November 15, 1954 - April 27, 2020
James W. Kennedy, 65, of Townsend, died Monday evening, April 27, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Syracuse, NY, on November 15, 1954, a son of the late Ronald W. and Constance (Jewtraw) Kennedy and has resided in Townsend for the last 19 years. Jim graduated from Corcoran High School in Syracuse in 1972 and SUNY Morrisville in Morrisville, NY in 1974. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 44 years retiring in 2018 as a Quality Control Lead Staff Scientist. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family camping, fishing and participating in various outdoor activities. Jim was very involved in, and enjoyed spending time at the Townsend Rod & Gun Club, where he volunteered a lot of his time. Jim was always tinkering in the garage and was a collector of John Deere tractors. He thoroughly enjoyed maintaining and riding his motorcycle and tractors. Jim also enjoyed doing cross word puzzles and brain teasers. Always curious, Jim was constantly reading and educating himself about whatever topic piqued his interest at that time. He leaves his wife of 31 years, Alice T. (Dolan) Kennedy of Townsend; two sons, Justin P. Kennedy and Kyle J. Kennedy both of Townsend; a daughter, Rachel L. Kennedy of Ashburnham and two grandchildren, Mason and Lena; four brothers, Ronald “Skip” Kennedy of Lake Placid, NY, David Kennedy and his wife Annie of Syracuse, Steven Kennedy of Pulaski, NY and Thomas Kennedy of Bridgeport, NY; several nephews, nieces and grand nephews and nieces. A private service will be held in the T.J. Anderson Funeral Home, 250 Main St., Townsend followed by a burial in the North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid, NY. Please remember social distancing should you decide to come pay your respects. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of James Kennedy to support Merkel Cell Carcinoma under the direction of Dr. David Miller at the Mass General Cancer Center. Donations can be made online at giving.massgeneral.org. Checks made payable to Massachusetts General Hospital can be mailed to: MGH Development Office C/O Tara Henry 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540 Boston, Ma 02114-1101 For further information or to leave an online condolence please visit www.andersonfuneral.com.
James W. Kennedy, 65, of Townsend, died Monday evening, April 27, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Syracuse, NY, on November 15, 1954, a son of the late Ronald W. and Constance (Jewtraw) Kennedy and has resided... View Obituary & Service Information
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