Louise E. (Carpenter) Hennessy

July 28, 2005

Hennessy– in Woburn, July 28th, Louise E. (Carpenter), beloved wife of the late Edward Hennessy. Loving sister of the late William and Mary Carpenter and Margaret McDonough. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Monday, August 1st at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 10:30. Calling hours Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in Louise’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Louise E. (Carpenter) Hennessy, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away Thursday morning at the East Village Nursing Center in Lexington. The beloved wife of the late Edward Hennessy, she was ninety-three years of age. Born in Woburn, Louise was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Coleman) Carpenter. Louise was raised in the Hammond Square section of Woburn and attended St. Charles School. She was a graduate of St. Charles High School in 1929. Shortly after completing her education, Louise went to work for New England Telephone Company. She was trained as one of the very first telephone operators, a position she held for thirty years and as such was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Louise and her husband, Edward, made their home in Woburn where were very active in St. Charles Parish Church. Louise’s husband, who passed away in 1985, was associated with the Barnum and Bailey Circus securing future show appearances. After Louise ‘s retirement from the Telephone Company, she continued to worked part time in the Woburn Public School lunch program. She was also involved in the Woburn Senior Citizens and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

In addition to her husband Edward, Louise was predeceased by her brother William Carpenter and her sisters Margaret McDonough and Mary Carpenter. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Monday, August 1st at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 10:30. Calling hours Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in Louise’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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