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 was held Oct. 16, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment is in 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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