Deacon John P. Dennehy, a retired deacon of the diocese, died Nov. 2 at Coney Island Hospital. Most recently he had been living at SS. Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coney Island. He would have been 89 later this month.
Only a week before his death, he assisted at the altar at SS. Joachim and Anne during a pastoral visit by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.
Ordained May 16, 1992, he served at St. Pancras, Glendale; Sacred Heart, East Glendale; St. Anastasia’s, Douglaston; and St. Teresa of Avila, South Ozone Park.
He also was active with retreat groups, including AA, and the Marian Healing Ministry.
He served with the U.S. Army in Korea from 1950 to 1952.
Before ordination, he was a branch manager of Chemical Bank in Lincoln Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 7 at St. Anastasia Church. Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez was the main celebrant. Special concelebrants included Msgrs. Anthony Sherman, Joseph Calise, who preached the homily, and Father Mark Bristol.
Burial was in Calverton National Cemetery, L.I.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and his children, Timothy, John, Michael, Brendan and Colette; his sister, Sister Eileen Dennehy; and his brother, James.