Brendan Andrew Hanniffy

June 8, 1944 - August 2, 2019
Brendan Andrew Hanniffy

Brendan Andrew Hanniffy, 75, of Hendersonville passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Elizabeth House, surrounded by his family.  He was born in Glasgow, Scotland to the late Sabina Hanniffy.  Brendan graduated from the Air Force Academy and received advanced degrees from the University of West Florida.  He served in the Air Force and received the Air Medal the Distinguished Flying Cross, later joining the Air National Guard, and worked for the State Department for more than thirty years. During that time he served as an Economic Officer in Mexico City, London, Guatemala City, and Los Angeles, before retiring to Hendersonville, NC in 2003.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of nearly 51 years, Carol E. Hanniffy; children, Elizabeth Kroupa (Zachary) and Andrew Hanniffy; grandchildren, Lucinda, Flora, and June; friends since high school, Bill & Carol Dluzniewski, good friends from Hendersonville, Mort & Billie Sleet, and many others.  He will be remembered for his sense of humor, incredible breadth of knowledge, and fondness for great meals out.

Private services will be held at a later date.


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  • August 08, 2019
    Jim Piper says:
    Brendan was a great friend to all his Academy classmates, especially to those of us in 20th Squadron who knew him well. We are all sorry for his loss

  • August 08, 2019
    Rick Knoll says:
    We will miss him

  • August 08, 2019
    Tack hamby says:
    Brendan, a fine man ,but my great steading force as roommate quiet strong , a truly good man.

  • August 08, 2019
    Nancy Viehmeyer says:
    Brendan will be sorely missed although we didn't get together often.

  • August 08, 2019
    Jack Murphy says:
    I was one of Brendan's Academy classmates, and I remember his smile, his sense of humor, and his stories. I also remember his Karmann Gia - on a Saturday night it was the slowest car on the road from Denver to the Academy as cadets in their muscle cars rushed to get back before curfew. I will miss Brendan.