Susan M. Kennedy, age 61, of Myrtle Beach, SC and formerly of Lopatcong Township, NJ passed away at home on Sunday, February 12 following a courageous fight with cancer.
Born July 5, 1955 in Morristown, NJ she was the daughter of the late John and Evelyn (Beck) Metz. She is survived by her husband Joseph Kennedy, with whom she enjoyed 38 years of marriage. In addition to her beloved husband, Sue is survived by a son Patrick Kennedy and his fiancée Lauren Richard of Salem, MA. She is also survived by a daughter Jennifer and her husband Daniel Todd of Myrtle Beach, SC. She was a devoted “Grammy” to her precious twin grandsons, Oliver and Matthew, whom she loved so much. Additionally, Sue is survived by her brother Jon Metz of Lempster, NH and her sister Joanne Bardin with husband Tim of Walden, NY. Sue was a wonderful aunt to her nieces Nicole Kennedy and Catherine Bardin as well as to her nephews Shawn Kennedy, Ryan Kennedy, Aiden Kennedy and John Thomas Bardin. Sue was preceded in death by her eldest son, Eric.
Sue worked with students in the Rockaway Borough Public School District, the Harmony Township Public School District, and with the youngsters at ABC Playschool. Sue also worked for Kohl’s Department Store where she served as the Jewelry Department Supervisor in the Phillipsburg Mall where she was fondly known as “Mama K” before retiring in 2014. Sue also taught CCD classes for several years at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alpha, NJ.
Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Sue’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences can be made at www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843.651.1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family.
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I was saddened to hear of your loss. She was a very special person. May you find comfort and strength in each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Submitted by Cheryl Todd on Feb 16 2017 12:15:48 PM
I remember her straight forward sense and her no nonsense dealing with our work crew from North Warren! We had such laughs together! We shared in adults being silly and enjoying the life we were living! The get-to-gethers at each other's homes and the BBQs, pool parties and tons of food and beverages :-)) My heart hurts for your loss.
Submitted by Jackie on Feb 15 2017 08:50:35 PM
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Dear Joe and family, I'm so saddened to hear of Sue's passing. I fondly remember the good times we had years ago. I'm sure your memories will bring you comfort during this difficult time, and always. My sincere condolences.
Submitted by Lynn Connelly on Feb 15 2017 12:21:17 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss. I grew up with Sue as my neighbor. Her mom and mine were close friends. We picked strawberries together on their farm. She needed a guinea pig to sew something for a high school class and she picked me. She made a beautiful poncho. Such fond memories of our childhood.
Submitted by Tracy Storms Ferri on Feb 14 2017 03:29:08 PM
So sorry for your loss. Sue will be greatly missed by her family and her religious education family. Prayers for all
Submitted by MaryBeth Luzzetti on Feb 14 2017 10:52:39 AM
Dear Joe, Pat & Jen,
I am so sorry. We were good neighbors for over twenty years and how much I miss seeing her on the porch during the evening. When you moved I felt so sad but knew you were following your dream to live by the sea. Now I just feel lost for words to describe how I feel. Miss you Sue.
Submitted by Janet Torres on Feb 13 2017 10:55:05 PM
Joe, Pat, & Jen,
You all have been in my thoughts. Mama K was a very kind, outgoing, fun, caring person. I will forever cherish all the memories I have with her. I will be forever grateful for how special she made my 21st birthday and will cherish the memories we made forever. Prayers and love sent to you all.
Submitted by Meghan Dragotta on Feb 13 2017 03:55:40 PM
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