Lawrence C. Kennedy

November 10, 1920April 16, 2013

Lawrence C. Kennedy, 92, of Ortley Beach, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Philomena's Church, 386 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, N.J., on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J. The family will receive their friends at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, N.J.; on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. Larry was born in Newark, N.J., where he spent most of his life, retiring to Ortley Beach. Mr. Kennedy was a U.S. Army combat veteran of World War II serving in North Africa. He was wounded in action and awarded the Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation. He was a detective on the Newark Police Department and received many commendations. Lawrence was the loving husband for 65 years to Maryann Kennedy who predeceased him. He was the cherished father of Carol Lampf and her husband, Stephen, of Chatham, N.J., and Eileen Mary Hickey and her husband, Joseph, of Ortley Beach, N.J., and father-in-law to Barbara O'Donnell and family. Larry was predeceased by his loving son, Kevin Kennedy. He was the cherished "Pop Pop" to Brian and Janet, Joshua and Lindsey, Adam, MaryKate and Patrick and the beloved "Grand-Pop Pop" to Allie and Marley. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Pride Program at ECLC of New Jersey, 100 Passaic Ave., Chatham, N.J. 07928.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 22, 2013
  • Committal Service Monday, April 22, 2013

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Steve Sharkey

April 21, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy always showed far more interest in others than they did in themselves, were always kind, and always left you with a sense that you were better off just for being in their presence. Knowing them for almost forty years , they represent the best of a generation that we are too soon forgetting and too little appreciative of. May they enjoy their eternity with their loved ones and may they rest in peace, as they truly deserve.

Diane Gagliardi

April 21, 2013

Our sincere sympathy goes out to you all during this very difficult time. Carol, I will always remember seeing your dad (and mom) at ECLC's Grandparents Day. Diane & Frank Gagliardi

April 20, 2013

Dear Carol, Eileen and family,
It was a honor to take care of your dear father and mother. May your happy memories bring laughter to your tears and bring you strength in the difficult days ahead. Take care of each other- you are a beautiful family.
My sincere sympathy,
Maureen Bernstein Barnabas Hospice

Corinne Butler

April 19, 2013

Larry & Maryann, two beautiful people who touched my life and will live forever in my memory.

Liesl Apgar

April 19, 2013

My condolences to the entire Kennedy family for the loss of Mr. Kennedy -- he was a sweet man and it was a pleasure having him as a patient. May he now Rest in Peace

April 19, 2013

We love Mr. And Mrs. K....! They were the best neighbors in Ortley Beach and it won't be the same without them! Their lovely and kind spirits will be cherished always...Billy, Mare, Billy Ray, Patrick and Ella

Heather Hewett

April 19, 2013

God will show you the way to smiling again. Just remember all the good times you shared with your pop and all the love he gave you throughout the years. He is not gone. He will live in your heart forever. May God bless you and your family.

Maria & Walter Janke

April 19, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.