Funeral arrangements have been announced.
********UPDATE******While I have not heard any talk of asshats protesting, I am still relieved to know that the Patriot Guard will be at Sgt. Kennedy's funeral. In addition to shielding the family from the horror of some wingnut trying to hijack the proceedings, the Patriot Guard adds to the dignity of the funeral. They are most often veterans and they are a solemn, respectful presence. Sgt. Kennedy deserves no less.*******
From today's Boston Globe
Adam P. Kennedy
Age 25, of Norfolk, passed away April 8th, while serving in the Army in Iraq. Beloved son of J. David & Nancy A. (Smyth) Kennedy of Norfolk. Brother of John D. & his wife Kori of Nashua, N.H., Jane Kennedy of Winthrop, Maureen Daley & her husband John of Roslindale & Colin M. of Norfolk. Uncle of Eric Daley & Dean & Aren Kennedy. Also survived by many aunts, uncles & cousins. Relatives & friends invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Jude's Church, Norfolk, Tuesday morning at 10. Visiting hours at St. Jude's Church, 86 Main St., Norfolk, Sunday (7-9) & Monday (2-4) & (7-9). Interment Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Sgt. Adam P. Kennedy Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 100, Norfolk, MA 02056. Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home (781) 828-0811
From the Sun Chronicle
Sgt. Adam P. Kennedy, 25
Sgt. Adam P. Kennedy, 25, of Norfolk, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2007 while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq.
Born in Newton, he was a lifelong resident of Norfolk.
He graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, where he was an honor roll student and a member of the football, wrestling and track teams.
After graduating in 2000, he enrolled in the Corps of Cadets at Norwich University in Vermont and graduated in 2004.
After graduating from Norwich, he joined the Army and became the "Distinguished Honor" graduate of his bootcamp class, for his discipline and leadership skills.
He was a member of the Army's Fourth Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based out of Alaska, before being deployed to Iraq in October.
He was the beloved son of J. David and Nancy A. (Smyth) Kennedy of Norfolk; the brother of John D. and his wife Kori of Nashua, N.H., Jane Kennedy of Winthrop, Maureen Daley and her husband John of Roslindale, and Colin M. of Norfolk; the uncle of Eric Daley and Dean and Aren Kennedy; and is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass Tuesday morning, April 17 at 10 at St. Jude's Church, 86 Main St., Norfolk.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Jude's Church.
Interment will be in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Sgt. Adam P. Kennedy Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 100, Norfolk, MA 02056.
Arrangements are by the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, Canton
In addition to the obit, The Sun Chronicle has an opinion piece up as well.
There is another post about Sgt. Kennedy elsewhere in this blog.
'A toast, my friends, raise your glasses to "Absent Companions!"'