Gerard M. "Jerry" Kenney, Sr.

  • Born: December 25, 1934
  • Died: August 7, 2017
  • Location: Attleboro, formerly of Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Gerard by adding your memories and photos.

Gerard M. "Jerry" Kenney, 82, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at his home in Attleboro after a long period of declining health. He was the Loving Husband of 62 years of Barbara "Dede" J. (Canty) Kenney. Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Boston. He also attended Bentley College. Mr. Kenney was a resident of Attleboro for the past 17 years, previously living Stoughton for over 29 years. He worked as a Firefighter and EMT for the Brookline Fire Department for many years, retiring 17 years ago. He was a member of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts and the International Association of Firefighters Local 950. Jerry enjoyed spending time hiking, camping and fishing and was a world traveler. His most memorable trips were to Hawaii and Alaska. He also enjoyed spending time at his vacation home in Pawley's Island, SC. He loved the ocean, food, dining out and all Boston Sports teams, especially the Red Sox and Patriots. He was known for his sense of humor and his unselfish and giving personality but his greatest treasure was his family.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Kenney is survived by his beloved children; Gerard M. Kenney, Jr., Deputy Chief Brockton Fire Dept. and his wife Lisa of Easton, David M. Kenney and is wife Reni of Attleboro, Kathleen A. Kenney of North Attleboro and Gregory S. Kenney and his wife Laura of Rockland. He was the brother of the late Ronald Kenney. Jerry was the grandfather of Stephanie Mayer, Brittany and Ryan Kenney, Antonio Klissarski and Tyler, Sheannon, Christopher and Ashley Kenney. He was the great grandfather of Peyton and Harper Mayer. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Thursday from 4-7 PM. Donations in Jerry's memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Ln, Hyannis, 02601 or to Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere condolences to the Kenney family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Mary Augustine-Panagiotidis - No. Easton, MA   August 10, 2017

Omg dede im so sorry for your loss jerry was an amazing man always with a smile on his face and a story to tell i still remember him coming to dunkin donuts to get coffee for you both years back and he lit up a room he will be missed rip my friend

Posted by Amy moore - Florida, FL   August 10, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gerry was such a great man. I was glad i knew him. I will never forget when we all went out on the boat and I learned what a (Sankie Was). May you R.I.P. Love and miss you guys.

Posted by David & Lisa McMakin - Waynesboro, VA   August 09, 2017

My deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved this special man!! Any memory I have of him, he always had the same beautiful smile. The love of his family shined through every time he looked at any of you! Cherish all the wonderful memories you have to hold onto. Sending much Love & Prayers to you all!!

Posted by Leslie Thomas (Allen) - MA - Friend   August 09, 2017

Dear Dede and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am forever grateful to have had you and Jerry as a part of my life. Many, many good memories. I pray God's blessing for you and all your family.

Posted by Mary Bates - Dennisport, MA - Friend   August 09, 2017

To the Kenney Family - I am so sorry for your loss. Grampie was a wonderful man. He will be missed by all.

Posted by Robin Totman & Family - Stoughton, MA   August 09, 2017

Rest In Peace Uncle Jerry ❤❤

Posted by Lauren Calderwood - Family   August 08, 2017

Jerry was a great loving caring uncle who worked his tail off for his family. Uncle Jerry please give my father and mother a huge hug and kiss for me. Live PJ

Posted by Paul Canty - Family   August 08, 2017

I love you Uncle Jerry. You were a one of a kind man and you will be terribly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing you. Ill never forget your selflessness in helping me secure a student loan back when I was in nursing school at Northeastern. Without your help I would not be where I am today. I will always remember our trips to Foxwoods, and you coming to Delaware during the summers. Nathan loved walking the path with you behind my house and he enjoyed you just as much as we all did. Ill miss laughing at you finishing your meal and then eating everyone else's when you were done. We had a lot of laughs and a lot of love over my last 43 years, and I couldn't have asked for a better uncle. I'll love and miss you forever, but you will never be forgotten. Rest in piece Uncle J. Give my mom a kiss and tell her I miss her so much. All my love, your niece Erika.

Posted by Erika Porter (Weaver) - HARRINGTON, DE - Family   August 08, 2017

On behalf of the men and women of The Brookline Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 950, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Kenney family.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul B Trahon
Brookline Fire Fighters
Local 950 IAFF

Posted by Paul Trahon - Brookline, MA - Coworker   August 08, 2017

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