Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

Marjorie A. (Murphy) Hennigan of Jamaica Plain, formerly of West Roxbury, passed away Oct. 12, 2012. Beloved wife of former state Sen. James W. Hennigan Jr. Loving mother of Maura Hennigan, clerk magistrate and former Boston city councilor; Deirdre Donovan of New York City; James W. Hennigan III and his wife Jude of West Roxbury; Helen Hennigan of Roslindale; Kate Hennigan of Chalfont, Pa.; John Hennigan of Syracuse, N.Y.; and Marjorie Alutto and her husband Charlie of Lake Forest, Ill. Devoted grandmother of Liam, Sean, Jennifer, Regan, Taryn, Maeve, James IV, Julian, Alex, Nicholas, Patrick, Casey and Jamie. Loving daughter of the late Edith Murphy. Loving sister of the late John Murphy, Barbara Murphy and Elizabeth Murphy.

The funeral will be from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., West Roxbury on Tues., Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Holy Name Church at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Visiting hours will be in the funeral home on Mon., Oct. 15 from 3 to 8 p.m.

Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marjorie’s memory to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, #400, Waltham, MA 02451.

Marjorie A. Hennigan. (Courtesy Photo)

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