Diane (Wagner) Kennedy 75, of Vieques, Puerto Rico died suddenly of a brain aneurism in her home on March 29, 2014. Diane (Dee) Kennedy earned her BA at Michigan State University with a major in Art Education. Her MA was awarded from Antioch University where she specialized in Media and Education. Ms. Kennedy also studied drawing, painting and sculpture at Mexico City College (now the University of Mexico), The Art Students League in New York City, The Decordova Museum Art School in MA, and the Provincetown Art Association Museum School in MA. She taught drawing, painting and sculpture at Waltham Junior and Senior High Schools in Waltham, Massachusetts until her retirement in the late 1980s. She painted and spent many summers in Gloucester, Key West, Puerto Rico and Provincetown. Her sculpture is included in the permanent collection of the Provincetown Museum, and in many private collections in the USA and abroad. She is responsible for saving many of the older oak trees that line the streets on the south side of Waltham, Massachusetts, and was involved in the Charles River Clean-up Project. She is survived by Charles Kennedy of Vieques, Puerto Rico, and her sister Carol Wagner of Vermont. Ms. Kennedy touched the lives of so many, and she will be greatly missed by friends, family and former students. A celebration of Ms. Kennedys life is planned in Provincetown in the late summer. Memorial donations can be made to: CASAS PO Box 1374 Provincetown, MA 02657 or the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod PO Box 1522 Provincetown, MA 02657
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Published in Waltham News Tribune from Apr. 24 to May 1, 2014