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Marie E. Kennedy

Marie E. Kennedy, 80, of Williamsport, formerly of the Elimsport area, passed away peacefully Monday, August 10, 2020 at UPMC Williamsport.

Born on October 19, 1939, in Derry Twp., Montour County, she was the daughter of the late Carrol E. and Hellen C. (Keener) Murray. She married William E. Kennedy on April 18, 1959 and they celebrated 59 years of marriage until his death February 1, 2019.

She was a graduate of Montgomery High School and had been employed by the Clinton House and Station House Restaurants in Montgomery and Don Waltman’s Meats and Deli.

She was a faithful member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Elimsport where she served on the church council and was in charge of the “Dip” Suppers held there for many years.

She enjoyed playing cards, doing jig-saw puzzles and word search puzzles. In recent years she enjoyed visiting with the ladies, especially on the porch, in her apartment building.

She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and looked forward to attending her grandchildren’s sports activities.

Surviving are two sons: Mark A. Kennedy and his wife Deb, and Matt W. Kennedy and his wife Jennifer, all of Montgomery; a daughter, Shari A. Kennedy of South Williamsport; six grandchildren: Lance, Jenna, Travis, Loryn, Eric, and Trevor; six great-grandchildren: McKenna, Brantley, Blakely, Parker, Owen, and Kennedy, and was looking forward to two great-grandchildren to come in October and November. Also surviving are a brother, Fred (Joann) Murray of Montgomery; a sister, Irene Nonemaker of Milton; and two brothers-in-law: Fred Kennedy and Gerald Ranck, both of Montgomery.

Preceding her in death besides her husband was a brother, Lester Murray; a sister, Doris Drick, and a sister-in-law, Jan Charlene Irwin.

Family and friends are invited to call from 9 to 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the pavilion of Elimsport United Methodist Church, 16145 PA 44, Elimsport where a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Michael A. Hill officiating. Those who plan to stay for the service are asked to bring a lawn chair for their own use. Interment in Elimsport Cemetery will immediately follow the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to her church, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Rd., Allenwood, PA 17810.

In keeping with COVID-19 guidelines, masks are recommended and social distancing is suggested. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home and Cremation Svc, PC, 124 Main Street, Watsontown. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com.