Cora Kennedy

July 25, 1931 - January 4, 2018

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Obituaries » Cora Kennedy

CORA KENNEDY was born on July 25, 1931, in Barre, VT, to Winona and Friend Melvin. At 2 years of age, she moved with her parents and older sister, Patricia, to Chelsea, VT. Cora attended and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1950. She worked as a secretary for the electric company after graduation. She fell in love with and married a local man, Carl J. Kennedy Sr., on June 23, 1956. As Carl was in the Army, after having three children, they began traveling and lived in Africa, Germany, Afghanistan and El Salvador. A fourth child was born in El Salvador. They then returned to the U.S. and two years later, moved to and eventually retired in Nashville, TN. Cora enjoyed gardening, flower arranging and cooking but the biggest loves of her life were babies and small children, especially her grandchildren. Cora died on Jan. 4, 2018, at 86 years of age, at Elmcroft of Brentwood, in Nashville, TN, after a long illness. She is survived by two sisters, Patricia Royce and Jane Bedia. She is also survived by her four children, Cheryl Kennedy (Jon Seaborg), Carl Kennedy Jr. (Denise), Chuck Kennedy (Sharon) and Chris Kennedy (Jennifer Bruner); and seven grandchildren.

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