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Obituary: Anne Kilhenny

Anne Hanley Kilhenny died in Jupiter, Fl, on Nov. 25, 2010, peacefully after a short illness. She was born in Blissville, Queens on Nov. 20, 1922, the daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary C. (Henry) Hanley and sister of the late Thomas, Jack and the Rt. Rev. Richard Hanley. Anne attended Blessed Sacrament High School and then worked for the FBI in Foley Square during WWII. In 1947 she married the late Joseph Kilhenny and moved to Syracuse where Joe was studying at Syracuse University.

Returning to Long Island, Anne and Joe raised a family of three children as Joe began his 45-year career with State Farm Insurance, where both Anne and Joe made many dear friends across the United States. Following a move to Manhasset in 1962, Anne became active in St. Mary’s Parish. She enjoyed bridge, tennis and took up skiing, as she and Joe organized weekend trips to Vermont with family and friends. Anne was also active in the Strathmore Vanderbilt Women’s Club and served as president.

After their children went to college, Anne enjoyed working as an administrator in the drama department at Nassau Community College.  There she was able to fulfill her dream of going to college and was the most senior graduate in the Nassau Community College class of 1992. With the arrival of grandchildren in London and the Hudson Valley, Anne and Joe traveled regularly to spend holidays with them as well as keep in touch with the network of friends who were a great joy to her.

Anne and Joe moved to Glen Cove in 1993. She joined St. Patrick’s Parish and took up golf with a passion.

Anne is survived by her devoted family, including her children, Carol Kilhenny Moore of London, England, R. Patrick Kilhenny of Westbury and Karen Kilhenny Fracchia, of Pleasant Valley, NY; her two sons-in-law, Arthur Moore and Robert Fracchia; and her three grandchildren, Frances and Laurence Moore and Adriana Fracchia. She was loved by her many nieces and nephews and dear friends, and will be missed by them.

Visitation is on Dec. 3 at Fairchild Funeral Home, Manhasset. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Dec. 4 at St. Mary’s RC Church.