John Phelan Fennelly, 49, of Baldwin, NY passed to eternal rest on Monday, January 14th. John was the beloved son of the late William & Florence Fennelly. He was cherished by his brothers and sisters: Madeline “Lynne” Fennelly of Baldwin, Dennis and wife Linda of Piscataway, NJ, Thomas and wife Peggy of Wilmington, NC, Margaret “Meg” Joseph of New York City, Martin and wife Siobhan of Tampa, FL, Kathleen Walker and husband Buddy of Piscataway and Mary Rosen and husband Stuart of Waldwick, NJ. He is predeceased by Dennis’ late wife Gwen and Meg’s late husband Richard, whom we know are with John in heaven. He leaves behind his nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews who adored their Uncle John: Dennis son and daughter Justin and Kathryn; Tom’s children, Katie, Bridget Rivera and her husband Ian and sons Ethan and Declan, Bill and his wife Jennifer and their daughter Kiera, Thomas Jr. and wife Elizabeth and their children Braden and Maura and Meg’s daughter Florence; Martin’s children Conor and Norah; Kathleen’s children Kelley, Derek and John’s beloved godson Kyle; Mary’s sons Jack and Zacchary. John worked for nearly 25 years at Sanitation District #2 in Baldwin. He will always be remembered with great fondness by his co-workers and friends throughout Baldwin. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Rd., Baldwin, NY on Thurs. Jan. 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated for John on Friday Jan. 18th 10:45 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Church in Baldwin. Interment will follow at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY. In lieu of flowers John’s family requests that contributions be made to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in Bayside, NY.
Posted by Kathleen Fennelly Walker on Jan 23rd, 2013John, I can not believe I will never see your smiling face or hear your contagious laughter again, but I find comfort that you are united again with Mommy and Daddy. May you rest in peace dear brother, and May the Force be with till we meet again. I love you with all my heart.