Gerald "Jerry"'s Story
Gerald A. Kennedy, who was birthed, raised, and resided in Everett with his late wife and love, Marguerite (Mudge); and their loving children, Patricia (Famiglietti) of Andover and Michele (DeFusco) of Yarmouth, Maine, passed away suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Jerry served his nation as a patriot of freedom both in the Korean War and in his leadership as the treasurer controller of the MBTA, the treasurer of the MBTA pensioners club, and the director of licensing for the city of Everett and Casa del Mar in Aruba. His perspective to change his future and all those around him made him a man driven by honor, integrity, and loyalty for his family, neighbors, and nation. He made great friends along the way, including his admiring sons-in-law, Carl and John who became his sons and he a second father. Although we cannot divide life up by days, Jerry left this world for heaven at the age of 87 this June 20; a day that marks his life and his influence. Although there will be moments, where he will be greatly missed, the radiance of his leadership and influence will shine through all of us and all those who met him.
He was a loving son of the late John and Mary (Doherty) and loving grandfather, friend, and mentor to his grandchildren, Lisa (Famiglietti) and her husband, Matt Pambianchi, Gregory Famiglietti and his wife, Sarah (Gagnon), Sara Famiglietti and her love, Kevin Maiorano, Christina DeFusco, Nicholas DeFusco, and Joseph DeFusco. He will be fondly missed by his great-grandchildren whom he hugged, cherished, and dreamed about, Paul Joseph, Anthony Thomas, and Jack Joseph. He will be missed by his loving sister and brother, Catherine Power and Fred Kennedy; and will be joining his brothers and sisters, Mary, John, William, Thomas, Francis, and Barbara in heaven.
Jerry’s Funeral Mass takes place at the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett on Wednesday, on June 28, at 11 a.m. with visitation services at Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149, during the time of 9 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers and for the love his wife, please send donations to American Lung Cancer Association.
Published on  June 25, 2017