071019HilaireHennessy.jpg

Hilaire P. Hennessy CHESTER, Vt. — Hilaire Peter Hennessy died unexpectedly on July 5, 2019, in Chester, at the age of 61. Hilaire was the grandson of Dorothy Day and Forster Batterham, and the son of Tamar and David Hennessy. He was the eighth of nine children: preceded in death by Nicky and Susie; celebrated and mourned by Becky, Eric, Mary, Maggie, Martha and Kate. Loving friend and husband to Erin, with whom he raised four remarkable children, Ivan, Riley, Tessa and Neomi, in Perkinsville. Hilaire was born on Aug. 17, 1957, in Staten Island, New York. He attended East Hill School in Andover where he met Erin Schuerger. The high school sweethearts married in 1978. Hilaire worked locally on family farms, as well as traveling throughout New England and the Southeast as a sheep shearer. He was best-known for his natural artistry in carving wood, bone and antler; and for his kindness, generosity and lifelong friendships. He was a loving father and cherished Pop-pop to five grandchildren, Blake, Penelope, Sawyer, Ada Jane and Dominic, who will remember him for his spontaneous outdoor adventures, wild bedtime stories and barbecue sauce. Join us in celebrating Hilaire's life at the Weathersfield Center Church on Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m., led by Buffy Boke. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Hilaire Hennessy Fund “Celebrating and supporting art enrichment in local schools,” c/o 501 Main St., Chester VT 05143. The family would like to thank Chester Police Department, Chester Ambulance, Springfield Fire and Rescue and Springfield Hospital Emergency Department for their efforts and support.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.
Allow up to 24 hours for comment approval.