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88 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-3338
Fax: (203) 686-1676
James Kenealy

James J. "Tippy" Kenealy Jr.

Friday, January 10th, 1936 - Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
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James J. “Tippy” Kenealy Jr., 82, husband of the late Frances H. Randzio, lost his battle with lung cancer on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Meriden on January 10, 1936, he was the son of the late James J. and Mildred (Dandelski) Kenealy Sr. He had resided in Meriden for all of his life and had attended Wilcox Technical School. Tippy was employed by Pratt & Whitney, retiring after 30 years. He was a proud veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Army. He was an avid UCONN Huskies fan (men & women) and enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing, gardening and sun worshipping
He especially loved watching his granddaughters play field hockey.
He is survived by his daughter, Susan F. Kenealy and her wife, Michele Wierzgac of Tampa, FL; his two granddaughters, Jaimie Kenealy and her wife, Caitlin of Newington and Ashley Kenealy and Steven Oatway of East Hartford; his great-granddaughter, Landon Kenealy of Newington; his five grandpups, Kahlua, Kix, Franny-Lu, Nova and Buddha-Baby; his sister, Barbara Buonanni and her husband Nicholas of Meriden and a very dear friend, Robin Cullen, who was like a daughter to him. He is also survived by many extended family members. He was predeceased by his two sons, Michael and Steven, both of Meriden; his three brothers, Howard, Kenneth and George Kenealy, all of Meriden; and two sisters, Mabel and Mildred Kenealy of Meriden.
Burial with military honors will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Cemetery, 250 Gypsy Lane, Meriden. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the cemetery. Family and friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden, CT, 06450 on Friday, January 4, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
    88 East Main Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 10:00am
    Sacred Heart Cemetery
    250 Gypsy Lane
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  • Interment

    Sacred Heart Cemetery
    250 Gypsy Lane
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Betzaida & Carlos Chaparro

Posted at 02:02pm
My Condolences to the entire family, we will miss you Jim. You’ve been such a great Neighbor to us. I’m going to miss you worshiping the sun & working on your garden. We’ve enjoyed the tomatoes that you left for us. One of my fondest memories that I will treasure for always is when, My daughter was approx. 4 years old we bought a swing set and You and some other neighbors came over to assist my husband assembling the swing set. Quiet commercial time. You’re a great man and we'll miss you! With our deepest sympathy to the entire family From the Chaparro Family

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