Leonard M. Kenny

Posted Oct. 14, 2012, at 7:55 p.m.

PERRY AND BANGOR – Leonard M. Kenny, 79, died Oct. 13, 2012, at a Bangor hospital with his family by his side, after a long illness. He was born Nov. 15, 1932, in Old Town, the son of Leonard M. and Ruth (Coakley) Kenny.

He was raised in Orono and graduated from Orono High School. Len was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1953 serving until 1955. He graduated from Beal Business College and became employed with the U.S. Postal Service where he worked for 37 years. Len was a great sports enthusiast and worked for the Maine Principals Association as a referee for high school sports for more than 35 years. He was a life member of the Maine Association of Football Officials. Len was a life member of the Korean War Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1761; a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Post No. 244 and served as exalted ruler in 2007; and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Brewer.

Surviving are his wife, Rep. Madonna Soctomah of Perry; his four children, Debra Kenny and her partner, Richard Paulsen, of St. George, Gregory “Butch” Kenny and his wife, Darlene, of Bangor, Scott Kenny and his wife, Deborah, of Holden and Michael Kenny III and his wife, Ann, of Veazie; six grandchildren, Marc, Brian, Shawna, Matthew, Trey and Brad; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Pamelia Bollman and her husband, John, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Eddie Melanson of Massachusetts; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth Melanson and Magdalene Daigle.

Relatives and friends are invited to call 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Orono. Gifts in his memory may be sent to CancerCare of Maine, Lafayette Family Cancer Center, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.

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