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John Hennigan

John P. Hennigan

Thursday, October 2nd, 1947 - Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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Obituary

John “Jack” Hennigan
October 2, 1947- April 2, 2020

Jack Hennigan, beloved and devoted husband of Christine, left this earth on April 2, 2020. His love, courage, wisdom, strength, kindness, and humor will live forever in all who were lucky enough to know him. Born and raised in Brooklyn, the son of Bridget (Halligan) and Patrick, who hailed from counties Meath and Mayo, Ireland, Jack enlisted in the Army during the Vietnam War. He later retired from the NYPD and spent the rest of his life serving everyone he knew. Jack was the unofficial Mayor of 63rd Street. He is survived by his love of over fifty years, Christine (Johnston), their incredibly proud children Christopher (Detective 1st Grade Retired NYPD), Karen (Lt Col, USAF), and Kevin (Lt, FDNY), his beloved daughter-in-law Gina (Maiello), and the apples of his eye, his amazing grandchildren Kaila, Jack and Anthony (to whom he is affectionately known as “Johnny Boy”). Jack is also survived by adoring siblings Jane Hennigan, Mary Moran, Loretta Canavan, Thomas (Brian) Hennigan, Margaret Napolitano, loving in-laws Caroline and John Donahue, Mary Sandstrom Hennigan, Maureen Mason and Margaret Johnston. He was Uncle Jack, Uncle Jackie, and UJ to dozens of lucky nieces and nephews, some by blood and many by choice, each of whom was his favorite. Jack was a kind friend to every person he ever met no matter who they were or where they came from. He had an incredibly quick wit, a kind heart, and he was infinitely generous in time and in spirit. If you needed something, Jack would get it to you. May his kind and generous spirit help buoy us all until we can meet again in person to celebrate his extraordinary life. A mass was offered for the repose of Jack’s soul by Fr. John McGowan, CSSR on April 3, 2020.

The Hennigan family will welcome those who loved Jack to a celebration of his life sometime in the future, when we are all able to hug one another again. Until then, we will try to make our Johnny Boy proud, and we hope you will hold Jack in your hearts as he is forever in ours.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, April 4th, 2020 | 8:30am
    When
    Saturday, April 4th, 2020 8:30am
    Location
    Greenwood Crematory
    Address
    500 25th Street
    BROOKLYN, NY 11232
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  • Interment

    Location
    Greenwood Crematory
    Address
    500 25th Street
    Brooklyn, New York, NY 11232
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CH

Chris Hennigan

Posted at 07:01am
There goes my Hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He’s ordinary. Far from ordinary, Dad, but Forever our Hero. We will never say goodbye to you, rather, until we meet again! Love you, Always! Chris, Karen and Kevin

Steve Dignam

Posted at 09:39am
The Dignam family would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of Jack. May he rest in peace
KR

Kathleen Riera

Posted at 12:13pm
Jack you were a special friend to so many always enjoyed your humor and your genuine concern for everyone Heaven has a beautiful angel please watch over us we will meet again sincere condolences to Chris your children and entire family
Kathie
KG

Kathleen Gallagher

Posted at 07:53am
Jack you were the best, always there for everyone. I was blessed because you were in
my life, so many wonderful memories, I will treasure them. I guess God needed good
people, well he got one great guy and broke our hearts. Thank you for everything I will
miss you so.
Love,
Kathy
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