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Frances C. (Chesnick) Hennis

Frances C. (Chesnick) Hennis

Frances C. (Chesnick) Hennis

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere, for Frances C. (Chesnick) Hennis, who died after a long illness at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on Sunday, July 21st in the early morning, at 93 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, July 26th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m.  Frances was born & raised in Cambridge, attended Cambridge schools & was a 1937 alumna of St. John’s High School of Cambridge.  She came to live in Revere as a young bride & remained here until her death.  Frances was a devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community, serving as a Eucharistic Minister & an honored member of the Third Order of Mary at Immaculate Conception Church.  She is the wife of the late, Lawrence P. Hennis, Jr., who passed in January of 1993.  Mr. Hennis operated an upholstery & design business from his Revere garage all of his working career.  She is the Cherished Mother of: Frances Hennis of Peabody, Louise Liptscher, Maureen Hennis, & Lawrence P. Hennis, III, all of Revere, Ann Petrello of Topsfield & Lauren Hennis – Gray of South Carolina.  She is the Dear Sister of: Marion Barbara of Rhode Island, five other sisters & a brother pre-deceased her.  She is also lovingly survived by 6 Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren & many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Frances worked for about ten years at Jewish Family & Childrens’ Services of Boston as a secretary & receptionist, retiring at age 62 years.  Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.


Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody.

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  1. John and Zita Assini
    Jul 24 2013

    Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
    We have wonderful memories, a beautiful loving woman who brought many fun times and laughter to all.
    A wonderful person who will live on in many great memories forever.
    What was once enjoyed, we can never lose.
    All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
    May your mom RIP. We love you.
    Zita and John

  2. Mary, Paul, Michela and Alex
    Jul 23 2013

    Aunt Fran was such a sweetheart. She will be sorely missed by our family. Paul always says “she was his biggest fan!” I think it was the other way around. But we have faith that she is with Uncle Larry and her brother and sisters…and smiling down on us. God Bless and may she rest in peace.

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