Janet Kendrick
Of Boston died suddenly, July 14, 2008. Executive Director of the Cambridge Community Center. She is survived by her life-long love and companion Donald L. Stull; daughters Kimberly and Michelle Kendrick, Cydney Stull Garrido, Gia Stull and son Robert Stull. She also leaves her grandchildren Aaron Haynes and Brandon & Madison Taylor; 2 sisters Elsie Reynolds and Virgie Godfrey, 3 nieces, 4 nephews, a host of friends and relatives who loved her and hundreds of children. Funeral service Friday at 7 PM at Roxbury Presbyterian Church, 328 Warren St., Roxbury. Visiting with the family at church at 5PM. Burial Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain departing the church Saturday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers make donations in her memory to the Cambridge Community Center Operations Fund, 5 Callender Street Cambridge 02139. Arrangements Davis Funeral Home of ROXBURY & MATTAPAN. To send a sympathy message to the family, visit: DavisFuneralHomeBoston.com
Published by Boston Globe on Jul. 16, 2008.
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In loving memory of a wonderful aunt. I / we will love you and miss you always.
Shawn Godfrey
Family
July 10, 2019
Michelle and Kimberly,
I was so sad to hear about the death of your mother. I can remember when I first came to the Elma Lewis School in 1972, and there she was, conducting a dance class. Her strong voice encouraging her students caught my attention. Than I met her two adorable little girls and taught them music. I love you girls and I love your mother. When I was a young student, she encouraged me, and her love of the children at ELSFA was infectious. It was people like Janet who taught me to be the teacher that I am today. I have nothing but fond memories of your mother, and I know that she is in a very good place.
Stay strong and God bless.
Love
Janice Allen
Janice Allen
July 27, 2008
Janet,

"We Be Sisters" Remember that poem I sent you about 30 years ago, and you cried when you read it?

You will always be with me, and I ask you to look down from heaven above and touch me, guide me and watch over me.

I shall always love you, and can't imagine that you are not here any more.

Dios tu bendiga......I know you are with him now.

Love your Sister Samia/Edna
Samia Hakim
July 20, 2008
Michelle,
Over countless conversations about your mom, I feel that I got to know her as a dear friend. Through those conversations, I felt the love and affection that you two shared and I know that sadness has taken over, but if you reflect upon the love within your heart which you know that your mom had for you, then you know that she would want you to rejoice and celebrate each awakening day. Take comfort in the love she gave unconditionally to all those whose lives she touched. May you and your family find comfort too in the fact that you are in the the prayers of many who care. God bless.
Christine Holley
July 18, 2008
Michelle,

