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James J. Kennedy

September 7, 1927 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

SOUTHWICK – James “Jack” J. Kennedy, 94, passed away on May 3, 2022 at CareOne at Northampton. Born in West Springfield, MA on September 7, 1927, he was the son of the late Mary Kennedy.

He graduated from Holyoke High School and then obtained his Associate’s Degree from Holyoke Junior College. He also attended Western New England College.

From September, 1950 – September, 1952, Jack proudly served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Pusan, Korea.

Prior to retiring in 1982, Jack was employed as an Engineer at Kaman Aerospace for 35 years. In his spare time, he was an avid golfer and played in many leagues. He also was a lifetime member of the Sons of Erin in Westfield, a member of American Legion Post 124 in Westfield and enjoyed playing in pitch leagues.

Besides his mother, Jack was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, June P. (Dukeshire) Kennedy, who passed away in 2010 and by his son Stephen Kennedy, who passed away in 2004. To cherish his memory, he leaves his daughter-in-law Cathy Kennedy-Kiendzior and her husband Peter Kiendzior of Westfield as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends were very important to Jack and he regularly kept in touch with all of them. He could be counted on to be available to everyone if and when needed.

Family and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 1 – 3 PM at Southwick Forastiere Funeral & Cremation, 624 College Highway, Southwick, MA. A service will be held at 3 PM. Burial will take place privately in New Cemetery, Southwick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.forastiere.com

Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 12, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Southwick Forastiere Funeral & Cremation
624 College Highway
Southwick, MA 01077

Funeral Service
Thursday
May 12, 2022

3:00 PM
Southwick Forastiere Funeral & Cremation
624 College Highway
Southwick, MA 01077

Cemetery

New Cemetery
354 College Highway
Southwick, MA

Cemetery

New Cemetery
354 College Highway
Southwick, MA

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