Vincent (Bud) Joseph Hennessy passed away early Tuesday morning of August 26, 2014 from kidney disease.
Bud was born on January 16, 1930 in Hardy, Saskatchewan, Canada to John Joseph and Margret (Sheehan) Hennessy. He had three older sisters, Mary Gradishar, Rita and Evie Hennessy.
Bud met Laverne Nelson in Brainerd, Mn and they were married on August 30, 1951 at Camp Rucker in Alabama where Bud was stationed in the Army. LaVerne and Bud lived in Aitkin, Morris and Duluth before settling into Grand Marais in 1961.
Bud was a butcher at IGA until he purchased his own store, Bud’s Superette. He was famous for his recipes for Porketta, Potato Sausage, Sylta and others. His wife, Laverne helped bring in the crowds with her famous potato salad and Swedish Rye bread. The entire family worked in the store until he sold it and he became the butcher at Johnson’s Foods until his retirement.
Bud was a member of the American Legion and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing with his buddies and sons at South Fowl Lake, playing cards at the legion, swimming with his buddies at the Grand Marais Pool and watching the Vikings.
Bud is survived by his seven children: Michael (Joan) Hennessy of Plymouth, Minnesota, Patrick (Jennie) Hennessy of Grand Marais, John (Betsy) Hennessy of Bailey, Colorado, Cathy Hennessy of Mantorville, Minnesota, Tom (Karen) Hennessy of Kalama, Washington, Linda Eid of Clear Lake, Minnesota and Sue Hennessy of Grand Marais. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Bud is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Laverne, his parents, three siblings and two grandchildren.
A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch and fellowship at St John’s Catholic Church in Grand Marais. Burial will be at a later date.