrity Hennessy was born in Springfield, OH on March 17, 1933. ¬†He was a veteran of the Korean War in the Air Force. ¬†He graduated from the University of Dayton Summa cum Laude in 1957 with a Bachelor of Music degree in composition and theory. ¬†He married Diane Yingling Hennessy and they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary, being married August 2, 1958. ¬†They have 3 sons: ¬†Patrick Francis Hennessy of Fairfax Station, VA ; ¬†Sean Michael Hennessy; and Kevin Raymond Hennessy – both of Columbia, MO as well as 7 grandchildren. ¬†The Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life will be said at the Newman Center, 602 Turner Ave, Columbia, MO at 6:30 PM on November 10, 2015 followed with the placement of his urn in the Newman Center Columbarium. ¬† A reception will follow the inurnment at the church. We encourage friends and former customers to join us in this celebration of Frank’s life and his love of the greater Columbia Community.

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  1. Bill Pape on November 9, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I was so very sorry to hear of Frank’s death. The last time we had lunch and he told me he was moving to FL I told him that it may be our last meal together. He was a wonderful friend and I miss him, his wit and his sense of humor. Bill

  2. jerry sigmund on November 13, 2015 at 8:58 am

    my sympathies to the family. I was a business neighbor to Frank in the Broadway Center for 29 years as Designer Kitchens & Baths. We had lots of great times together, especially playing golf. He taught me a lot about the fine points of the game, and was an awesome friend.

  3. Karen Howard on November 15, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Altho I never met Frank, he was a great pal of my dear friend Albert Mermelstein who we lost also this year. However, I feel I know him well because my niece Dala Dunn and I are blessed to have our business, Soul Sentiments, in his wonderful little building at the Millersburg exit. It is perfect space for us and we enjoy some of his furnishings we were able to acquire. Rest in Peace, Music Man….You were a blessing to our community.

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