Maureen (Albernaz) Kennedy, 68, of Rochester, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018, at St. Anne's Hospital, in Fall River, after a long courageous battle with Machado Joseph Disease. She was the wife of 43 years, of Daniel J. Kennedy.
Born and raised in Fall River, daughter of the late Louis and Rita (Pelletier) Albernaz, she lived in New Bedford prior to settling in Rochester, in 1997. She was a graduate of the Dominican Academy, in Fall River, and was Valedictorian of her class at BCC. She and her husband were the proprietors of Dan Kennedy General Contracting.
Maureen was very talented with her hands and made numerous needlepoint, paintings, dolls, clothing and quilted items.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Sean Kennedy and his companion Barbara Moco and their daughter Zoey of Fairhaven; a daughter, Sarah Kennedy and her husband Jesse Cannon and their daughter Sadie of Bristol, RI; a sister, Lorraine Camara of Fall River; three brothers, Louis Albernaz, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Fall River, Raymond Albernaz and his wife Lori of Tiverton, RI and Norman Albernaz and his wife Elizabeth of Somerset; and several nieces and nephews.
In accordance with her wishes she was cremated and a celebration of Maureen's life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford, MA 02740.
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