Florence Mercedes Kenney of Cutchogue and Lebanon, Tenn., passed away June 9, 2013, after a long illness. She was 87 years old.
She was born Sept. 24, 1925, to Charles and Lucy (Murphy) Fried of the Bronx, N.Y.
Florence attended Fordham University (accounting) and worked for top New York City companies in the fashion, radio production, public relations and financial services industries.
In her retirement to Cutchogue with her husband, Raymond, she kept busy by taking long walks with her schnauzer, Kelly, and enjoyed feeding the swans and ducks. She was also a bookkeeper at North Fork Country Club in Cutchogue and volunteered at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck.
She moved to Lebanon on Jan. 7, 2009, to reside with her nephew, Robert (Pat) O’Brien. She attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church there.
Ms. Kenney was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, and her sister, Genevieve O’Brien. In addition to her nephew, Robert O’Brien, she is survived by her great-nieces, Ann Marie (John) Najeway of Mogadore, Ohio, and Kelly (Matt) Pramik of Munroe Falls, Ohio; her three great-great nieces, Alison, Emma and Madison; and her great-great nephew, AJ.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, July 1, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck.
Arrangements are being handled by Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue.
This is a paid notice.