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Brian T. Kennedy

AGE: 77 • Manasquan

The Honorable State Senator Brian T. Kennedy, 77 of Manasquan, NJ, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Ocean Medical Center after a short illness. Born on April 11, 1934, in Astoria, N.Y., Brian was a proud graduate of Power Memorial Academy, New York, the US Military Academy, West Point, NY in 1957, and New York University Law School in 1965. He practiced law for over 45 years and served the citizens of NJ in both the State Assembly and Senate.

He was predeceased by his daughter Janet, sister Lorna Sullivan, and his parents, Thomas and Mary Kennedy. His is survived by his loving wife Jacqueline, his son Paul and his wife Lisa, of Wall, son Thomas and Kathleen of Danbury, CT; son John of Belmar, and daughter Marie of Costa Mesa, CA, their mother Maura, of Sea Girt, and his sister Janet Kennedy of Smithtown, NY. Brian is also survived by his four grandchildren Ryan, Megan, Jacob and Thomas and his stepsons Joseph, Brian and Timothy Gilligan.

Brian will be remembered for his love of reading, history, politics, tennis and baseball. He was an outstanding citizen and patriot, with a long and distinguished service to both the community and state.

A gathering of friends and family will be on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street, Manasquan, NJ. A Mass will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:00 am at St. Catharine Church in Spring Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations to Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, 141 Bodman Pl., Red Bank, NJ 07701. For more information or to post a tribute, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 22, 2012
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