James William Kennedy

August 1, 1927 - February 22, 2012
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Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home
692 U.S. Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-621-1992 | Map
Thursday 2/23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Our Lady Queen of Angel Chapel of St. John the Evangelist Church
225 East Lake Blvd.
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-628-2006 | Map
Saturday 2/25, 10:00 am
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
10 W. Stevens Ave
Hawthorne, NY 10532
914-769-3672 | Map
Saturday 2/25

James William Kennedy, 84, of Mahopac, NY died February 22, 2012. He was born to the late Edward and Margaret Kennedy on August 1, 1927 in the Bronx, NY.James graduated from La Salle Academy in 1945 and received a BA in Business Administration from Fordham University. He married Margaret Gallagher in 1952, and they livedContinue Reading

Athena Charkalis (Swikata) left a message on February 25, 2012:
To the Kennedy Family- My heart and prayers are with you all. Jim was a very special man. His love, his kindness, his spirituality, his humor, his wisdom... will live on in his family and friends. His life touched everyone who knew him. With love to all. Athena
Jim McHugh left a message on February 25, 2012:
May God share the full happiness of heaven with you as you get to see the incredible amount of goodness you brought into this world!Kennedy Family - Our family will remember you in our prayers as you deal with this great loss.
Catherine Aiello left a message on February 24, 2012:
Joe and I send our condolences. We send our prayers to all. We send you our love and sympathy. God Bless. Cathy and Joe Aiello
Patti McCabe left a message on February 24, 2012:
Thinking of all of you and sending great love. Jim and I will be there on Saturday to share this great loss, but mostly to celebrate the life and memories of our Uncle Jim!
Deb Lamoureaux left a message on February 24, 2012:
Peg, Michael & the rest of the family -I'm so sorry for your loss. Pop was a great man with a great heart and will be dearly missed. Wish I could be there for you! Pop is now in the big flea market in the sky looking for more glass coffee pots and their parts!!!!!!LoveDeb
Mary Gaffney Keith left a message on February 24, 2012:
Dearest Peggy and family, So many fond memories of our times together, whether in the Bronx, Mahopac, or in Ohio. Those memories are priceless and will remain with me always. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for Jim, and know that my Terry is waiting for him with a grand martini and a beer for Jim. What a party it's going to be in heaven. I'm so sorry I could not make the journey to see you all. May God Bless Jim, and you Peggy, my dearest friend. May you find comfort and peace knowing we will both see our loved ones again and then it will truly be a party in heaven. My love to you all. God Bless. Mary Gaffney KeithAnd Terry, Jr.
Terry Keith, Jr. left a message on February 24, 2012:
Aunt Peggy and family,There are never words to express what someone's passing means to us. You stop and think, "did I just hear dad laugh?; did I just see dad sitting in his chair?; did I hear dad pour his coffee in the kitchen?; is that wind outside blowing because dad made it so? Is that beautiful sunset because my dad loved to watch them?" Those are just a few of the things I thought about when my dad passed 3 years ago. Our dads touch our hearts in so many different ways that we laugh, and cry, at them all. I've taken solace knowing that when my time comes I will see my dad and we will laugh until we cry. That's the only way it should be.Please express my sincerest love to the famly Aunt Peggy and let them know my hug is as big as they need it to be. Aunt Peggy, you ARE the "Rock of Gibraltar". Not only were you strong during this time with Uncle Jim, but I can also remember when you called when my dad was ill and then passed. I will never forget your kindness and the reality you brought me to. You are the kindest person I have known and for that I am truly grateful to be able to call you my Aunt. God bless you and the entire family. Now it's time to celebrate the life of a loved and respected man. We are all richer for having had him in our lives. My dad welcomed him into heaven with a cold beer #or cup of coffee# and now we all know that current conversation will never end. Oh how lucky they are.Until I should see you all again, love to you always....Terry Keith, JrMedina, Oh
Chrissy Swikata left a message on February 24, 2012:
My prayers and thoughts are with the Kennedy family. Jim was a good man and I am saddened to hear of his passing.I always carry the many memories of the beach, playing in your yard, and as I grew, sitting in the kitchen for a cup of coffee and chat.I will forever be grateful for your kindness towards my family.With you in thoughts,Chrissy Swikata-Plover
Frank Gunn left a message on February 23, 2012:
God has taken a wonderful friend. Jim was always a smiling face and I enjoyed every minute I spent with him. It didn't matter if we were talking sports,politics or trips to Atlantic city Jim was always good for a laugh. What I will always remember most about Jim was his love for family. Jim and Peg always had an open door for everyone. My children had a special place in ere heart for Jim he always took time to ask them how there day was and how things were going. I will miss seeing him sitting on the deck drinking his coffee looking over the lawn contimplating what he was going to do fornthe day. Rest in peace my friend you will never be forgotten, you have touched many people in your time with us and I will never ever forget you. GOD SPEED my friend. See you soon safe a place at the slots for me.
Joanne Pica left a message on February 23, 2012:
Ralph and I extend our condolences to the Kennedy family, especially our very dear fiends, Patti & Eddie. Eddie, we know how much you adored and respected your dad. He raised your brothers and sister to love and respect each other and instilled in each of you a strong sense of family and work ethic. I can only imagine how proud he was of you as you accomploshed not one but two careers, the second and most dear to him as a public servant in the FDNY. He was a very lucky man to always have his family close by and you were lucky to have him as your dad.
Theresa & Andy McEvoy left a message on February 23, 2012:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Mr. Kennedy was a wonderful funny man and he will be missed always. He made everyone who met him want to be a better person.
Mary Ellen (Keith) Corrigan left a message on February 23, 2012:
WE loved Uncle Jimmy so much. So many great memories from when we were growing up. We loved coming to visit you in the apartment. I am so happy I got to see him a few years ago...Now he is with my dad and they are having a great time together!! All my love to you Aunt Peggy and family too.Mary Ellen
Charlette Acy left a message on February 22, 2012:
To the Kennedy Family,May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.I know you will get through this. You have my condolences.
Daisy Lewis-Villanueva left a message on February 22, 2012:
God Bless the Kennedy Family in their time of lost. May God Bless and Keep you all in his care.God BlessDaisy Lewis-Villanueva
Patrice and Tm Helly left a message on February 22, 2012:
Deepest Sympathy
Joseph J. Smith left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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