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Ethel Kennedy

Ethel Kennedy

Thursday, May 6th, 1926 Thursday, April 9th, 2020

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Obituary for Ethel V. Kennedy (Halsey)

Sea Girt- Ethel V. Kennedy, 93, passed away on Thursday April 9, 2020 at Jersey Shore Medical Center , Neptune, NJ. She was born May 6, 1926 in Manhattan, New York City . Ethel lived there with here sister , Virginia , and parents, William and Ethel Halsey while the Queensborough Bridge slowly rose across the East River.
Ethel attended City College for two years and shortly thereafter, met her husband of over 60 years, Peter Kennedy. They married on March 29, 1948, moving to Monmouth County NJ three years later.
Ethel was a homemaker, communicant at Saint Mark’s Church, volunteer at the Wall Township Library and former President of the Wall Township Kiwanis. She loved to read, travel and go out with friends or entertain in her home.
Besides her parents, Ethel was predeceased by her husband, Peter Kennedy, in 2009 and a beloved grandson, David.
She is survived by her beloved sister Virginia McCarthy and loving children: Peter Kennedy Jr, of Sea Girt NJ, and Kevin Kennedy of Los Altos Hills , Ca. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren: Christopher, Michael, Sean, Meredith, Patrick, Katherine and four great grandchildren.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ethel’s name to the Wall Kiwanis.
Private arrangements have been entrusted to O’Briens Funeral Home-Wall, 2028 Highway 35, Wall NJ,07719 and announced at a later date.

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    BRICK, NJ

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Ellen Ferris

Ellen Reilly Ferris. My sincere condolence the passing of Ethel. I'll always treasure the memories of our get together and phone chats. She was one of those rare jewels of humanity.
Comment | Posted at 01:50pm via Condolence
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Mary Dackerman

My heart was saddened to hear of your moms (my cousin Ethel on your father side) passing. Your father told me that my father taught him how to drive, I hope your dad turned out to be a good driver my father was a little on the wild side when he drove. Your mother was a kind sweet lady. My sister Ellen loved chatting with your mom. My prayers and sympathy are with you and the family stay safe. Love Mary Reilly Dackerman

Comment | Posted at 05:43pm via Condolence
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Sharon Steele Clark

Peter ... always remember your sweet Mom from St. Catharines days.. She and my Mom were on PTA together while we were in school... Thinking of you and your family .. Sharon Steele Clark
Comment | Posted at 06:31pm via Condolence
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Helen Wilk

Deepest sympathy to the family your mom loved so much. You lost a dear friend and so have I.
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Betty Mc Fadyen

So sorry about the loss of your Mother she was a good kind and beautiful lady, I feel like I have known her forever as i have done her hair for many years but she was more of a friend than a client I will miss her dearly. Betty Mc Fadyen
Comment | Posted at 12:35pm via Condolence
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