Alice Bridget Hennessey

Published On: Oct 10 2012 08:38:29 AM CDT

Alice Bridget Hennessey (Hudzinski), age 90 of Lake Delton, Wisconsin passed away in her home Sunday, October 7, 2012.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Wisconsin Dells with Father Michael Richel celebrating. Burial will be at All Saints Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Picha Funeral Home in Lake Delton on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service at 10:30 A.M.

Alice was born February 25, 1922 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada the daughter of Cornelius and Effie (Rhinehart) Holton. At a young age her family settled into the Lake Delton area. She married Francis Walter Hudzinski in 1939 and had four sons. Alice was a gifted chef and retired from Fischer’s Supper Club after 35 years. Her strong work ethic set the model for her family. It brought her immeasurable joy to see her family grow with the addition of daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She made each of her grandchildren feel that the world revolved around them. Even after losing the love of her life in 1974, she maintained her warm disposition and continued to work. These qualities contributed to making her an incredible leader and matriarch.

Alice loved to cook and it warmed her heart to have her whole family together around the table at holidays. A meal for everyone was no small feat but Alice would smile and serve her family with ease. She was the perfect hostess and made everyone feel cherished in her home. Alice took pride in knitting, crocheting, sewing, painting, and many other forms of crafting: she found time to create many beautiful gifts for the people she loved. She also liked to garden, travel, shop (especially at auction sales), dine out and read.

In 1981 she married Philip Hennessey in Everett, Washington. They shared a love for travel and had many years exploring faraway places in their retirement. Alice cherished the relationship she had with his family and welcomed it as an extension of her own. Philip passed away in 1999 and her family rallied around her as she had always done for them to see her through another loss. Alice continued her travels with frequent family trips as she joined her sons and their families across country, and joining extended family members cruising to beautiful destinations.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Clarence Holton (Iva), Edward Holton (Joan), Phillis Hill (Robert), Dorothy Bender (Raymond), Agnes Samuelson (Walter), Unabelle Tarkenton (Julian), and Margret Holton; sons, Robert and Russell Hudzinski; daughter in law, Judy Hudzinski (Ramsey) and grandson, Terry Hudzinski. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Loni Alt) Hudzinski and Roger Hudzinski; daughter in law, Imogene Hudzinski of Wisconsin Dells, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Her names mean “truth” and “strength” and she spent her 90 years exemplifying those traits; her family holds her memories with pride. Alice will be deeply missed.