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Agnes N. (Costa) Kennedy

August 2, 1926 ~ April 22, 2022 (age 95)


Agnes N. "Girlie" Kennedy of East Boston passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on April 22, 2022. She was 95 years old. Born in East Boston she was the beloved daughter of the late Agnes (Ryan) and John Costa. A life-long resident of East Boston she worked as a telecommunications operator for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital prior to her retirement.

She was the devoted wife for over 60 years to the late Arthur Kennedy and the loving mother of Nancy Shea of Peabody, Carol Kennedy-Merrill and her husband Paul of East Boston, John Kennedy and his wife Janice of Berlin, New Hampshire and the late Janet Sampson and David Kennedy. Dear sister of the late John, Vincent, Francis and Richard Costa. Cherished Mum of Julian Shea, Erica Valand and her husband Stephen, Kathryn Dupuis and her husband Jarrid, Lauren Barisano, Christine Barisano, Bridget Barisano, Courtney Kennedy and Anthony Nastali. Great Mum of Anthony, Ronin, Kennedy, Dash, Skye and Farrah.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral mass in the St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church 59 Ashley St., East Boston on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment in the Hoy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

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Mass of Christian Burial
April 26, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church
Ashley St.
Orient Heigjys, East Boston, MA 02128

Interment following funeral service
April 26, 2022

Holy Cross Cemetery
175 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148

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