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KENNEDY, John Kevin Of Canton and Dennisport, formerly of West Roxbury, died peacefully at home, Sunday, June 22, 2014 surrounded by his devoted family. He was the selfless and loving husband of Geraldine (Martin) Kennedy to whom he was married for 57 years. Kevin was the devoted father of John K. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Peggy of Ossining, NY; Kathleen K. Collins and her husband Mark of West Roxbury; Rev. William M. Kennedy of Boston; Deirdre I. Kennedy of Dorchester; the late Kyran E. Kennedy and his wife Kathleen of Virginia; Neil P. Kennedy of Medway; Maura K. Messinger and her husband Charles of Canton; Christopher R. Kennedy and his wife Donna of Lynn; Kara K. DiSandro and her husband Robert of Providence, RI; and Patricia E. Kennedy of Canton. He was the brother of Helen Wildman and her husband Gilbert of CA; the late Thomas L. Kennedy and his late wife Margaret of Duxbury; the late Maurice Kennedy and his wife Mary of Marshfield; and Mary Ellen Carey and her husband James of Southington, CT. Kevin was the loving grandfather to 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Funeral will be held from the Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, Friday June 27, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Theresa of Avila Church, West Roxbury at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery, Milton. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kevin may be made to the Kyran E. Kennedy Award at the University of Massachusetts Boston, c/o Vanessa DiCarlo,100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125. US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Published in The Boston Globe from June 25 to June 26, 2014
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