Joseph Francis Kennedy, 73, of Wake Forest, left us to be with the Lord after his courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Francis Kennedy and Lillian Harrington Kennedy.
Mr. Kennedy graduated from Linden High School in Linden, NJ and later received a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Joseph worked with Schering-Plough Corporation, Revlon, Pergo, Coty and most recently was self-employed as an IT Consultant. He was also a veteran of the US Air Force as a Senior Airman.
A memorial service will be held later in the year at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Linden, NJ.
Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife of 30 years, Janet Ann Kennedy; children, Allisyn Kennedy and Kaitlyn Kennedy, both of Richmond, VA, Kelly Kennedy of Dorchester, MA, and Joseph Kennedy & wife Lisa of High Bridge, NJ; siblings, Sharon Husosky of Old Bridge, NJ, Barry Kennedy & wife Linda of South Amboy, NJ, and Debbie Kennedy of East Brunswick, NJ; sister-in-law, Karen Kennedy of Beachwood, NJ; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Thomas & Jean Tomasula of Sandusky, OH; his faithful canine companion, Beauregard; and several nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, and loving friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Gail Knowlton and Ronald Kennedy.
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The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Rex Healthcare Cancer Center at Wakefield in Raleigh, Dr. Sankar Adusumilli in Raleigh, Dr. Craig Warner in Raleigh, Bayada Home Health Care, Transitions LifeCare, and Rev. Charles Stratton of Youngsville Baptist Church for the care and attention they have given.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Youngsville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 297, Youngsville, NC 27596 or to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587.(919-556-5811)