SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

July 10, 2013

Beatrice M. (MacInnis) Kennedy, 91


Danvers — Beatrice M. (MacInnis) Kennedy, 91, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Beverly Hospital, following a brief illness. Bea was the loving wife of the late Thomas F. Kennedy Sr., whom she married on October 30, 1945.

Born in Cambridge on Dec. 21, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Harriet MacInnis. Bea was a resident of Danvers for the past 57 years. She graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1939.

Bea worked at General Electric in Lynn, and after her marriage raised four children. She was a longtime member of the Needlecraft Guild.

Surviving her are two sons, Donald and his wife, Jacqueline, of Danvers, and Kevin and his wife, Mary, of New York; a daughter, Patricia of Danvers; three grandsons, Brendan and Daniel of New Hampshire, and Conor of California; three great-grandsons, Joshua, Jeremy and Elijah, all of New Hampshire; a brother, Rayburn MacInnis of Lynn; a sister, Virginia Dressler of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Thomas F. Kennedy Jr.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m., in C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home.