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Port Chester Native, New York-Presbyterian Hospital HR Professional Julie Pennucci Haney Dies

Julie Pennucci Haney at the time of her Spirit of Hope Award win in April 2018.
Julie Pennucci Haney at the time of her Spirit of Hope Award win in April 2018. Photo Credit: Contributed

Julie Pennucci Haney died earlier this month after losing her long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was 63.

She was born in 1955 in Port Chester to Connie and Danny Pennucci, who both predeceased her.

Julie graduated from Syracuse University and enjoyed a successful career as a human resources professional in the publishing, foodservice distribution and healthcare industries. She retired from New York-Presbyterian Hospital after 21 years of dedicated service, where she developed many life-long friendships.

Julie was a longtime resident of Lake Carmel with her loving husband of 27 years, Richard (Dick) Haney. Julie and Dick created a loving and welcoming home, which they shared with family and friends, and especially their beloved pets, over all of those years. Julie made friends where ever she went, and she and Dick were cherished members of the neighborhood. Julie’s love of cooking, socializing with friends and family and her love of the people in her life were all part of Julie’s world, and we all were fortunate to be part of it.

Julie is survived by her husband Richard (Dick) Haney of Lake Carmel, her sister, Marianna P. Knowles, and brother-in-law, Robert Knowles, of Lords Valley, PA, and niece and nephew, Kate and Kayode Howard, of Port Chester. Julie is also survived by the countless friends who cared deeply for her and whose lives she touched so meaningfully.

While Julie lost her fight with ovarian cancer she remained incredibly grateful to everyone who supported her during her long journey.

Julie was very active in Support Connection, a support group for breast and ovarian cancer survivors based in Yorktown Heights. She received the Spirit of Hope Award from Support Connection in April of 2018, a testament to her ability to be a source of inspiration and support to others in spite of her own battles. She was also associated with The Clearity Foundation and Ann's Place.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Chapel of Life at St. James the Apostle Church, 14 Gleneida Ave., Carmel, New York 10512. Following Mass, Julie was brought to her final resting place at the Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Clearity Foundation , Attn: Laura Shawver, 434 West Cedar Street, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101; or Support Connection , Attn: Kathy Quinn, 40 Triangle Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

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