Margaret J. Kennedy


Margaret J. Kennedy, 73, passed away suddenly on October 25 at her home in Chester, Vermont, after a period of declining health. She was the daughter and youngest child of J. Emerson and Claire Moynihan Kennedy of Bellows Falls, Vermont, where Margaret grew up and attended school. As an adult, she worked primarily in the non-profit human-services sector, institutions such as SEVCA and 99 Atkinson Street. She also served as a caregiver for the elderly and disabled. For a period of time in the 1980s, Margaret was married to Carl Burns of Chester, Vermont.

Margaret was known for her sense of humor and quick, acerbic wit. She was an avid reader and intellectually curious. Margaret was a stylish dresser and could create “a look” from almost nothing, and her home decor reflected her quirky sense of style. She had many friends and acquaintances and seemed to know everyone in town. She was a good kid.

Margaret is predeceased by her parents and her brother, Kevin of Granby, MA. She leaves her sister, Susan Kennedy of West Hartford, CT, brother, Mark Kennedy (Sue Kibbe) of Walpole, and her sister-in-law, Cynthia Fontaine Kennedy of Granby, MA, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023, from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls. A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 11:00 AM at St. Peter’s Church in North Walpole, NH. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery in Westminster, VT.

Contributions in Margaret’s name can be made to the American Diabetes Association or Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, Vermont.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Fenton and HennesseyFuneral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT.

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Calling Hours

DATE: November 3, 2023
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM
WHERE: Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home see map
ADDRESS: 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Funeral Service

DATE: November 4, 2023
TIME: 11:00 AM
WHERE: St. Peter's Church see map
ADDRESS: Spruce Street, North Walpole, NH 03609

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