Matthew Daley Kennedy

Born: Thu., May 2, 1918
Died: Wed., Dec. 24, 2014


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 29, 2014
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Dec. 29, 2014
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

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Matthew Daley Kennedy, 96, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.

Born May 2, 1918 in Nicholas County to the late Matthew & Lillin Kennedy, he was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II, a long-time local farmer, who served for many years as the Nicholas County Farm Bureau President, and was a member of the Headquarters United Methodist Church where he was Church Treasurer from 1958 to 2004.

Family members include a special niece, Patsy (Herbert) Blakeman, of Lexington, Kentucky; 3 nephews, Jimmie (Emy) Kennedy, of Lexington, Kentucky, Steve (Jessica) Kennedy and Don (Kay) Kennedy, of Pflugerville, Texas, as well as several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Martha Kennedy, and 3 brothers, Raymond, John & David Kennedy.

Services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, December 29, 2014 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by Rev. Howard Livingood and Rev. Brenda Routt with burial to follow in the Carlisle Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M. Monday.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Medical and Attending Staff at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he has been a resident since July 1, 2010, and Family Physician Dr. Henry Norfleet, of Cynthiana, Kentucky.

Charitable donations may be made in Matthew 's memory to the following organization:

Thomson-Hood Veterans Center Fund
100 Veteran Drive, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390
Tel: 1-800-928-4838

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   Posted Wed December 24, 2014
Kennedy Family,
So sorry for your loss. Love you all

Steve Kennedy
   Posted Fri December 26, 2014
We remember Daley as a man of deep faith, who worked hard, and always had a smile and a story to tell. We are all deeply saddened to hear of Uncle Daley’s passing. There are a lot of good memories from our visits “down home” on the farm. We are grateful that we were able to have a nice, fun visit with Uncle Daley on our last trip to Kentucky in November 2013. Daley, we miss you and love you.

We appreciate all that Patsy, Herbert and others did to care for Daley over the years. They have been a blessing to him.

With love from the Texas Kennedy’s, Steve, Jessica, Kelli, Megan, Jennifer and Jake McFarland and their sons Jeremy and Jasper. Don, Kay, Brian, Shannon and Erin.

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