Obituary for Irene Kennedy
Kennedy, Irene M. (Rousseau), of Newton, March 27, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Newton Police Sgt. John J. Kennedy. Devoted mother of John J. Jr. of Newton, Irene Gail Gautreau and her late husband Ronald of Waltham, Marlene Kent and her husband Peter of Amherst, NH, Gary and his wife Lisa of Maynard. Irene was predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters. Loving grandmother of John J., 3rd, Shayna, Ronald, Shawn, Jake and Ryan and great grandmother of Noella, Isabella and Kevin. Funeral from the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home, 1479 Washington St., (Rte 16), West Newton, Thursday, March 30 at 9:30 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St., Newton, at 10:30AM , Visiting hours Wednesday evening from 4:00-8:00 PM. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. In Lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in Irene's memory to Good Shepherd Community Care, 90 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02459.