BARRE- Etsuko S. Kenary,72, passed away on Friday, November 15,2019 in UMass Memorial Hospital from long term pulmonary disease.
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Etsuko was born in Amami Oshima, Japan. She relocated to Okinawa where she met her husband of 48 years Kevin Kenary, where he served as a US Marine. Etsuko became a naturalized citizen on March 5,1986.
She worked in the laundry dept. for the Jewish Home for the aged on 1029 Pleasant St and later in housekeeping and as a Nurses Aide for the new and current location of the Jewish Health Care Center at 629 Salisbury St. in Worcester. Etsuko transferred to Holden Hospital for a brief period before going to the Barre Health Center from 1984 to 1993 when she retired due to health problems. She then moved to Florida from 1993-2000 before returning to Barre.
Etsuko enjoyed playing Bingo at the Barre Senior Center. She will be lovingly missed by her husband Kevin; her in laws and many friends.
The funeral for Etsuko will be held on Friday, November 22,2019 at 11:30am in Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd. Barre. A calling hour will be held from 10:30-11:30am in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Barre Health Center 151 Worcester Rd. Barre,MA.01005