E. Stan­ton Kennedy

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E. Stan­ton Kennedy died peace­fully on April 10 , 2018 at the Maine Vet­eran’s Home in Au­gusta. Stan was born in Sch­enec­tady, New York on Fe­bru­ary 2, 1928, the son and only child of Wil­liam and Ju­lia Stan­ton Kennedy. He grew up and lived most of his life in Bridge­port and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties. He was a proud grad­u­ate of Fair­field Prep as well as the Col­lege of the Holy Cross and Univer­sity of Con­necti­cut Law School. Upon com­ple­tion of his stud­ies, he joined the U. S. Air Force and served in the Judge Ad­vo­cate Gen­eral’s Of­fice.

While in the ser­vice he mar­ried his first wife and mother of his chil­dren, Pa­tri­cia Dowd Kennedy, who pre­de­ceased him. When they re­turned to Bridge­port, Stan en­tered pri­vate prac­tice and formed the law firm of Cur­ran, Kennedy and Ly­ddy in Bridge­port. In time, his part­ners be­came Bridge­port Mayor Hugh J. Cur­ran and Pro­bate Judge Ray­mond Ly­ddy. Their firm was ac­tive and prom­i­nent in Bridge­port Demo­cratic pol­i­tics. Mean­while Stan per­son­ally served on and led the Bridge­port Board of Ed­u­ca­tion. He later formed other part­ner­ships with sev­eral prom­i­nent and re­spected lo­cal at­tor­neys.

Stan knew achieve­ment as well as dif­fi­cul­ties. The lat­ter of those led him to co- found Malta Prison Vol­un­teers of Ct. in 2002 which was later to be­come the Malta Jus­tice Ini­tia­tive and is to­day the lead­ing Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Re­form ad­vo­cacy or­ga­ni­za­tion in the state. His group was also the mo­ti­vat­ing agency be­hind what be­came the Malta Prison Min­istry Apos­to­late. That or­ga­ni­za­tion within the Or­der of Malta is cur­rently per­form­ing works of Prison Min­istry in 37 U. S. states and 5 for­eign coun­tries.

Here in the Bridge­port area, Stan was one of the five found­ing mem­bers of what be­came known as the Fair­field Prep Latin Schol­ars. Ini­tially, just a small group of for­mer stu­dents of the leg­endary Rev­erend Thomas Mur­phy, S. J., they would gather once a year for a lun­cheon of good cheer and ca­ma­raderie. It has now grown to a greatly an­tic­i­pated at­tended an­nual event with a large num­ber of at­ten­dees from all sec­tors of Prep Alumni. Ave atque vale, Dear Friend.

Stan’s re­cent move to Au­gusta en­abled him to live with and en­joy the ten­der care and com­pan­ion­ship of his daugh­ter, Beth, for which he was most deeply ap­pre­cia­tive. He is sur­vived by his wife, Nancy Kennedy, of Hawthorn, New Jersey, as well as his daugh­ter Pa­tri­cia Kennedy Cana­van and son- in- law Thomas, of the is­land of Flores in the Azores and Beth Kennedy of Au­gusta, Maine.

His Me­mo­rial Mass will be cel­e­brated on June 15, Fri­day at 11 a. m. in the Xavier Chapel of Fair­field Prep with Fa­ther Thomas Simisky, S. J. and Fa­ther Charles Allen, S. J. of­fi­ci­at­ing. Stan’s Fam­ily re­quests that you might direct me­mo­rial do­na­tions ei­ther to: Fair­field Col­lege Prepara­tory School, 1073 North Ben­son Road, Fair­field, CT 06824 or Malta Jus­tice Ini­tia­tive, P. O. Box # 481, South­port, CT 06890. For travel di­rec­tions, or to sign his guest reg­is­ter, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuner­alHome.com

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