Edna Kennedy, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, passed away recently at the Leonard Florence Center in Chelsea. She was 76 years old. Born in East Boston, Edna was the daughter of the late James J. and Elsie Kennedy and sister of Arthur Kennedy.
In her lifetime, Edna enjoyed traveling and made several trips to the Hawaiian islands and Bermuda. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, and was an animal lover. She was a retired court stenographer for the Suffolk Superior Court and according to Judge Michael P. Joyce, was "the most professional and competent court stenographer that he can recall working with." Edna is survived by her beloved cocker spaniel, Teddy (Kennedy), and by many loving neighbors, both human and canine.
The funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O'Maley Funeral Home on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass at St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Interment to follow the mass in the Cross St. section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Donations in Edna´s memory may be made to NEADS, P.O. Box 213, West Boylston, MA 01583, an organization that trains assistance dogs for the disabled. Or go to neads.org.