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Rita K. Kennedy (nee McGivney)

July 13, 2020

Visitation: FRIDAY, August 12, 2016: 4-8 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.
Service: SATURDAY, August 13, 2016: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at Christ the King Church, Snyder. KENNEDY – Rita K.
(nee McGivney)
July 27, 2016, beloved wife of the late
Paul J. Kennedy; loving mother of
Kathleen, Christopher (Patricia), Paula
(Michael) Worden, Brian (Jeryl), Matt
(Rita), Thomas, Patricia (Michael) Timmons,
Michele (Daniel) Kennedy-Potter,
John and the late Michael Kennedy
(Patricia); devoted grandmother of 15
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren;
sister of Bernice (late William)
Bransfield, Carol (John) Stoody and
the late Joan Platte (William); also survived
by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call Friday, August
12 from 4-8 PM at the DIETRICH
FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington
Ave., Amherst. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Saturday,
August 13 at 9:30 AM at Christ the
King Church, 30 Lamarck Dr., Snyder.
Please assemble at church. Flowers
gratefully declined. Memorials may be
made to WNY Alzheimer’s Assn. or
Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences will
may be shared at March 6, 1926 – July 27, 2016 Rita K. Kennedy of Amherst, a retired registered nurse, died July 27 in Brookdale Williamsville Senior Living. She was 90. Born on Staten Island, the former Rita Katherine McGivney was a graduate of Curtis High School and the Wagner College School of Nursing, where she studied in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps program. She marched with the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1945 in the New York City parade for the end of World War II. The mother of 10, Mrs. Kennedy came to the Buffalo area in 1948 and was a registered nurse at the Batavia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Cheektowaga and the former E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital, where she was honored as an Employee of the Year. She retired in 1987. She volunteered for more than 10 years at the ECMC Skilled Nursing Facility, and with Meals on Wheels in Amherst and Clarence. A parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church in Snyder, she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Her husband of 55 years, Paul J., died in 2004. Survivors include four daughters, Kathleen A., Paula M. Wordon, Patricia E. Timmons and Michele M. Potter; five sons, Christopher F., Brian J., Matthew B., Thomas P. and John R.; two sisters, Bernice Bransfield and Carol Stoody; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck Drive at Main Street, Snyder


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