Lillian B. Kennedy

April 23, 1926 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 94)


Lillian B. (Daunheimer) Kennedy, age 94, of Chicopee, MA passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Linda Manor Extended Care in Leeds, MA. She was born in Holyoke, a daughter of the late John and Barbara (Staatz) Daunheimer. Lillian was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who found great joy in her family. Lillian was a faithful communicant of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Holyoke. She was the widow of John H. Kennedy who passed away on November 8, 2015; they enjoyed 70 years of marriage. Lillian is survived by her children: Kathleen Millette and her husband Michael, William Kennedy and his wife Sandra, all of Belchertown and daughter in law Priscilla Kennedy Tudisco of Manasquan, NJ. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Debra Zupko and her husband John, Robert Kennedy, Elizabeth Texeira and her husband Bryan, Christopher Kennedy, Matthew Millette and Megan Millette, and seven great grandchildren: Mackenzie, Sean, Oliver, Colin, Shay, Finn, and Charlotte. Besides her parents and husband, Lillian was predeceased by her son, James P. Kennedy, and her siblings: Jacob and Peter Daunheimer, and Caroline Egloff. Services for Lillian were held privately and she was interred with her husband in Forestdale Cemetery, Holyoke. During her time at Linda Manor, Lillian was an enthusiastic participant in their many enrichment activities; BINGO was a particular favorite and she developed a flair for painting. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lillian’s honor to Linda Manor Extended Care Activities Fund mailed to 345 Haydenville Road, Leeds, MA 01053. The Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home handled arrangements.


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