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Betty Jane (Bonfiglio) Kennedy

March 19, 1924 ~ November 12, 2018 (age 94)

Betty Jane Kennedy, age 94 of Grand Haven, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at Grand Pines Assisted Living. She was born on March 19, 1924 in Sturgis, MI to the late Guy and Lucy (Deluca) Bonfiglio II. Betty married Earl Maurice Kennedy in 1946 in Sturgis, MI. He preceded her in death in 1991, after 44 years of marriage.

Betty graduated from Nazareth Academy and then studied music at Albion College. During her youth she worked at the Palace Café and later the Cameo; both family operated restaurants. Betty was a long-time member of Holy Angels Catholic Church of Sturgis; where her beautiful voice was heard for all, when she sang at funerals and weddings. She was an avid reader and followed politics closely. Her greatest joy was the time spent with family.

Betty will be lovingly remembered and missed by her daughter, Jean (William Feenstra) Kennedy of Grand Haven; sons, Mark (Harriet) Kennedy of Belton, TX, Christopher (Sandy) Kennedy of Canton, IL, Kevin (Shirley) Kennedy of Sugar Grove, IL, Patrick (Mary) Kennedy of St. Charles, IL, David (Sharon) Kennedy of Indianapolis, IN, Ralph (Debbie) Kennedy of Aurora, CO; 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, William Johnson; sister-in-law, Therese Bonfiglio; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Bonfiglio; and sisters, Teresa Johnson and Donna Bonfiglio.

The Funeral Mass for Betty will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sturgis. Memorial contributions may be given to Markland Hyde Center, 1S450 Wyatt Drive, Geneva, IL 60134. 


Donations may be made to:

Markland Hyde Center
1S450 Wyatt Drive, Geneva IL 60134


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