Robert Hennelly, 82, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on July 23, 2017 following a brief illness. Born on September 23, 1934 in Oak Park, IL; he was the son the late Robert Joseph Hennelly and Irma Fisher Hennelly. Robert graduated from Fenwick High School in Oak Park and received a full scholarship to the Citadel. He served honorably in the US Army and received his Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois.
Robert enjoyed a 36 year career with Caterpillar, attaining the position of Director of Manufacturing. He enjoyed skiing, golfing and cycling following his retirement.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Elizabeth Hennelly; by his four children and their families: Robert James Hennelly, John Hennelly, James Hennelly and Sheila McCormick; and by other family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 29th from 10-11 am, with Liturgy of Word to be held at 11 am all at Mitchell Funeral Home (7209 Glenwood Avenue). Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to the Fenwick High School – c/o the Robert Hennelly Memorial Scholarship Fund – 505 Washington Blvd – Oak Park, IL 60302.
Posted in: Raleigh News and Observer
Posted on: 2017-07-26
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