BUCKSPORT – JOHN W. KENNEY, 68 of Bucksport, passed away peacefully after a long illness Wednesday, July 24, 2014. He was born November 29, 1945, the son of Ruth and James Kenney. John was a 1963 graduate of Unity High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1963-1969. During that time he travelled the world. He married his high school sweetheart, Nora Larrabee in 1967. John then went on to attend Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute where he earned an Associate Degree in electronics and worked in the paper industry until his retirement. He enjoyed calling a weekly Beano for the senior citizens of Bucksport. John was a member of the Bucksport Planning Board for four years and a member of the American Legion.
He is predeceased by his parents. John is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Nora Kenney of Bucksport; his daughter Shannon Kenney-Calderwood and her husband Matthew of Union; son Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Kenney of Hanover, Maryland; beloved grandchildren, Acadia and Finnegan Calderwood; sister Mary Kenney of Unity; brother James P. Kenney and wife Jo of Unity; sisters-in-law Donna Holmes of Union and Enna Moody and husband Reginald Cunningham of Thorndike and mother-in-law, Mabel Larrabee of Thorndike.
A time for friends and family to gather to remember John will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.