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John P. Kennedy, 81, Oceanport, NJ, formerly of Rumson, passed away, peacefully, on April 27, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Born in Brooklyn, John moved to Rumson at the age of 5 years old, and graduated from Holy Cross Grammar School, and Red Bank Catholic.  John was a Basketball player at RBC, and had many fond memories of his experiences on the hard court, which ultimately led to his volunteer coaching roles at Holy Cross and various other youth basketball leagues.  John was in the Army Reserve and was a proud 25-year Volunteer Member (and past President) of the Oceanic Hook and Ladder Fire Department.  Career-wise, John worked for JCP&L for many years, and thereafter, he worked for Henderson Brothers, on the New York Stock Exchange.  He retired from the Stock Exchange in 2000.  John enjoyed his post-retirement years by playing golf, walking the boardwalk, and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.

John was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Kennedy (Rumson, NJ), his twin brother, Eugene (Rumson/Middletown) and his younger brother, Edward (Red Bank).

John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia Gerrity Kennedy, son JP Kennedy (Sea Bright), daughter Kerry Kennedy Kroll (and her husband Kevin Kroll) (Michigan/South Carolina), son Kevin E. Kennedy (Red Bank), son Gregg J. Kennedy (and his wife, Amanda Kennedy) (Rumson), son Kyle L. Kennedy (and his wife Lori Valvano) (Hoboken, NJ), and grandchildren, Karleigh Kroll House (and her husband, Nicholas House), Brendan Kroll, Jimmy Kennedy, Wesley Kennedy, Maren Kennedy, and Mason Kennedy.  He is also survived by Frances Kennedy, the wife of his late brother Eugene, and Patricia Kennedy, the wife of his late brother Edward.  He is also survived by many family members, nieces/nephews, friends, and former NYSE colleagues.

A Mass celebrating his life will be scheduled for the future.  The family gratefully acknowledges The Bayside Manor Nursing Home Staff and the Hospice Staff for the care, comfort, and assistance provided during his illness.  The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

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