Theodore Vincent Hennessey, Jr., 78, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. He was born July 8, 1941 in New Orleans, LA the son of the late Theodore V. Hennessey, Sr. and the late Thelma Salvant Hennessey.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters: Shirley Hennessey Buisson, Jacquelyn Hennessey Ortiz and Joycelyn Hennessey Rodriguez. He is survived by his children: Kelly Hennessey McCoy (Terry) of Hendersonville, TN, Theodore V. Hennessey III of New Orleans, Ashley Hennessey Dubret (Johnny) of New Orleans, Ryan Hennessey (Vita) of Portland, OR. His grandchildren, who affectionately called him Papa Ted, Kelsey McCoy Heile (Thomas), Kassidy McCoy, Jesse McCoy, Lily Dubret, John “Jack” Dubret IV, Nicholas Dubret, Evan Hennessey, Adrianna Hennessey & Olivia Hennessey and his precious great- granddaughter Mae Heile. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as his Dearest Friend, Marilyn Girouard.
Teddy graduated from Warren Easton High School, Class of 1960. He served in the US Navy Reserve with an honorable discharge in 1968. Teddy was a born salesman and was in that profession throughout his life. He was also an avid golfer and a great teacher of it too. He enjoyed passing on his knowledge with everyone especially his children and grandchildren. But of all the things he did well, he will probably be most remembered for his dancing. He was great dancer and along with his big personality and charming smile, from his early 20s and until recent years, ladies would line up to have a chance to dance with Teddy. “Toe-tapping” Ted will be missed!
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd. in Metairie on Friday, June 26,, 2020 at 12:00pm. Visitation will begin at 11:00am. Interment will be private. Memorial donations can be made to the Bayou District Foundation in memory of Teddy Hennessey and sent to 1040 Filmore Ave. New Orleans, LA 70124. A tree will be planted on the City Park golf course in his honor.