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JOHN JOSEPH KENNEDY December 29, 1941 ~ May 25, 2018 John Joseph Kennedy, 76, of Red Bluff, CA passed away May 25, 2018. John was born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 29, 1941 to William and Mary (O'Malley) Kennedy. John left South Boston in 1959 at the age of 17 to join the United States Navy. John visited many foreign ports as well as ports in the states. He met and married Patsy Due, who brought four children with her to the union, making a ready-made family for John that he absolutely loved and raised as his own. John served 32 years in the Navy, upon retirement he signed to serve Military Sealift Command where he served the next 23 of his life. John retired in 2017 and for the next year and a half he spent time enjoying his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and thier families. John is survived by his good friend Patsy DoMoe, his children Patty Robertson (Terry), Gerri Romestan (Michael Mantooth), Micke Parkin (Philip), and John Kennedy (Ruby). 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. His siblings Joan Soucie (late Richard), Patricia Hayward (Robert), Michael Kennedy (Gail) and Peter Kennedy (Dolly), along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Mary (O'Malley) Kennedy and his brother William Kennedy. By request of John, there will be a private service on June 14, 2018 at 2:00pm.
Published in Daily News on June 9, 2018
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