Rita Kenney

Rita Kenney

Tuesday, February 26th, 1918 Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

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Obituary for Rita Kenney

Rita Kenney died quietly at home on April 15, 2020after living to the remarkable age of 102. She was born in 1918 to Mary (Donahue) and William F. Sheehan in Woburn, Massachusetts. In 1951, she married Thomas Kenney. In 1965, they moved to Suffern NY, where she lived for the rest of her life. Thomas predeceased her in 1996.
She worked for 20 years at Good Samaritan Hospital, in what is now the Foundation Office, retiring in 1989. She continued to volunteer at the hospital for many years after retirement.
Until she was almost 100, she enjoyed traveling to Maine to visit her daughters and to Wellfleet on Cape Cod, where she loved to walk on the beach and to sit and listen to the waves. She went to Wellfleet twice a year for over 20 years and looked forward to it each time.
Rita is survived by her three daughters, Ellen Kenney of Augusta, Maine, Judy Kenney of Suffern, and Teresa Kenney (Mitchell Tannenbaum) of Portland, Maine. She is also survived by 2 beloved grandchildren Maureen Burns (Dan Perry) and Brian Burns. And she is survived by her dear step-daughter, Karen Harvey (Fred) of Austin Texas and her family.
She was also predeceased by her parents, by brothers Bill, Dick, and Bob Sheehan and by her sister Betty Kaminer. She is survived by her sister Ruth Bersani(Quintilio) of Peabody Massachusetts and by dozens of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and many great-grandnieces and nephews.
A quiet, kind, soft-spoken woman, Rita will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Burial will take place privately at Airmont Lutheran Cemetery, Suffern NY. A memorial service will be held at a future date.
Memorial donations may be made to United Hospice of Rockland (11 Stokum Lane, New City NY 10956) or the Bergen County Humane Society (221-223 Stuyvesant Ave Lyndhurst NJ 07071.)

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Lauren Maehrlein

My sympathies to Judy and family on the death of Rita. No matter how long you have them, it's always hard to lose a parent.
With best wishes,
Lauren Maehrlein
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