Kennedy, Brian

Closter, NJ - Closter Location

Brian R. Kennedy passed away at home with his family beside him on Thursday, July 1, 2021. He was 74 years old. Brian was born in Manhattan, New York on September 20, 1946. He was the son of the late Francis P. Kennedy (“Babe”, 35-year veteran of the Edgewater Police Department) and Margaret Mina Chisholm. He was raised in Edgewater, NJ with his siblings: (late) Kevin Kennedy, Margaret McMahon, and Patricia Tuths.

Brian was a 1964 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School in West New York, NJ. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Jersey City State College. He then went on to teach math and science in Cliffside Park, NJ. Brian retired from Con Edison in Brooklyn, NY, where he worked in management for 30 years.

Brian was loyal, committed, generous, and kind, and had a great sense of humor. He cherished time with his family, grandchildren, and friends, and he absolutely loved hosting family gatherings at his home.

Brian is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Marie Koutouxides Kennedy, his daughters Allison (Kevin) Healy, Lauren (Brian) McGinnis, and his five grandchildren; Aidan and Madeline Healy and William, Jack, and James McGinnis.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Thursday, July 8th from 4-8pm at Moritz Funeral Home in Closter and Funeral Mass on Friday, July 9th at 12 pm at the Church of St. Mary (20 Legion Place, Closter, NJ 07624).

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Hospital.