Joseph Thomas Kennedy, 75, of Murrells Inlet passed away Monday, July 09, 2018. He was born May 03, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Peter and Margaret Kennedy.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Kennedy.
Survivors include his loving wife, Trudy Kennedy of Murrells Inlet; sons, Daniel Kennedy of Frisco, CO and Joseph Kennedy and his wife Tamara of Glastonbury, CT; daughter, Colleen Kennedy of Southern Pines, NC; grandchildren, Jordan, Kaitlyn, Koron, Mackenzie, Hannah, Joey and Brendan and one great-granddaughter, Brooke-Lynn.
Joseph was a lover of sports. He loved watching the Boston Red Sox, UConn and especially the Philadelphia Eagles, of which he was a lifelong fan. He also enjoyed playing golf.
A celebration of Joseph’s life will be held 10:30 AM Friday, July 13, 2018 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 542 Cypress Avenue, Garden City, SC 29576 with military honors. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.
The family requests that memorial contributions in Joseph’s name be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
The family would like to give a special thank you to all of their close friends and everyone at Regency Hospice.
For further family information and online condolences please visit, www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.
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We send our sincere condolences. We have such fond memories of Joe. When ever we got together he brought such contagious cheer and good humor.
Submitted by Rick and Carol Turk on Jul 21 2018 09:06:17 AM
Our hearts go out to Trudy, Dan, Colleen and Joey and the rest of the family. You were blessed to have such a wonderful person as a husband and father and grandfather. We never saw Joe without a smile on his face and a tidbit of humor to brighten any day. His stories about his youth, and his life with Trudy entertained many a gathering, whether at Sun Valley, the dinner following the SVO Tournament, or at a party with friends. He personified all the attributes that make a "good person"... kindness, generosity, understanding and much love. Our thoughts are with you. Love, Allan and Cindi
Submitted by Cynthia Ledger and Allan Ledger on Jul 14 2018 06:37:22 PM
Really going to miss you pop!! We love you so much.
Submitted by Kaitlyn and Brooke lynn on Jul 12 2018 05:39:31 PM
Will miss seeing him on Friday mornings always with a smile even when he wasn't feeling his best!
Submitted by Barbara Halaris on Jul 11 2018 11:51:19 AM
Our hearts are broken. We met Joe when he was our neighbor on Vinetta Drive in Vernon. All of our neighbors there were so wonderful to us while our then 4 year old son endured treatment for a rare childhood cancer. Joe supported a golf tournament in honor of our son to benefit childhood cancer causes. He and Trudy insisted on giving us the gift of a wonderful family vacation to their paradise during that time. Joe and Trudy helped with our daughter, had us over for meals and lightened many dark days with their warm way of making us feel like family.
Although our days on Vinetta Drive ended with us moving in different directions, our friendship remained.
The world needs more men like Joe Kennedy. He will be missed and remembered fondly.
Submitted by The Vera Family on Jul 11 2018 08:22:03 AM
God bless Joe Kennedy. He was a good man with a gentle heart and a wonderful sense of humor. We always loved to be in his company because of his positive attitude on life. Rest in Peace, my friend.
Submitted by John J Cartaina on Jul 11 2018 06:53:35 AM
We have lost a great and close friend. When Joe and Trudy lived in Connecticut, they were very dear friends and part of a small and wonderful group of close friends. Then, the Kennedys moved to South Carolina, but our friendship never diminished. We feel this loss very deeply, and we will miss Joe always. Our love to Trudy and the entire Kennedy family, and our best wishes always. Love Sharon and Len Jacobs
Submitted by Len Jacobs on Jul 10 2018 07:52:03 PM
We cannot express how sad we are at Joe’s passing. Trudy and Joe have been dear friends for close to forty years. When we think of Joe, we will always remember his friendship, his love for Trudy and all his kids and grandkids, his jokes, his smile, his concern for others and his zest for life.
Trudy and family, Joe fought a brave battle. God bless him and all of you at this time of sorrow.
Barb and Al Klein
Submitted by Barb & Al Klein on Jul 10 2018 07:35:05 PM
Mr. Kennedy was never without a smile and a laugh. He always tipped Kyla and me well while we danced on the picnic tables at Sun Valley. He will be greatly missed. ❤
Submitted by Elissa Blanchard on Jul 10 2018 07:00:50 PM
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