Hennessy, 61, founded MJH Life Sciences, the publisher of CURE Magazine, more than 20 years ago.
For many of our readers, this letter is different than many. It is with deep sorrow, we write this after the loss of MJH Life Sciences’ founder, Michael J. Hennessy.
To those who knew him personally, professionally, or even in passing know that Mike had a passion for winning. This passion exceeded his inclination for business — its success, acquisitions, and longevity at MJH Life Sciences — but also in life.
A father to four and a grandfather to 10, Mike’s role as a patriarch to the Hennessy family extended beyond blood: The words leader, creator, inspiration, visionary and more, have made not only what our company is today, but also the inspiration and drive for many of its associates.
Mike’s passion for building successful ventures and business began after his graduation from Rider University in 1982. After staring a career in medical publishing, Mike went from a sales trainee to an eventual chief operating office of Medical World Business Press.
In 1993, Mike launched Multimedia Healthcare, LLC, building a portfolio of award-winning clinical journals. His endeavors led him to a new approach to print and digital publishing with Intellisphere, LLC (now part of MJH Life Sciences).
Over the years, and inspired by his wife, Patrice “Patti” Hennessey and her ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2011, Mike dedicated his commitment to improving the lives of patients with cancer, which is deeply rooted within the halls of MJH Life Sciences. As a complement to the industry leading OncLive platform, he developed the Giants of Cancer Care awards to recognize the leaders and pioneers who often go unrecognized for their contributions to advancing oncology care. He further strengthened his commitment to education by acquiring CURE Media Group in 2014, followed by the purchase of the Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium, in his quest to provide oncology professionals with focused education on innovative cancer therapy.
Mike’s legacy and “family first” mantra will live on through his family and MJH Life Sciences. At CURE Media Group and the MJH Life Sciences family, we mourn the loss of a man with true entrepreneurial spirit, as well as true passion and desire to help the health care field push the need forward. Through his legacy, we will continue to collaborate, inspire, and offer hope to many of the future.
Michael J. Hennessy, 61, the son of John J. Hennessy and Vincent Ann (Lamenza) Hennessy, was born in New Brunswick, NJ and resided in Marco Island, Florida, died on Sunday, November 21, 2021, in Marco Island, Florida. Mike was preceded in death by his college sweetheart and beloved wife of 36 years, Patrice Lynn Hennessy of Millstone, New Jersey.
Mike is survived by his children and their spouses, Shannon Hennessy Pulaski and husband Matthew, Ashley Hennessy Talamo and her husband Philip, Michael Hennessy, Jr. and his wife Rachel, Christopher Hennessy Sr. and his wife Jordan.He is also survived by the loves of his life, his grandchildren, Brooke, Riley, Luke, Philip, Hailey, Harper, MJ, Maggie, Christopher Jr. and Eric.
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