Elizabeth Kennedy

Obituary of Elizabeth A. Kennedy

ILION - Elizabeth "Liz" A. Kennedy, age 75, of W. North St., Ilion, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at home. She was born on May 27, 1937, in Mohawk, the daughter of Walter and Emma (McLain) Smith. Elizabeth graduated in the first class of Ilion Central School in 1955 and Mildred Elley School, Albany. On September 17, 1971, she was married to John L. Kennedy in Ilion. He died on February 21, 1987. In her early years, she was secretary to the advertising manager at Standard Furniture Co., Herkimer. She later worked at the YMCA of Herkimer Co. for sixteen years. Most recently, Liz was a secretary at the Boys and Girls Club of Utica. Mrs. Kennedy was an Elder and member of the Session at the First Presbyterian Church of Ilion, where she had been a member for over sixty years and Sunday School Superintendent for over ten years. Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Kennedy, of Ilion; her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Sheila Kennedy, of Mohawk, Gary Kennedy, of Richfield Springs, Mark and Renee Kennedy, of Central Square, NY, and Eric and Helen Kennedy, of Mohawk; sixteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her brothers, Walter Smith, of Mohawk, and Ronald Smith, of Ilion; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends, Jean Smith and Hilda Paddock. She was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and her granddaughter, Alicia Grace Kennedy. Funeral services will be held 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, with Rev. Victor McKusick, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ilion, officiating. Interment will be in Armory Hill Cemetery, Ilion. Calling hours are Wednesday, October 3, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. prior to the funeral home service. Anyone wishing to share a memory of "Liz", or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com on the Internet. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Ilion. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. The Kennedy family has entrusted all funeral and burial arrangements and supervision to their family Funeral Director Don Applegate.
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Wednesday
3
October

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home
4309 Acme Rd.
Ilion, New York, United States
Wednesday
3
October

Service Information

7:00 pm
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home
4309 Acme Rd.
Ilion, New York, United States

Interment Information

Armory Hill Cemetery
Benedict Avenue
Ilion, New York, United States
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