WESTERLY - Florence L. Kennedy, 92, of Westerly, R.I., passed away peacefully at the Westerly Nursing Home, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
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Born in Westerly, on July 15, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Frederick G. and Winifred Rose (Couch) Kennedy.
Florence was a life-long resident of Westerly, living in the house she was born in at 34 Clark St. until moving to the Elms in 2005.
Miss Kennedy was a graduate of Westerly High School and from the Rhode Island College with a teaching degree in 1943. She taught elementary school in Westerly for many years before her retirement.
Florence was a life-time member of the Grace United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school served as the church treasurer for many years and sang in the church choir.
Miss Kennedy is survived by three nephews, Gordon Kennedy of Boston, Mass.; and Scott and John Bruce, who both live in Alabama. She will be sadly missed by her special friend Joann Spurley and her family. She was predeceased by her brother; Fred Kennedy, and her nephew, Eric Kennedy.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, Feb. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St. Westerly, R.I. Funeral service Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in River Bend Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 10 Park Ave. Westerly, RI 02891.
Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
121 Main St.
Westerly, RI 02891
Published in The Westerly Sun from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2014