Barbara Kennen

Barbara J Kennen (Stearns)

Tuesday, December 10th, 1940 - Monday, April 29th, 2019
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SPENCER- Barbara J. (Stearns) Kennen,78, died tragically on Monday, April 29,2019 in Paxton as a result of a car accident.

She was born December 10,1940 in Worcester,MA. and was raised in Leicester. She was a graduate of Leicester High School Class of 1959. During her teenage years Barbara was a Championship Roller Skater. She graduated in 1962 from Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for 48 years and recently worked as a hospice nurse.

Barbara moved to Sumter,SC after graduating nursing school to join her husband while he was in the service. She was married in 1963 and moved to beautiful Thompson Pond in Spencer where they raised their family. Barbara and Phil taught all their kids to waterski and enjoy the lake. She was a member of the Leicester Federated Church and sang in its Choir.

She leaves her beloved husband of 56 years Phillip E. Kennen; 4 children Thomas Kennen and his wife Margaret of Spencer, daughter Samantha Kennen of Provincetown, daughter Michelle E. Kennen of Spencer, son Michael Kennen and his wife Michelle of Spencer; 3 grandchildren Matthew Kennen, Travis and Julieanna Tong all of Spencer, a great grandson Chace Kennen of Spencer and her beloved dog Shadow.

Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, May 6,2019 from 5-7PM in Pillsbury Funeral Home 163 Main St. Spencer. The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 11am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Second Chance Animal Shelter po box 136 East Brookfield,MA.01515.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, May 6th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, May 6th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Pillsbury Funeral Home - Spencer
    163 Main St.
    SPENCER, MA 01562
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  • Service

    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 11:00am
    Pillsbury Funeral Home - Spencer
    163 Main St.
    SPENCER, MA 01562
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  • Interment

    Worcester County Memorial Park
    Richmond Ave
    Paxton,ma, MA
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Williams Family

Posted at 10:34am
Condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

Bonnie Peck

Posted at 03:13pm
Phil, Tom, Michelle, Michael, Sam and all of the Family & Friends who were Lucky enough to know her... Tremendous sympathy and condolences for your loss. Prayers and Blessings for you to find your way to some Peace. Remember that you are not alone in your sorrow..that your family and friends are there for you to lean upon... Barbara will Always be with you in your hearts and she will be watching over you until you meet again. ❤❤
On Monday, a sweet, funny, caring, bright, fellow doggie-mama and my neighbor of 23yrs, Barbara Kennen, was taken from us suddenly in a bad car accident. I will miss seeing her in her yard working diligently to make it beautiful for their many family & friends to enjoy...I will miss our chats while we gave our pooches time to play together... I will miss her positive & creative nature... I will miss Her. 😢❤ May all who were lucky enough to have known her find Peace & treasure every memory. Rest easily, my will be missed 💞❤😢😢🙏🕯🥀💖

With love from Heath family

Posted at 10:24am
"Barbara Kennen" will remain in our hearts forever.
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The Wood Family and Elaine Thornburg

Posted at 06:55am
With deepest sympathy,
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Melanie Widing Heath,

Posted at 11:42pm
Dear Phillip and family,
Saddened to hear of Barbara's tragic passing. I pray you are able to treasure your memories.
God Bless, Melanie

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