Rose Marie Kenney

June 19, 1914July 11, 2018

Rose was 104 years old at her June 19, 2018 birthday party at the North End Rehab in Boston Mass. She passed away on July 11, 2018. Her husband, Dennis Kenney, passed at 55. She loved to smile and dance. She was a member of several dance groups meeting at the Harriet Tubman Center in Boston. She graduated from Mexico High School in Mexico, Maine. She moved to Portland, Maine and retired from Maine Dept. of Health & Human Services in Portland. Always seeking the bright lights, she joined her now-deceased daughter Nancy in Boston and remained there the rest of her life. Rose’s parents, Mary and Urbain Robichaud, migrated from Nova Scotia after the depression. Her mother lived to be 101-years young. Rose is survived by her children Dennis, Maureen and James. Dennis is a retired aerospace engineer and veteran, living in Boston. Dennis graduated from the University of Maine in Orono. He has two boys, Chris and Sean. Chris is a neurologist, attending the University of California San Diego, Boston University Medical School, interned at Boston City and getting his neurology specialty in San Diego. He married Mi Kim and has three children- Amanda, Jordan and Nathan. Mi has a law degree and specialized in Intellectual Property. Maureen is a part-time instructor at San Antonio College. Maureen’s daughter, Nancy is married to Todd Howery, a systems analyst at Hewlltt-Packard. She has two children: Natalie and Nathan. James is a veteran who served with the army in Viet Nam. James and his companion, Anne Downes live in Sebec, Maine. James is a professional musician.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 19, 2018

Rose Marie Kenney

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Rosanna Duguay

August 18, 2018

I Love my Aunt Rose . She was always there when I needed her and I will always love her.
104 way to go Rose. Love always Ann.

Karen chaisson

July 27, 2018

to the family of Rose, I am the youngest child of the late connie Chaisson, my Mother. My name is Karen Chaisson. I remember very clearly that Rose and my Mom were friends. I can't remember when but I do remember when Rose would come back to Rumford and they would get together. I remember Rose to be up witty and very smart, i always enjoyed her hanging with my mom and me. May you take this message and pass it along to the rest of her family. My oldest sibling, Steve Chaisson also remembered Rose. She sure was a go getter in her days, may she rest in Peace.

Lisa Bennett-McCarthy

July 26, 2018

So sorry to hear of the passing of great great aunt Rose. I always smile when I think of her as she was always so kind. I still have the portrait she painted of me!

Joanna Batherson

July 21, 2018

I worked with Rose as a waitress in Freddie’s Restaurant in Rumford while going to college. Rose was a smart and delightful person who appreciated the arts and music. I was honored to have had this opportunity to know Rose. Dennis was a classmate and so smart; also always kind and happy like his Mom. Dennis, sorry to hear of your loss. May your family share the loss with all your memories. Joanna Park Batherson