Kennedy, Charles W. Sr., longtime Newton resident, July 23, 2017.


Son of the late Michael J. and Mary (Quinlan) Kennedy. He was the last surviving child of ten siblings. He was the last of his beloved sisters and brothers, Marguerite Simmons, Helen Carroll, Phyllis McGrath, Dolorita Doherty, Mary Kennedy and Paul, James, Michael and John Kennedy.


He was predeceased by his former wife Marie Kennedy, son Joseph, son-in-law Philip Clossey and daughter-in-law Helena Kennedy.


Survived by his children and their spouses:  Martin and Ellen Lang-Kennedy, Diane Kennedy, Chuck Kennedy and his companion Becca Matuza, Marie and Tim McAvoy, Kevin and Beth Kennedy, Carol and Dan Bersaw, Steven and Holly Kennedy, Donna Clossey, and Amy Kennedy. 


Also survived by 19 beloved grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A retired Newton Police Sergeant, Charles could still cite Massachusetts General Law. He also served in the Army of Occupation in Japan after the Second World War. In his retirement, he took up art and could be seen often with his easel in Waltham. He was also a musician and travelled extensively.


Visiting hours in the Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home, 365 Watertown St, Rt. 16, Newton, Friday from 4-8PM. Funeral Mass Saturday at 10:30AM in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St, Newton. Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham.