In Memoriam | Thomas Edward Kennedy


From Beecher Funeral Home

Thomas (Tom) Edward Kennedy, passed away July 17, 2023 at the age of 67. Tom was surrounded by his loved ones after a long illness. He was born in New Rochelle, New York on May 22, 1956. Tom was the son of Jean Kennedy (Griffin) and Thomas Andrew Kennedy Jr. His family moved to North Salem, New York in 1970.

Tom graduated from North Salem High School in 1974. While in high school, Tom spent his time in Croton Falls hanging out with friends. Tom shared many memories with his best friend, Bobby Hammond. You could find them at the Blazer Pub enjoying a cold beer while watching their favorite sports teams, the New York Giants and New York Mets. He enjoyed gardening, fast cars, and was a very good prankster. He was a loving, devoted, and dedicated caretaker to his mother.

He is survived by his mother, Jean Kennedy, three brothers; Edward, Robert, and James, one sister, Laurie Kennedy Parsons, and his aunt Katherine Deierlein. He enjoyed spending time with his 11 nieces and nephews; Ann Marie Kennedy Beaird, Megan Kennedy, Thomas Kennedy, James Parsons, Melissa Parsons, Jeanne Trow, Holly Parsons, Thomas Parsons, Ashley Parsons, Charlotte Kennedy, and James Kennedy.

He was very close to his cousins including; Mary Deierlein Fitzpatrick, Charles Deierlein, Robert Deierlein, Rita Deierlein Ball, Susan Deierlein, Jeanne Deierlein Tepper, Kitty Deierlein Santoro, Thomas Deierlein, William Deierlein, Paul Ryan, Kathy Ryan Onolfo, and Richard Ryan. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Andrew Kennedy, uncle Robert Deierlein, aunt Eileen Ryan, beloved grandmother Margaret Kennedy, cousins Russell Ryan and Dennis Ryan.

Memorial visitation hours will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2023, from 4pm to 8pm at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY. Private burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York.

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