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Edmund Paul Hennelly

Edmund Paul Hennelly, lawyer and oil company executive, died Jan. 25, 2005, at his home in West Islip, NY. He was 81.

The cause was cancer, his family said.

Mr. Hennelly was born on April 2, 1923. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the Navy, stationed in the South Pacific. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1944 with a degree in Civil Engineering. In 1950, he received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, at which time he was admitted to the New York Bar. Mr. Hennelly practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, the CIA and Time, Inc., before beginning a 20-year career at Mobil Oil Corporation in 1956. He served in a number of positions at Mobil and was the General Manager of Public Affairs when he retired in 1986.

During the Reagan Administration, he served on the President's Intelligence Oversight Board, the CIA Transition Team and as head of the US Delegation to the UNESCO Conference in 1983, with the personal rank of Ambassador. Mr. Hennelly was a director on the boards of the Hamburg Savings Bank and its several successor banks and a trustee and vice-chairman of the Daytop Village Foundation. He was a decorated Knight of Malta and a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. Mr. Hennelly contributed articles on engineering and law to professional journals and was a member of numerous advisory boards and professional organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Josephine Kline Hennelly, two daughters, Patricia A. Anglin and Pamela J. Farley, a sister, Gloria Lind and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Edmund P. Hennelly Scholarship fund at Fordham University School of Law or the Edmund P. Hennelly Scholarship Foundation at Manhattan College.

Funeral arrangements were made by Fairchild Funeral Home in Manhasset. A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday Jan. 29 at St. Mary's RC Church in Manhasset.

Elizabeth L. "Dolly" Ricks of Lloyd Harbor died on January 23, 2005. She was born and raised in Manhasset. Daughter of the late Gearge and Elizabeth Linkletter. Beloved mother of Elizabeth R. Butler and Justine R. Shields. Dear grandmother of Christopher Butler, Justine Myers, Timothy Butler and the late Marcie Shields. Cherished great-grandmother of Thessalie, Ryleigh, Garrett and Annalise Butler. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 26 at St. John's Episcopal Church of Cold Spring Harbor. Burial was at Huntington Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary, Inc. 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Arrangements made by A.L. Jacobsen Funeral Home, Inc. of Huntington Station.

James Blayney Rice, 78, a 50-year resident of Port Washington and Plandome Manor, and devoted husband of the late Bernadette Hanley Rice, passed away January 22, 2005. Born in Manhattan and raised in Forest Hills, New York, he was the son of Irish immigrant Laurence J. Rice and Mary Rice (nee Convey), and grandson of James Blayney Rice of Monaghan, Ireland, great patriarch of the Irish Republic.

After graduating from Regis High School, class of 1944, Jim joined the Long Gray Line of graduates from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1949. Upon graduation he entered the United States Air Force and served honorably for eight years as a Captain before joining the family business at Daniel J. Rice, Inc., ultimately becoming President of the company, serving dutifully as President of the Mechanical Contractors Association for several terms. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Peter of Alcantara, longtime member of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, and Nassau Country Club where he served on the Board of Governors. He was an avid golfer, and loved a day on the water boating, or in the air flying as a licensed pilot. He left no crossword puzzle unchallenged.

James Blayney Rice was honor manifest in human form, a friend to all, and a model of integrity. He set an outstanding example for not only his own children, but for all members of his community, living out the West Point motto of "Duty, Honor, Country."

He is survived by his children Mary, James, Thomas, Lillian, Bernadette, and Brigid, and twelve grandchildren, and his brothers Charles and Laurence, and sister Maura Rice Murphy. He is greatly loved and will be forever missed.

Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Peter of Alcantara Church in Port Washington, and funeral services were arranged by Fairchild and Sons in Manhasset, burial with military honors at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.


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