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Robert J Hennessey Jr

November 13, 1940 May 16, 2022
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Obituary for Robert J Hennessey Jr

Goshen, N.Y

My husband, Robert J. Hennessey Jr., our sons’ father, grandpa and dear friend to many, passed away on May 16, 2022 at Garnet Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was 81.

He was the son of Robert J. Hennessey Sr. and Rose Cestone Hennessey, born on November 13 1940 in Tarrytown, N.Y. Bob graduated from Stepanic High School in White Plains and entered St. Anselm College in Manchester. New Hampshire in 1958. He was a math major and also served as editor of the college newspaper. After graduating in 1962 he entered the Air Force and was stationed in Maine for the three years he served. He was trained on one of the computers at that time, which was so large it occupied most of the lab floor.

After leaving the Air Force, Bob and his family moved to Westchester County and Bob began his IT career at IBM. This time period was the beginning of many innovative features that were the prerequisites of today’s computer capabilities. As a trained IBM employee he was sought after by many companies and was a valuable asset when it came to sharing knowledge with his new employer.

In 1973 he accepted a position as Director of the Computer Center at Orange County Community College where he enjoyed working with his staff and the students, especially the ones eager to learn about computer education.

In the early 1980’s Bob formed his own company, Camelot Computers, where he serviced many businesses and several school districts. As he often said “my hobby is working on computers” where he wrote programs for specific clients. When he could be torn away from work, he and his wife would spend a great deal of time cruising the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and enjoyed a cruise to the Baltic countries, including Russia.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Grace and his sons , Robert (Lori) of Suwanee, Georgia and Mark, of Middletown, sister Barbara Lee Poli of Stamford Ct., Kathleen Gigliotti (Patsy) of Yorktown Hgts, sister-in-law, Victoria White and two “Angel Aides”, Audrey Alridge and Juliet Blair Hamilton as well as two cherished granddaughters, Taylor and Sydney as well as his “adopted” granddaughters Shamara, and Kayana and great grandchild, Alex and many close friends.

Visitation will take place on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc 130 Highland Ave. Middletown, N.Y.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. John’s R.C. Church, Murray Ave, Goshen, N.Y. on Tuesday May 24, 2022 at 10 am with burial to follow in Orange County Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors, 111 Craigville Rd, Goshen, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corp 7 New Street Goshen NY 10924 or
Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550

Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee- McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc www.applebee-mcphillips.com

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Visitation

Monday

23

May

2:00 PM 5/23/2022 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/23/2022 4:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Visitation

Monday

23

May

6:00 PM 5/23/2022 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/23/2022 8:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
United States

Service

Tuesday

24

May

10:00 AM 5/24/2022 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/24/2022 11:00:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church

Murray Avenue
Goshen, NY 10924

St. John the Evangelist Church
Murray Avenue Goshen 10924 NY
United States

Graveside

Tuesday

24

May

11:00 AM 5/24/2022 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 5/24/2022 11:30:00 AM
Orange County Veterans cemetery

111 Craigville Road
Goshen, NY 10924

Orange County Veterans cemetery
111 Craigville Road Goshen 10924 NY
United States
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