John A. Kenney

  • Born: April 1, 1924
  • Died: December 24, 2016
  • Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Cate & Johnson Funeral Home

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

John A. Kenney, 92, of Bedford, NH, passed away December 24, 2016.

John was born April 1, 1924 in Manchester, NH, a son of John & Mary (Colton) Kenney and had been a Bedford, NH resident for 63 years.

Prior to retirement, John was employed with New England Telephone Company for 42 years.

John very much enjoyed camping, hiking, reading and photography.

Family includes his wife of 63 years, Charlotte (Burbank) Kenney; five children, Steve Kenney and his wife, Doreen, Lynn Slaughter, Mark Kenney, Jim Kenney and Nancy Larson and her husband, David; four grandchildren, Benjamin Slaughter and his wife, Holly, Ryan Kenney, Alaina Kenney and Shara Coffill and her husband, Jake; as well as John’s granddog, Boris Larson.

John was pre-deceased by his siblings, Walter Kenney and Ruth Kenney.

Calling hours will be Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Cate & Johnson Funeral Home, 573 Pine Street, corner of Harrison Street in Manchester.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford, NH. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Bedford, NH.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Animal Rescue League of NH, #545 – Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110.

Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is directing arrangements.

Family and friends may visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincerest sympathy to you and your family, Lynn.  It is never easy to lost a loved one and I remember you often speaking of your parents and being up north with them camping.  You are all in my prayers  and one day may the memories bring a smile to your face. He looked like such a kindly man ; I enjoyed looking at the pictures posted. As long as I can get out of the driveway, I'll be there in the AM.



Posted by Phyllis Hanavan    December 29, 2016

I have lived down the street from the Kenny family for over 60 years and I'm so very sorry for your loss. John was the salt of the earth and I am blessed to have known him. My condolences.

Posted by Beth Richardson-Kelly - Bedford   December 28, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Ron and Lesley Giguere    December 28, 2016

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Kathie Collins-Crete - Hooksett, NH   December 28, 2016

A wonderful grandfather and a good man. He was someone I could look up to as a role model. I will miss him incredibly. I will always remember and cherish the wonderful memory's we had throughout my life.

Posted by Benjamin Slaughter - NH   December 28, 2016

Always fond memories of hot summer evenings spent with the Kenneys and Sweeneys listening to the Clancy Brothers up at the Sweeney pool under the pines in Bedford.

Posted by dan c. - manchester, NH   December 28, 2016

To the Kenney family, so sorry for your loss . Enjoyed talking with him & Charlotte when we met in the back of supermarkets when they had their daily walks.

Posted by Muss Bournival - Embden, ME   December 28, 2016

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   December 28, 2016


May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Andrea Zissi - Bedford, NH   December 28, 2016

Saddened to hear of Mr. Kenney's passing. My thoughts of him are he was a peaceful man. Mrs. K.; Steve, all of your take comfort peace and strength from each other. Blessings.

Posted by Howie Haworth    December 27, 2016

Thank you Uncle John for all the wonderful memories in times spent hiking, visiting at camp and family times at home. Love Danny

Posted by A friend   December 27, 2016

Lynn, you have just mentioned one memory that you had with your dad. I'm sure as time goes on those memories won't hurt so much and as you do now you will treasure each one special. I have been saying my rosary in commemerating you and your father. God Bless you.

Posted by Shawn Davini    December 26, 2016

To Steve and Doreen and family,

    My condolences go out to you and family....Thoughts and prayers are with you always...

Posted by John ( Jack) Reed Taunton Massachusetts    December 26, 2016