24 DAILY NEWS Tuesday, June 30, 2020 NYDailyNews.com DEATH NOTICES placeanad.nydailynews.com The New York Daily News extends condolences to the families and loved ones of those who have passed. 212-210-2111 Death Notices Death Notices Kenny, Gerard R. Dempsey, Patricia A. (Vahey) Gerard R. Kenny, 80, formerly of Holbrook, NY, passed away peacefully from complications of a stroke on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Kingsway Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Schenectady, NY. Mr Kenny was born the youngest of 5 children to Richard E. and Catherine V. (Leonard) Kenny on November 24, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Kenny is a graduate of Saint Leonard's Academy and the New York Institute of Technology, where he earned a BS in Criminal Justice. On September 9, 1967, he married his high school sweetheart, Anne (Nancy) Leonard. Mr. Kenny was a US Army veteran, and a 20 year veteran of the New York City Police Department, serving as a Highway Patrol Officer and an accident investigator. Following retirement, he and Nancy relocated to Wilmington, NC, where he was her devoted caregiver until her passing in 2011. He enjoyed reading, taking long walks on the beach with his beloved wife of 43 years and spending time with his grandchildren. Dempsey, Patricia A (nee Vahey). On June 26, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer and a lifetime of giving to others. Beloved wife of the late Ed. Loving mother of Eddie (Barbara), Maureen, Cathy Ferro (Tommy), Patty Macchia, Liz Wren (Ken), Jeanne McCafferty (Jimmy) and John (Tricia). Cherished Grandma of Taylor, Kelly, Matt, Thomas, Cara, Erin, Casey, (big)Sean, James, Ryan, Nora, Kevin and (little)Sean. Dear sister of the late Jim Vahey, late Peggy Fitzgerald and late Ann Rosenhous, and sister-in-law of Nancy Vahey, Mary Kane, Sr. Margaret Dempsey RSM and the late Joanie O'Neill. Loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Thursday, July 2, 9:45 AM at Good Shepherd RC Church, 1950 Batchelder St., Brooklyn. Internment St John's Cemetery, Queens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: CWA Local 1101 Ed Dempsey Scholarship Fund, 1703 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx, NY 10462. Please sign guestbook on obituaries.nydailynews.com Jerry is preceded in death by sisters Jean Kenny, Grace Swartz, and Patricia Wiseman. He is survived by a sister, Anita Fishbone of New York City; sons Christopher (Melissa) Kenny of Halfmoon, NY and Michael (Carmen) Kenny of Morristown, NJ; grandchildren Alexander Kenny, Madelyn and Olivia Kenny. The Kenny Family wish to thank Atria Crossgate Assisted Living community for the care and support Jerry received while a resident there. Killer blasts man as he gets out of cab Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Full obit at glenvillefuneralhome.com Please sign guestbook on obituaries.nydailynews.com
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