Thomas Kennedy Sr.
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Thomas Edward Kennedy, Sr., 79, a resident of Arnold and formerly of Baltimore and Crystal Lake, IL, died December 9 at his home.
He was born on July 19, 1933 in Holyoke, MA, where he was raised and graduated from the former Holyoke High School. He attended a year at the University of Massachusetts. Thomas served in the U.S. Army in 1953 during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in Fort Meade in 1956. He married Claire Marie Engel in 1956. He later retired from Instron, Inc. in 1997. He enjoyed golf, reading, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Claire Marie Kennedy of Arnold; son, Tom Kennedy, Jr. of Glen Burnie; three daughters, Susan Kennedy of Hanover, Karen Crout and Colleen Kennedy, both of Arnold; and four grandchildren, Ben Hackman, Amy O'Neal, Alex Crout, and David Crout.
Family and friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, at Barranco & Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home 12 noon, Thursday, December 13 with a reception to follow. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401 or to the
Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com
Published in The Capital on Dec. 11, 2012