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Gerald A Kennedy

October 7, 1929 ~ June 20, 2017 (age 87)


Gerald A. Kennedy, who was birthed, raised and resided in Everett with his late wife and love, Marguerite (Mudge); and their loving children Patricia (Famiglietti) of Andover and Michele (DeFusco) of Yarmouth Maine, passed away peacefully at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  

Jerry served his nation as a patriot of freedom both in the Korean War and in his leadership as the treasurer controller of the MBTA, the treasurer of the MBTA pensioners club, and the director of licensing for the city of Everett and Casa del Mar in Aruba.   His perspective to change his future and all those around him made him a man driven by honor, integrity and loyalty for his family, neighbors and nation.  He made great friends along the way, including his admiring sons-in-law Carl and John who became his sons and he a second father.  

Although we cannot divide life up by days, Jerry left this world for heaven at the age of 87 this June 20th; a day that marks his life and his influence.   Although there will be moments, where he will be greatly missed; the radiance of his leadership and influence will shine through all of us and all those who met him. 

He was a loving son of the late John and Mary (Doherty) and loving grandfather, friend and mentor to his grandchildren: Lisa (Famiglietti) and her husband Matt Pambianchi; Gregory Famiglietti and his wife Sarah (Gagnon); Sara Famiglietti and her love Kevin Maiorano, Christina DeFusco; Nicholas Gerald DeFusco; and Joseph DeFusco; and he will be fondly missed by his great grandchildren who he hugged, cherished and dreamed about: Paul Joseph, Anthony Thomas and Jack Joseph. 

He will be missed by his loving sister and brother, Catherine Power and Fred Kennedy; and will be joining his brothers and sisters Mary, John, William, Thomas, Francis and Barbara in heaven. 

Jerry’s Funeral Mass takes place at the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett on Wednesday this June 28 at 11:00 A.M.; with visitation services at Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home (519 Broadway, Everett 02149) during the time of 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.  In lieu of flowers and for the love his wife, please send donations to American Lung Cancer Association.


Charitable donations may be made to:

American Lung Association of Massachusetts
14 Beacon Street, Suite 717 Boston, MA 10018, Boston MA 10018
Tel: 1-781-890-4262

 Service Information

June 28, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Murphy & O'Hara FH
519 Broadway
Everett, MA 02149

Mass of Christian Burial
June 28, 2017

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
489 Broadway
Everett, MA 02149

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