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Shirley (Griffin) Kenny

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Of Saugus. At the age 75, passed away September 12th, surrounded by family and friends. Born and raised in Monroe, NC, Shirley moved to Revere, MA in 1963, never losing her southern charm. She met her husband Edward Kenny, Jr. shortly thereafter, and together shared 55 years of loving marriage. A Saugus resident since 1980, Shirley was a well-known real estate agent for over 35 years. An avid golfer, most recently she was a member of the Sagamore Gold Club Senior league where she golfed weekly. Shirley & Edward loved to travel and visited more than a dozen countries across the globe.

Her passion for travel was only rivaled by her love for family and friends. As the matriarch of the Kenny family, Shirley was at her best bringing family and friends together. Whether it was a Christmas Eve party or a 4th of July backyard celebration, Shirley always claimed it was a pleasure, not a chore, in regularly hosting 50+ people in her and Eddie’s home.

Shirley will always live on in the hearts of her beloved husband Edward Kenny Jr; her sons Eddy III and wife Kelly of Manchester NH, and Michael of Saugus MA; her cherished grandchildren Tayla, Ryan, Vanessa, Michael Jr, and Ashlyn Kenny; cousin Donna (Lyles) Menge and husband Scott, brothers in law David Kenny and wife Carol, Clifford Kenny and late wife Doreen, Bruce Jones and wife Vivian; sisters in law Kathy and husband Ronnie Olivero, Irene Kenny and husband Joe Roberts, Lori Hudson and husband Mark, Debbie Gahagan and the late Tim Gahagan, dear friend Carol Gurski and the late Joe Gurski, dear friend Maureen (Brown) Willett and husband Dale; as well as many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus on Sunday September 17. A funeral service was held in the funeral home on Monday. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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