Peter C. Kenny Jr.

04/21/2015 4:14 PM |

Peter C. Kenny, Jr. of Ellington, Conn. and formerly of Shelter Island, died March 1 at the age of 95. 

He was born March 3, 1919, in Bayonne, N.J. to the late Peter C. Kenny, Sr. and Mary Dugan Kenny. He was married to Helen Blusonis in 1943 who predeceased him in 1999. They resided in Great Neck and later moved to Shelter Island.

Peter first went to sea at 15 years of age, later served our country in the U.S. Army, and then graduated from the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. During World War II, he served as an officer in the Merchant Marine along the African coast and on Murmansk Run convoys in the North Atlantic. After the war, he was a police officer in Great Neck Estates.

He is survived by his son, Peter C. Kenny III and his wife, Donna, of Northampton, Mass.; his son Brian J. Kenny and his wife, Patricia, of Ellington, Conn.; and five grandchildren, Megan Ziegler and her husband, Geoffrey, of Los Angeles, Calif., Hannah Kenny and her husband, Frederick Duden of Denver, Colo., Brian P. Kenny and his wife, Sarah, of Newtown, Conn., Patrick Kenny and his wife, Myoungho, of Kailua, Hawaii; and Brendan Kenny and his wife, Noelle of Ridgefield, Conn.; and 12 great-grandchildren Sean, Natalie, Jack, Finnegan, Frances, Frederick, Bridget, Kiley, Alicia, Leila, Alina and Nina.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place March 7 at St. Bernard Church, Rockville, Conn., followed by a graveside ceremony  and burial March 9 at Our Lady of the Isle Cemetery on Shelter Island.

This is a paid notice. 

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