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Grace L. Kennedy, 86, of Union Township passed away peacefully the afternoon of Friday, June 9, 2017, at her residence.
Grace was born on April 14, 1931, in Ellwood City to the late Russell B. and Elizabeth M. Timpano LaRitz.
She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City and later from New Castle Business College.
Grace retired from Rexnord Inc., formerly of Ellwood City, as a secretary after 27 years of service.
She was member of Independent Methodist Church in New Castle. Grace enjoyed music, knitting and gardening.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, John J. Kennedy at home; and a sister, Mary J. Koszela of New Castle.
In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel J. and Bruno J. LaRitz.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
A ervice will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Frederick Gilbert.
Entombment will be in Slippery Rock Cemetery Mausoleum, Ellwood City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Independent Methodist Church, Box 7805, New Castle, Pa. 16107.
Published on June 9, 2017
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