Mary V. Kennedy
1928 ∼ 2017
Mary Virginia Kennedy, 88, died February 26, 2017, succumbing to a prolonged struggle with vascular dementia.
She was born August 19, 1928 in Jackson, Tennessee to William Henry Murray and Annie Lee Butler of Jackson, Tennessee. Her father was an agriculturist and her mother was a home-maker.
She graduated from Merry High School in 1948. She attended her freshman year at Lane College. She began her 62 year marriage by marrying Percy L. Kennedy, Sr., in 1949. As an Air Force wife she traveled with her husband and eventually settled on Cape Cod in 1960. She retired from the Otis AFB Post Exchange Services in 1984 and was employed in the retail field as a cashier. She retired from K-Mart in 2006.
She was an active member of her community. She taught Sunday school and served as a Deacon at Zion Union Church.
Her interests included family, gardening, and barbecuing.
Mrs. Kennedy is survived by her sister, Johnnie Joy of Jackson TN; her son Percy and his wife Roberta Kennedy of Falmouth; and niece, Maria Long of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband Percy L. Kennedy, Sr., and youngest son, Michael A. Kennedy.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to your local Dementia or Alzheimer’s Association.