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Edward Francis Aloysius Kennedy Jr.

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Kennedy, Edward Francis Aloysius Jr. WATERFORD Edward Francis Aloysius Kennedy Jr. passed away under the watchful eye of St. Patrick and his loving wife and family at Albany Memorial Hospital on February 16, 2013 at the age of 90 after a brief illness. Born in Troy in 1922, Ed was the son of Edward F. Kennedy Sr. and Hazel Harrington Kennedy. He was the devoted husband of Joan Follett Kennedy for more than 62 years. Ed was educated in his early years in Troy schools and was a 1941 graduate of Waterford High School. He worked for 20 years at Borden, Inc. in Menands and retired in 1987. Prior employment included Dairy Lea and Diamond Rock Dairy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Ed was a member of the Waterford Senior Citizens and enjoyed trips to the racino and Atlantic City. He was a former member of the Waterford Bocce League, Waterford Council 237 K of C, American Legion Post 235, Camp's Thursday Night Bowling League, and Waterford Little League. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Waterford and an avid Notre Dame, New York Giants and Boston Celtics fan. Ed was particularly proud of his Irish heritage and the wearing of the green on St. Patrick's Day and throughout the year. In addition to his wife, Ed is survived by his children, Kathy Kennedy Effenberger of Bedford, N.H., Daniel and Marian Kennedy of Colonie, Timothy and Michelle Kennedy of Jericho, Vt., and Edward and Theresa Kennedy of Waterford. He was predeceased by a son, Patrick. Ed was the loving grandfather of Kristian, Sean, and Matthew Evans, Michael Effenberger, Kevin, Tara, Bridget, and John Kennedy, Dr. Jenny Torre (Brett), Cassandra, Keith, Kristina, and Chelsea Kennedy, and Olivia Kennedy, as well as great-grandchildren, Andrew, Patrick, Matthew, Lila, Riley, and Aidan Evans. He is also survived by a sister, Hazel McGrath. Funeral, Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9 a.m. from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Route 32), Waterford, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waterford. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church Restoration Fund in Waterford, or to St. Jude's Children's Research Fund. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the fourth and fifth floor nursing staff and Ministerial Services at Albany Memorial Hospital. Slan Go Foill Goodbye for Now

Published in Albany Times Union on Feb. 17, 2013
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