OBITUARY

Anita R. Kennedy

October 3, 1919January 12, 2021
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A Mass of Christian Burial for Anita R. Kennedy age 101 of Ogdensburg will be held at 10:00am on Friday (January 15, 2021) at Notre Dame Church with Rev. Joseph Morgan & Rev. F. James Shurtleff concelebrating. Burial will follow at the Notre Dame Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held privately for her family at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. Kennedy passed away on Tuesday (Jan 12, 2021) at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Surviving are two sons Paul Kennedy of Heuvelton, John Kennedy of Hammond; four daughters Carol Johnson of Port Richey, FL, Kathryn (Steven) Bateman of Lisbon, Mary Jane (Michael) Lesperance of Ogdensburg and Patricia (Steven) Smithers of Ogdensburg; a brother George Rumble of MI; a sister Aggie (Harry) Haskins of FL; 21 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; a daughter in law Patti Kennedy of Cicero; a sister in law Megan Rumble of MI; and many nieces, nephews & cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband of 72 years Curtis Kennedy; a son James Michael Kennedy; a daughter in law Joan Kennedy; two brothers Mark & Benny Rumble; two sisters Phyllis Ritchie and Iona Singh and four grandchildren Karl Johnson, Michael Kennedy, Lynn Vonarx and Diana Sassatelli.

Anita was born on October 3, 1919 in Ogdensburg NY, a daughter of the late John & Evelyn (Gagnon) Rumble. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and continued her education at the Buffalo State Teachers College where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in education. She was later married to Curtis F. Kennedy on June 21, 1941 at Notre Dame Church with Father P. Leon Legault officiating.

Anita was a devoted mother that raised seven children, and then began her teaching career at the Notre Dame Catholic School where she taught 2nd & 3rd grades for 13 years. She also assisted with the church bazaar’s, managed the Massaouapi Cabins in Hammond with her husband Curtis, gave utmost devotion to her religion, and loved to socialize and spend time with her children and grandchildren. Yearly holiday celebrations were always held at the Kennedy household with multiple members in attendance to enjoy a packed house.

Anita’s family would like to extend a special thank you to her wonderful group of caregivers for their unwavering attention and care given to their mother. Your kindness and devotion will never be forgotten.

Memorial contributions can be made to Notre Dame Church, 125 Ford Avenue, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeff Kennedy
  • Joe Lesperance
  • Steve Smithers Jr.
  • Danny Smithers
  • Nathan Bateman
  • Chris Kennedy

Services

  • Private Calling Hours

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, January 15, 2021

Memories

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Laurie Lesperance Garland

January 15, 2021

I will forever be grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy for all the fun times they showed me when I was in my teens. What I remember most is Mrs. Kennedy was always cheerful even when she had a sink full of dishes from the endless traffic through the kitchen. Beautiful women inside and out with a heart of gold and a smile for everyone.

Paula and Phil Jacques

January 15, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all of the family. Your Mom and Grandma was so special, she had such a beautiful smile and gentle manner. May she Rest In Peace.

Mary jane Omarah

January 15, 2021

Dear Kathy and KennedyFamily,I’m so sorry for your loss!Your mom was a very beautiful lady.Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family. MollyO’Marah

Marlene Watson

January 14, 2021

Dear Kennedy family,
I knew both Curt and Anita. They were good friends with my mother-in-law and father-in-law, Beatrice and Gaylord Watson.
They were a lovely couple.
My sincere condolences for your loss.
Marlene Liscum Watson

Mallory Hurteau

January 14, 2021

To Mary Jane and all my Kennedy cousins, my sympathy for your loss and prayers for your family.

Ingrid Baltradis

January 14, 2021

Sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Kennedy Family of your loss of your Mom. I always enjoyed chatting with both your parents,what a sweet couple. They have been reunited and may you find comfort in that and your memories.
Ingrid

Sissy Brown

January 14, 2021

Uncle Paul, Karla, Jeff and the Kennedy family. My deepest condolences go out to all of you and your family’s as you grieve the loss of such a sweet and beautiful woman. She let me use her walker when I broke my ankle. When Karla was pregnant with Ruby, I was rolling around on it at the baby shower and she said “you have my walker” lol it was so cute. Sending comforting hugs. Sissy

Dave Touron

January 14, 2021

So sorry to hear of your moms passing. I have many memories of being at your house with Jim, your mom making us fudge, and working on Boy Scout crafts with your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

David Valois

January 13, 2021

Condolences to the entire Kennedy family. Mrs. Kennedy was a wonderful lady with a ready smile and a friendly word.

Paul McGrath

January 13, 2021

What a wonderful woman who always called me on my birthday for years. I had the chance to visit her last year and recall how sharp she still was. God bless you Anita as you walk the streets of gold.

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