OBITUARY

Katherine Constance Kennedy

October 30, 1966May 20, 2021

Katherine “Katie” Constance Kennedy passed away on May 20, 2021. Born on October 30, 1966, she was 54 years old. She was preceded in death by her caring parents – Constance “Connie” Kennedy and James “Jim” Kennedy and her loving grandparents – Eileen and Frederic Ward Sr., and Ester and James “Red” Kennedy. She is survived by her beloved children Daniel (Tiffany) Kennedy and Charles Cheshure, her cherished grandchildren Brendan and Hayden, her loving brother James “Jamie” Kennedy, and her dear cousins Sarah and John. She was the treasured niece of her uncle Frederic (Hillary) Ward Jr. Katie went to Chippewa Valley Schools and studied at Macomb Community College. As an adult, she worked as a CAD Designer in the automotive industry.

As a girl, Katie excelled at music. She was first chair clarinet, was a member of the marching band, and went to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Her love for music would carry over to a love of rock and roll, and going to see Broadway musicals with her parents and grandmother.

In her childhood, Katie was very athletic and played softball and volleyball. She also did very well in mathematics.

Katie’s childhood was enriched by the many fun-filled road trips, and vacations she took with her parents and brother. Her youth was full of boating, skiing and sightseeing. She loved her family and friends and often cared for others in need. She was a great help with the care of her grandmother Eileen.

Besides her family and friends, one of Katie’s greatest loves was nature; she loved animals, especially cats. Throughout her life, she had several cherished feline companions and took in many strays. Her love of and her concern for animals was a testament to her big tender heart.

Katie was a kind free-spirt, with a great sense of humor, who didn’t have a mean bone in her body. Even while going through her health setbacks and adversities in her later years she kept her compassion, and would always try her best to help others.

Katie will be deeply missed by those who loved her.

Visitation for Katie will take place on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 2 to 6pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Road in Clinton Township. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 6pm.

  • FAMILY

  • Daniel (Tiffany) Kennedy, Son
  • Charles Cheshure, Son
  • Brendan and Hayden, Grandchildren
  • James “Jamie” Kennedy, Brother
  • Sarah and John, Cousins
  • Frederic (Hillary) Ward Jr., Uncle
  • She was preceded in death by her caring parents – Constance “Connie” Kennedy and James “Jim” Kennedy and her loving grandparents – Eileen and Frederic Ward Sr., and Ester and James “Red” Kennedy.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 27, 2021

Memories

Katherine Constance Kennedy

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Amy Ingram

June 18, 2021

Katie,
My dear friend for fifty years. I wish I could have helped you in your struggles more than I was able to. You are no longer in pain.
Amy and Katie walked with a lady, and that lady was known as Love.

Katie Fitzgerald

May 27, 2021

Katie was a good friend of mine and she had helped me a few times to get on my feet and I will miss her dearly! We talked on the phone faithfully every week! I will never forget the good times we shared ❤️

Peter Lucas

May 23, 2021

Rest in Peace, Katie. I'm glad we got the chance to know each other. I'm sorry I can't make the viewing or funeral.
Peter Lucas AKA Logan

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