Gertrude O. Henchey

WESTFIELD – Gertrude Onalee Henchey (1928-2019)  of Westfield beloved spouse of the late John A. Henchey passed away peacefully Friday August 9, 2019 She was born on November 13, 1928 in Wellsville, NY; daughter of the late Frank and Lucy (Lorrow) Sherwood. Gertrude graduated from Bradford High School (PA) class of 1948. and attended the Lewis School of Hotel Management In Washington, DC where she met and married the love of her life and devoted husband in 1950. Returning to Westfield “Trudie” became a dedicated homemaker and mother. She was a communicant of Saint Mary’s Church and volunteer in the school library. Trudie and John enjoyed their retirement in Sarasota FL for nearly 20 years. Johnnie passed away in 2013. Trudie is survived by her sons William F. Henchey and Robert J. Henchey, she also leaves her daughter Lisa M. Cenis (John) as well as her grandchildren John E. Henchey, Elizabeth J. Henchey, Catherine A. Cuff (Christopher) and Nathan T. Cenis ( Emily). She was predeceased by her brothers Lyle (June) Sherwood, Frank (Helen) Sherwood, and Richard Sherwood. Her sisters Edith (Earl) Gardner, Thelma (Ben) Walter, Ruth (Arthur) Cady, Marie (Elno) James and Bettie Lou Sherwood. There are no calling hours. Arrangements entrusted to the Firtion Adams Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary’s Church on Wednesday August 14th at 10:30 AM with burial at Saint Mary’s Cemetery following the Mass. Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104 or a charity of your choice.

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