Maude's Story

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On June 2, 2017, Maude M. Kennedy, age 87, passed away peacefully at the UVM Health Network, CVPH, with her loving family by her side.
Maude grew up in a large family of eleven sisters and three brothers in AuSable Forks. On July 29, 1950, Maude and John Kennedy were married, enjoying nearly 67 years together.
Maude worked in the Peru Central School cafeteria for several years but she was most proud of raising her sons, John and Bruce. She enjoyed many years of bowling with the 'girls' and came home weekly sometimes proud and sometimes not so proud of her scores. She also loved working in her flower beds and watching the many birds that visited her feeders. She was an avid Yankees fan and surprised many with her knowledge of the team.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Family meant everything to her.
Left to cherish the memory of Maude are, her husband, John; sons, John Kennedy of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., and Bruce Kennedy (Joanne) of Peru; four grandchildren, Carrie Montefusco (Robert), Kristi Bouyea (Toby), Jenny Van Winkle (Brian), and Casey and Michelle Kennedy; three great-grandchildren, Marisa Montefusco, Addison Montefusco and Brook Van Winkle; close family friend, Susan Gilman; five sisters, Laverna Whisher, Mary Whitney, Anne Cross, Roberta Furnia, and Carol Wisher; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, Homer and Madeline (Rhino) Wright; and eight siblings.
Relatives and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2 p.m. in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Peru Cemetery. A reception for all will be held at the home of Casey and Michelle, immediately following the burial.
Memorial donations may be made to the Peru Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Maude Kennedy please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on June 3, 2017
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