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Donna M. (O’Doherty) Kennedy

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, December 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for Donna M. (O’Doherty) Kennedy, who died on Monday, December 18th at the Leonard Florence Center for the Living in Chelsea following a long illness, she was 74 years old. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home immediately following the visitation at 6:45 p.m.

Donna was born & raised in Charlestown. She attended Boston Public Schools and was an alumna of Charlestown High, Class of 1961. She married and later moved to Dorchester where she raised her children. Donna was a homemaker until her children were grown, then, she worked as a Meter Maid for the City of Boston for over 20 years. Donna enjoyed being around her family, especially her grandchildren & great grandchildren. In 2003, she came to Revere to live with her daughter due to her declining health.

She is the devoted & loving mother of Kimberly A. Kennedy of Revere, Kellie Kennedy of South Attleboro & the late Kristin Kennedy. Cherished grandmother of Amanda L. Hickey, James Bowen, Andrew Bowen, Brian Bowen, Scott Castignetta, Michael Castignetta & the late Christopher J. Kennedy. She is the adored great grandmother of Miles & Valentina. The dear sister of Jane O’Doherty of Fall River and the late Christine & John O’Doherty. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Interment will be held privately at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, December 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, December 21st at 6:45 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to The Christopher J. Kennedy Children’s Fund, c/o Santander Bank, 148 Everett Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150.

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  1. Simone J. Williams
    Dec 22 2017

    Dearest Kim and Family,

    Losing a family member is never easy; it just feels harder to do around the Holidays.
    I am so very sorry for your lost.
    Kim, should you need anything, someone to talk to please know I am here for you!
    May God Bless you all.

  2. Neil Cadigan
    Dec 20 2017

    To Kim and family:
    I’m sorry for your loss.

    Neil Cadigan

  3. Sally Robinson
    Dec 19 2017

    So sorry Kim, your mom was one of my best friends for most of our lives, I will miss her so much, loved to hear her laugh, so enjoyed our dining out. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It is difficult, but at least we can be thankful that her suffering is over, no one knew how really tough she was until she went through all she had to endure since taking sick, Rest in Peace my dear friend, always loved, always remembered.

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