Marcia A. Kenney

April 20, 1960March 9, 2018
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Marcia Ann Kenney (née Packard), 57, of North Palm Beach, Florida, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 9th, 2018. Born in Winter Park, Florida, Marcia graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School and continued on to receive, in May of 1983, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Miami.

Marcia, a devout Roman Catholic, was a proud member of the Legion of Mary, in addition to being actively involved, both currently and throughout the years, in Faith Formation, The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, and bible studies.

Marcia worked at Faith Lutheran School in North Palm Beach as a receptionist and administrative assistant for over 16 years. She considered it a privilege to work at Faith Lutheran and share her joy for the Lord with children. Her kind heart shone through each day as she brightened the lives of children, families, and co-workers alike. A scholarship fund is being established in her name at Faith Lutheran School (555 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL, 33408; 561-848-4737) and memorial donations to this fund are welcome.

Marcia previously worked as an insurance claims adjuster for two major insurance companies for over 16 years.

Marcia was a very creative crafter and talented decorator who enjoyed making homemade gifts. She had a passion for lipstick and loved all things blue.

She cherished her family and remained a dedicated friend to those she met throughout her life, especially Peter Lomonaco and Phil Schaffer, Dymphna and Noel Lorica, Dean Bacon, and Laura Battaglia. Beloved wife of John for 29 years and loving mother of Elizabeth, she was also their best friend. In addition to John and Elizabeth, Marcia is survived by her sister, Linda, and her husband David Dunn, of Farmingdale, Maine, and her brother, James, and his wife Sheri Packard, of Scottsdale, Arizona. She was a cherished sister-in-law to Janet Widman of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and Andrew and Alita Kenney of Melbourne, Florida, in addition to Edward Kenney of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and Harry Kenney of Chicago, Illinois. She was a caring and fun-loving aunt with many nieces and nephews including Robert Widman, Matthew Widman, Staci Gustin, Sharisse Kenney, Krystle Kenney, Shawn Kenney, Ryan Kenney, Eric Kenney, Jeff Packard, and Adam Packard.

Marcia is preceded in death by her mother, Thelma “Timmy” Milkowski and her father, George Packard.

Marcia lived a life filled with love and devotion to family and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at HOWARD-QUATTLEBAUM FUNERAL AND EVENT CENTER, 745 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Clare Catholic Church in North Palm Beach. Burial and reception to follow.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, March 16, 2018

Marcia A. Kenney

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Ann (Marie) Chiste

March 17, 2018

John and Elizabeth,
My heart breaks for you in the loss of your beloved Marcia. She was truly one of the most kind, genuine and beautiful human beings I’ve ever known. Through her active social media interactions, I continued to feel a bond with her and her passion for everything she did. Whether it was her love for her family, her strength of Faith or her ability to find the good or be the good in everything around her, she truly was a beacon of beauty and God’s love. God has chosen to call her home, but her impact on every life she has touched carries on. Continue to be the beacon of her passion for life and love and all things beautiful.
With love, in sorrow, but in hope and prayer,
your forever friend,
Ann Marie Tabano-Chiste

Jim Packard

March 15, 2018

I first learn of the birth of Marcia on a beautiful sunny afternoon on April 20, 1960. I was eleven years old and I was playing on the Oviedo Florida elementary school playground when my Dad came to school to tell me that I had a baby sister. I had a sister 11 months older and now I had one 11 years younger. I was thrilled to think that I was a big brother. It was a role that I cherished more than anyone will ever know.

I thought you might find it interesting to know that Marcia's first word wasn't Mom or Dad but rather "Pretty"
My Dad would always carry Marcia down the hall to say goodnight to Linda and I and would always stop at this one particular picture between our bedrooms and say "Isn't that pretty?"
Well Marcia picked up on it and as a result her first word was pretty. She was pretty smart even as a baby, lol.
You can begin to see that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree in (Dr.) Elizabeth.

JoAnn & Jack Widman

March 14, 2018

Although it's been many years since we last saw each other, our hearts are broken.
John and Elizabeth, know that heaven has another angel
Love, JoAnn & Jack

Kay Thompson

March 14, 2018

Mr. Kenney & Elizabeth:
You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when it is so sudden and unexpected.
Mr. Kenney: I want you to know that Elizabeth is loved and will be surrounded by her Bobcat & CFISD family. We will be here for her whenever she is in need. To listen, to share a hug, to be a support in any way we can.
Elizabeth: We will see you when you return.
Kay Thompson
Cy-Fair High School
Cypress, TX

Shaira Rivas-Otero

March 14, 2018

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys during this difficult time. May you find comfort in one another during this difficult time. I'll be thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your angel. RIP Marcia!

Sharon Dennis

March 13, 2018

From my family to yours please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May Jehovah, the God of all comfort and tender mercies, give you strength and support at this most difficult time. Psalms 83:18
And may the many precious memories you cherish of Marcia be a source of joy as the weeks and months go by. Revelation 21: 4 & 5
Sincere sympathies
Dennis Family

Bob & Joyce Warburton

March 12, 2018

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

Rest, and be at peace, my friend...

Cheryl Smith

March 12, 2018

Dear John and Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss. Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you and your family. Marcia was a beautiful person. We worked together at Allstate for many years and just most recently she got me involved in SeneGence. She was funny and a warm spirited person who had a lot of love to give. She will be deeply missed but God has plans for her as there is a special place for her with him. She will always be with you.
Prayers to you both.
Cheryl Smith

Joe Thompson

March 11, 2018

John and Elizabeth, may God give you the strength you need. I was very fond of Marcia, loved her as friend, respected her as a person. She was a wonderful person and we had many laughs together. I will miss her. Even though we did not talk everyday, I knew I could call her up and it was like no time lapsed at all. Our friendship was genuine. She will be remembered as a true loyal caring friend and person. I will always remember her. I can hear her now, "it is not desert if it is not chocolate". God called home a truly good person. I know she will be watching her family and she will make her presence known to them in times of need. My families deepest condolences or such a tragic loss.