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James Edward Kenneway

February 21, 1959March 28, 2020

EASTHAM – James Kenneway, 61, 0f Eastham, passed away suddenly on March 28, 2020. Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late Edward and Christine (Castagneto) Kenneway. James grew up in Northborough, MA attending & graduating from Assabet Valley Tech School. He moved to the Cape in the early 80’s, where he enjoyed spending his time shell fishing. James is survived by his two brothers, John Kenneway of Chatham, MA and Joseph Kenneway of Hancock, ME. Services will be held at a later date.


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Malcolm Nordley

April 22, 2020

I am sorry to have learned of Jim’s passing. Although I had never met him in person, we were looking forward to the event sometime in the near future until COVID-19. Jim and I had become friends on Facebook through a mutual hosting of foreign J-1 students living and working on Cape Cod during the summer via the SWT (summer/work travel program), sponsored by the state department. We seem to share a similar outlook on life and would often comment on each other‘s photos and occasionally chat on Facebook Messenger. I regret that I did not have the opportunity to meet him in person, based on my personal experience and some of the comments from some of the students that he hosted he seem to be a fine man.

James Casella

March 31, 2020

My condolences on the loss of your brother. I remember the good times we spent scouting and hanging out in Northborough. I also remember how great of a chef you were . Sorry I lost track of you in the last few years. Jim, You will be missed.

Jim Casella

Robert Benson

March 31, 2020

A walking Fishing Encyclopedia Big Jim was. There wasn’t a boat or Cape story or fishing saga he did not know. Amazing knowledge...I met him thru his fishing colleague Ray Brunelle.... Jim and I spent many a day fishing together as I learned and he guided me thru the Chatham Inlet numerous times saving my butt on many an occasion s from those dangerous shoals. He boarded ladies from around the globe for summer jobs and he watched over them like a mother hen. They adored him....And boy could he cook up a storm. Fabulous treats at home and on my boat...all from scratch.
There will a void in my life now that no one can even come close to filling.
Jim...thank you for all you did to enrich my existence.


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