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Nancy J. Kennedy

Died: Tue., Jun. 4, 2013


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 08, 2013
Location: Melvin Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 08, 2013
Location: Melvin Funeral Home

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Nancy J. Kennedy, 77

HARRINGTON — Nancy J. Kennedy formerly of East Rutherford New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at home surrounded by her family.  Mrs. Kennedy was born in Jersey City, N.J. to the late George and Helen Small.

Mrs. Kennedy worked as a secretary for most of her life in New Jersey at various businesses. She worked the longest at the Fairleigh Dickinson University.  She was very active at her church in New Jersey until she moved to Harrington.

Mrs. Kennedy loved to dance and listen to music. She was a great baker, and loved to share her baked goods. She thoroughly enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her family and close friends. She will be remembered as a wonderful and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who did an excellent job raising her kids and spoiling her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

Preceded in death by her brother George Small Jr. and daughter in law Jean M. Kennedy.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years James A. Kennedy of Harrington; sons James T. Kennedy of Harrington, George J. Kennedy of East Rutherford, N.J. Robert Kennedy of Morris Plains, N.J., Richard Kennedy of Mine Hill, N.J.; daughter Kelly Ann McGrath of Jersey City, N.J.; six grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

A Service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.

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   Posted Wed June 05, 2013
Heaven has gained an Angel named Nancy. We were blessed with the gift of her beautiful smile and gentle ways for many years and for that I am grateful. I was fortunate enough to spend many days and nights growing up creating memories that will last a lifetime. It was a lifetime of firsts spent along side my best friends...my first fluffernutter, my first time bobbing for apples on that Halloween night so many years ago and of course the endless poker games lol. I'll always remember watching as Nancy carefully made sure before she let me walk down the aisle that the train and veil on my wedding dress was absolutely perfect which was no easy task since it was a cathedral length veil. But that is how Nancy was with everything she did...loving, caring, always a smile on her lips and a heart full of love and joy to share. Godspeed my angel, your spirit will live on in all the lives you have touched xoxo

Jay Pinkerton
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
My Sympathy and Love to all the Kennedys, at the loss of such a wonderful woman. She brightened up my years at St Joe's. You will all be in my prayers this weekend.

Kathy and Louis
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. We will not be making it to your mom's service as we will be flying home from vacation that day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Love Kathy and Louis

Anita Grasso
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Anita Grasso .

Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. With sincere sympathy, Anita & Sharon

Nadine Gordon Picard
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
I was a little girl when Uncle Jim and Aunt Nancy were married. I remember I thought she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. Beautiful red hair and a big smile. As I grew up and she raised her family, I continued to think of her as beautiful, inside and out.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Gail D. Rice
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
To Rich and Family
My most sincere thoughts, prayers, and love are sent to you. I remember the wonderful stories of your Mom that you shared and hope that you will carry them always in your heart. Remember the fun and joyous times together and know that she loved and cared for her family dearly.
All my love and thoughts,

David McClellan
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
Rich and Family:

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you and the entire Kennedy family.

madeline battagliese
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
Dear Rich,

Cookie, Diann and myself are expressing our deepest sympathy and our prayers.

Janice Delfino
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
To my two Kennedy's first. Sorry for the loss of your wonderful Nana. She was the best! Jennifer learned her baking skills, Trevor how to sit back and enjoy! Thank you Nancy for being so good to them, and for being the best mother in law. To all the other Kennedy grandchildren and children, you had a loving Nana, mother, and Jim a wife who has left behind memories to cherish, and examples to live bye. Will see you in heaven Nancy Jane!

Abbie & Ricky Vazquez
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013

We're very sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. To know you is a great reflection of the wonderful woman you have the privilege to call mom! We'll continue to pray for strength.

Abbie & Ricky Vazquez

Robin Rotolo Mustacchio
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013
My entire youth is intertwined with Nancy land the Kennedy family. She was as much a mom to me as my own mother. Nancy like my mom was able to juggle work, raising 5 children, all school activities, sports, church obligations and manage to entertain a group of 20 plus people every weekend. She lived for her family. Nancy was fiercely protective and loyal-two qualities that made her such a great friend and a wonderful mother. The world will not be as bright without Nancy in it. Jim, Jim Jr, George, Bobby, Richard, Kelly know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and know that Mom is at peace.

My Heartfelt Sympathy
Robin Rotolo Mustacchio and family

Trinity Medical
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Trinity Medical Team.

With heartfelt condolences to the Kennedy family from the entire team at Trinity Medical Devices. Our prayers are with you.

Mirlyn Gutierrez, Milinka Djurich, and Pedro Tavarez
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our prayers will be with you. God Bless.

Christopher McGrath
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013

GARDEN PATH was sent by Chris and Laura McGrath.

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with you during this difficult time. We love you and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Chris and Laura McGrath

George Small
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013
While it is quite sad that Aunt Nancy is no longer with us, I take solace in knowing she is back with her brother and parents and at peace.

Please accept our most sincere condolences on her passing. God rest her soul.

Vincent Deleasa
   Posted Sat June 08, 2013
Rich,Bobby,Jim,George,Kelly &your DAD! Words can't even begin to explain how I feel for you all at this time of grieving!! Your Mom was one of the best Moms as we were growing up!! She allways welcomed me into your home as if I was part of the family!!!That's one part of my life I will never forget!! I wish I could be there,but my thoughts and prayers will allways be there!!!!GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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