Duckett Funeral Home of J.S. Waterman & Sons

656 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA


Joseph Patrick Kenney

April 19, 1995October 18, 2019

Born on April 19, 1995, Joe passed away at his family‘s house in Sudbury, MA on October 18, 2019 from diabetic seizures leading to sudden heart failure.

Joe was the beloved son of Chris and Patty Kenney and the cherished brother of Alli, Mikey and Cal, all of Sudbury, MA. He leaves behind his grandparents, Lou and Marilyn DiNapoli of Bedford, MA and the late Allan Kenney and Pauline Kenney of Jupiter, FL and countless loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Joe graduated from Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School in 2013, where he was a member of the varsity football team. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2017. While in college, Joe was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and fell in love with the Rocky Mountains and the great outdoors. An avid sportsman, Joe loved to fish, hike the Flat Irons, and snowboard throughout the Rocky Mountains. After college, Joe moved home and joined the family contracting business, W.T. Kenney Co., Inc. of Arlington, MA where he excelled as a project manager. Joe had two life altering diseases since he was eight years old, diseases that you’d think would hold someone back from living a normal life. Instead, Joe lived life to the fullest.

Now that we’ve shared Joe’s “official” story we want him to be remembered by the way he went above and beyond to make us all feel so loved. Joe was a no questions man. He was the friend, brother and son who would join in on ANY adventure; whether that be on a Kenney family getaway, one of the numerous football fields our family played on or visiting one of his many friends from Colorado who now reside all over the world. Joe’s love for travel, food and his dogs is unmet. Joe was a loyal man of his word, someone we could always count on, and an inspiration to our family and his friends. We will continue to conquer his dreams for him down here and he will be with us all every step of the way.

Friends and family are invited to visiting hours on Tuesday, October 22 from 4-5:30PM and 6-8 PM at St. Anselm Church, 100 Landham Road, Sudbury. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday, October 23 at the Church. A reception will follow, details of which will be announced at the conclusion of the Mass. Burial will be held privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Joe‘s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www2.jdrf.org and search for Joe Kenney to go directly to his page).

In addition, we are looking to fund an annual scholarship for children with diabetes to attend Camp Joslin. The Barton Center is a year-round camp, retreat, and conference center where learning and shared experiences combine to support and motivate children with diabetes and their families.



  • Visitation at St. Anselm Church Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Joseph Patrick Kenney

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Byron R. Dixon

October 28, 2019

My condolences to you and your's from the Dixon's....prayers up!

nicole lamoureaux

October 24, 2019

I just heard about this great loss. I am so shocked and saddened for you all. Thinking way back to when I overnight sat for the kids when Ali was in 4th grade! Cal was only 2 I think! Such a great family, and the memories I have of Joe were always funny, fast and creative. Chris chaperoning ballroom, I think for Joe's class but can't be sure... I am sending all of my prayers to you guys and know that Joe is at peace.
Nicole Lamoureaux

Mark Duffner

October 24, 2019

Chris and Patty, so sorry for the loss of your son Joe-I am sure he took a rocket ship to heaven where he is better than ever and watching over the Kenney family-sending prayers , love and support, Mark Duffner

Von Salmi Sr.

October 24, 2019

Dear Chris, Patty and Family,
Please, accept my most heartfelt condolences in the passing of your beloved son.
As a parent, grandparent and great-grand parent one of my greatest fears is losing one of our ‘babies’.
My heart and my most fervent prayers reach out to you at this time and know that in this world there are people who love and care about you as a family.
Please, accept my condolences for the loss of your son Joe.
Kindest regards,
Von Salmi

Glenn` Zakaib

October 23, 2019

Nicola and I are saddened for your loss and send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Patty and the Kenney family.

Glenn Zakaib and Nicola Biggs

Laura (Sully) Bakosh

October 22, 2019

Dear Patty, Chris and entire Kenney Family,
I am so sorry for your unfathomable loss. Please know that my heart aches with yours, and it solemnly prays with yours. So many, including me and my family, are with you during this dark time, offering our love and hope. In deepest sympathy, love Sully

Robin Bernstein

October 21, 2019

So sorry to hear about the loss of Joe. My sincere sympathy to the Kenney family.

Bette McKenzie

October 21, 2019

Dear Chris and Patty,

I am truly sorry to hear the news of the loss of your precious son. As a mom who also lost her son far too soon, I can truly relate to the heartbreak and pain. The cherished memories you have of your son will be forever in your hearts and souls. My deepest sympathies.

Karen Lamberson

October 21, 2019

Dear Chris & Patty & Family - I am so sad and sorry for your loss of Joe. May the memories you hold in your hearts bring you more smiles and less tears as the days pass.
My Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to you all
Karen Lamberson

Jane Duke

October 20, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the entire family. You will all be in my prayers.
Jane Duke