October 30, 1921 ~ April 18, 2001
In New Haven, April 18, 2001 John J. Kennedy, 79, husband of Arlene Twohill Kennedy of 75 Washington Ave., Hamden, father of John Kennedy of Framingham, MA and Edward Kennedy of Canton, CT also survived by 5 grandchildren. He was predeceased by 2 sisters, Florence Bradley and Ursula Williamson. He was born in New Haven, October 30, 1921 son of the late Jack & Florence Flynn Kennedy. He served in the Army with the 407th infantry of the 102nd Division in Europe. He was wounded in action in Germany December 2, 1944 in the town of Roerdorf. He received the Combat Infantryman's Badge, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Discharged from the convalescent hospital at Camp Edwards, MA on December 18, 1945. Graduated from Boston University in 1949 and worked at Seward & Monde, CPA until March 31st, 1950. Worked at New Haven Arena as business manager until it closed September 30, 1972. Worked for the State of Connecticut as Federal Funds Auditor, as Public Utilities Auditor and finally as Business Manager for the Bridgeport Corrections facility. He retired February 1, 1985. Volunteer Tax Preparer at Senior Centers in Hamden, North Haven and New Haven for 7 years. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden at 8:30 AM on Saturday, April 21, 2001. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rita Church, Hamden at 9 AM. Friends may Friday (TODAY) from 5 - 8 p.m. Interment in Centerville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Springs Building Fund, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219 or to the charity one's choice.