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Paul Leavitt Kenny Veteran
February 14, 2024


December 13, 1942 – February 14, 2024

Paul Leavitt Kenny of Andover passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14th. Born in Medford, Massachusetts, Paul was the son of the late Robert Leavitt Kenny and Mary Alice (Doyle) Kenny. Paul attended Malden Catholic High School. He continued his education at Massachusetts Maritime Academy and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering in 1963. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve (1963-1975) and the U.S. Merchant Marine (1963-1967). He was employed as a Marine Engineer on various merchant ships until he decided to further his education and attend Suffolk Law School where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1970. He married his wife of 55 years, Joanne M. Kenny, in August of 1968 and they lived in Dorchester and Medford, before settling in Andover, MA for the past 49 years, where they raised eleven children.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Joanne M. Kenny. He was a devoted father and survived by his eleven children - Barbara and her husband Brendan Cranna, Paul L. Kenny, Jr., Jeanne Trotter and her husband Daniel, Robert Kenny and his wife Jennifer, Daniel Kenny and his wife Lauren, Julie Green and her husband Aaron, Dennis Kenny and his wife Suzy, Michael Kenny and his wife Emily, Mark Kenny and his wife Nicole, Brian Kenny and his wife Ashley, and Meaghan Fairbanks and her husband Matthew. Paul was a loving grandfather to his 28 grandchildren - Ryan, Sean, Austin and Liam Cranna, Jake and Isabelle Kenny, Kailee, Leah and Connor Trotter, Robert Jr., Sean and Lindsay Kenny, Dylan Kenny, Samuel, Sara and Simon Green, Madeline and Claire Kenny, Cora, Elliot and Owen Kenny, Declan Kenny, Lily Kate Kelleher, Molly, Natalie and Andrew Kenny, and Cameron and Riley Fairbanks. Paul was the dear brother of John D. Kenny and his wife Patricia, Anne Lawlor and her late husband William, and Mary Ellen Ofria and her husband Thomas Ofria.

Paul was a family man through and through. He was happiest when his house was full of family and friends. He was extremely generous and would help anyone; all they needed to do was ask. He loved the sea, traveling with his wife, a good book and lively conversation. Paul touched so many lives and will be forever remembered for his generous spirit.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 21st from 4 through 8 PM at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home on Thursday, February 22nd at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex St., Andover, at 11 AM. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Augustine’s Parish, 43 Essex St., Andover, MA 01810.

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Dello Russo Funeral Service
306 Main Street
Medford, MA 02155