Biography of Thomas Patrick Hennelly
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THOMAS PATRICK HENNELLY, advancing in the forefront with his profession in Western Massachusetts, specializing in its surgical department, and allying his methods with those of up-to-date discovery and incentive, is a surgeon and physician of widely recognized talents and ability. Established in his practice at Pittsfield for a period of sixteen years, the repute of his skill is not confined to this section, and among honors that have come to him are those of association with some of the foremost medical fraternities of State and Nation.
Thomas Patrick Hennelly was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, March 18, 1882, the son of Thomas and Margaret (Creavin) Hennelly, and received his education at the schools of his native place and at Boston College. He afterwards matriculated at Tufts College, and graduated there with the class of 1904, receiving his degree of Bachelor of Arts. In preparation for his chosen vocation, he graduated at the Harvard University Medical School in the class of 1908, with the degree of Bachelor of Medicine. He then for some time enjoyed the advantages attaching to interne and house surgeon practice at both the Free Hospital For Women and the City Hospital in Boston, and meantime was appointed investigator for the Massachusetts State Board of Health. He began the practice of medicine in Pittsfield, in 1910, a practice that is for the larger part surgical. Since 1922 he has been a member of the Pittsfield Board of Health, and he is a member of the surgical and medical staff of House of Mercy Hospital, of Boylan Memorial Hospital and of Saint Luke’s Hospital, and consulting surgeon and a trustee of the Berkshire School for Crippled Children, all Pittsfield Institutions. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Medical Association, of the Massachusetts Medical Society, of the Berkshire County Medical Society and of the New York and New England Association of Railway Surgeons.
He is a member of Rabida Council, Knights of Columbus, of the Park Club, of the Father Mathew Temperance Association, of the Boylston Medical Club and of the Aesculapian Club of Harvard Medical School. He is a communicant of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church.
During the World War Dr. Hennelly was a member of the Medical Advisory Board of Western Massachusetts, stationed in Central Berkshire County. He is medical examiner for The Travellers’ Life Insurance Company; Home Life Insurance Company; The Saving Bank Life Insurance Company; Berkshire Life Insurance Company; John Hancock Life Insurance Company; and is surgeon for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and New England Telephone and Telegraph Company.
Dr. Thomas P. Hennelly married, in 1914, Helen Elizabeth Wickham of South Lee, and they are the parents of: Mary W.; Thomas P. Jr.; Margaret; Louise and Jane Hennelly.