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Obituary: Francis Xavier Kennedy Jr., Member of Norwood Permanent Building Committee

James Xavier Kennedy Jr.
James Xavier Kennedy Jr.
Francis Xavier Kennedy, Jr., 50, of Norwood, formerly of South Boston, suddenly at home, Tuesday,  Dec. 31,, 2013.

Born in Boston, Oct. 8, 1963, he was the son of  Francis X. Kennedy,  Sr. and  Patricia B. (Starck) Kennedy, both of South Boston, the beloved husband  of Laura Walsh of Norwood;  the loving father of Jeanine M. Kennedy of Norwood, Francis X. Kennedy, III of North Easton, and Catherine E. Kennedy of Norwood;  the dear brother of  Maureen and her husband, Albert Pedriali, Patricia and her husband, Edward Connolly, John Kennedy, all of Dorchester, Andrew Kennedy and his wife, Winnie of Randolph, Rose and her husband, Kevin DiMattio of Weymouth, Mary and her husband, Kevin Zarnoch, Sr. of Dorchester, and Julie Anne Kennedy of South Boston. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Frank worked as a construction manager at Sea-Dar Construction in Boston.   He was a longtime member of the Braintree Rifle and Pistol Club and of the Norwood Permanent Building Committee. 

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Jan. 6, at  9 a.m. at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM, at St. Timothy Church, 650 Nichols St., Norwood.

Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Norwood.  Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, at the funeral  home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory  to  the Catherine E. Kennedy Education Fund, c/o Norwood Cooperative Bank, 11 Central St., Norwood, MA 02062.

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