I am so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your mother. I know how close you and your sister Kim were with your mother, because I could hear you speak to her everyday at work. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Take care!
Rich Evans
July 18, 2008
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
I am so very sorry for your loss, may God keep you and yours close in comfort.
Djenaba Williams
July 18, 2008
My love to all the family in this difficult time. Janet was an amazing leader, teacher and student. I will miss her.
Prilly Sanville(Cambridge, MA)
July 17, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Sylvia McGillicuddy
July 17, 2008
Miss Kay has always been an inspiration to many. She was such a wonderful person. I have had the honor of working with her in assisting families through the Child Care Resource Center for many of years. She has always given families more than they were eligible to receive and helped them through their times of need. She would come to our office to deliver her paperwork or pick up something for CCC and never complained about it. We would talk and catch up on things while she was there. It was a visit you always looked forward to. She loved her job. She loved people. She was always happy, upbeat, positive, giving, loving and much more to others. She has impacted so many lives. She will be missed by many. It saddens me to know she is gone. I believe she is in a better place. I send my condolence to all her family and friends. May God embrace and be with you all.
Charline Vaughan
July 17, 2008
I had the pleasure of meeting Janet in a graduate course at Lesley last semester. Her determination and love of education was a true inspiration. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family whom she spoke of so lovingly.
Kathryn Morse
July 17, 2008
Kimmi and Chelle
Thank you for sharing your Mom, Ms.K, with me and all those she came in contact with. Her legacy is how she embraced people. She is a class act, with grace, beauty and strength, and style (with a closet full of shoes, to prove it). Some people tell you they care and others like Ms. K make sure you know it. I knew and I love that she took me in as one of her own, I can't and won't think of her and NOT SMILE even through the tears.
Aaron, Brandon and Madison, Ms. K adored you, thank you for sharing your Grandmother, no one will take her place but my prayer is for God to raise up that special person who will give you the guidance and love of a Grandmother your Ms. K.
To the family and friends
My heart breaks with you and for you; BUT my Spirit is REJOICING, singing, shouting and dancing that Ms. K is Home.
With Love, Love, Love.....
Mara
Tamara Berry
July 17, 2008
MS Kaye is such a wonderful women,she had my daughter Tatiana in the afterschool and summer camp this year.I remember Ms Kay when I went to the ccc. She believed in people and was always great to talk with. Ms Kay will be deeply missed. To her family you have my deepest sympathy.Letitia and Tatiana Johnson
Letitia Johnson
July 16, 2008
I only knew Janet a brief time. But meeting her was a gift to my life. I feel lucky that she crossed my path and I will miss her dearly.
Jo Rhodes
July 16, 2008
The first day of class this summer, Janet introduced herself and gave us the best advice and words of encouragement. "Don't wait till you're old like me to finish your degree, do it now" She was full of energy; i remember her chicken dance very well...She had a impact on me in the short time I had known her and I am grateful to have met Janet. I wish I could have known more about this remarkable woman so many people talk about, but through her work and acquaintances I have learned so much about her, she will be missed.
Fiona Edwards
July 16, 2008
Dear family, I had the opportunity to meet Miss Kay at the CCC when my sister Nathalie Singletary worked there. I grew to know a loving and very kind woman, who welcomed all who she came in contact with. My prayers are with you all. God Bless....
Cheryl Bickerstaff
July 16, 2008
Kim,

I am sorry to hear about your mother. May the memories of your mother help you through this difficult time.
Priscilla Pettway
July 16, 2008
I met Janet a dozen years ago, and with each new meeting I realized even more how special she was. She was a wonderful, interesting person, and a fantastic mother. We should all be so kind and generous and giving. It comes as quite a shock that someone so vital to some many lives can leave so quickly. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly.
Jim McAuliffe
July 16, 2008
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
July 16, 2008
I knew Janet only briefly from our M.Ed. program at Lesley; but I knew she was someone special the first time I met her. She will be missed almost as much as she was loved by those who had the privilege of knowing her longer. My condolences to the family.
Meg San Souci
July 16, 2008
Michelle:

My heart sank when I heard about the passing of your mother. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing your mother personally, but the way you spoke of her with great pride, made me feel as though I have known her my entire life. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Sonia Manley
July 16, 2008
My sympathies to the entire Kendrick and Stull families. I knew Miss K. through the men's Monday and Thursday basketball group at the CCC. I first met Miss K. when I started playing ball at the CCC in 1991. Miss K. has always supported our mens b-ball group and made us all feel like we were a part of the CCC family. I shall truly miss her smiling face. Dedicated people like her do not often come along but I am proud to say that I was able to share time with her. She shall always remain in my heart and within the walls of the CCC. Peace!
Ronald L Whitaker
July 16, 2008
Michelle and Aaron, please accept me deepest condolences. Miss Kay was a wonderful woman and we will miss her energy and positive attitude very much.
Jim Barrows
July 16, 2008
Kim and Michelle,
I pray that you will find comfort in the memories of your mother, and know that she is your guardian angel always watching over you.
Love,
Vivian
Vivian Cooley-Collier
July 16, 2008
you will be missed, and will always be loved . i thank you for having such a positive impact in my life . thank you so much . i love you aunt janet
shawn godfrey/familly
July 16, 2008
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