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Obituary for James Kennedy

James Kennedy, 87 of Cedar Grove, N.J passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023. Born and raised in Jersey City, N.J prior to settling in Cedar Grove 48 years ago. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels RC Church in Little Falls, N.J. An avid baseball fan and Little League coach, James was a devout fan of the Boston Red Sox, especially the legendary Ted Williams. James will be remembered for his love for family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who loved him.

Prior to retiring in 2010, he was a code enforcement/building inspector with the Township of Cedar Grove for 20 years.

Beloved husband of Theresa Kennedy (Murphy). Loving and devoted father of John Kennedy and wife Mary and James Kennedy and wife Florencia. Cherished grandfather of Micaela and Daniel Kennedy and twins Tomas and Catalina Kennedy. Dear brother of the late George, Margaret and Regina.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, N.J. 07009. A Funeral Service is planned for Wednesday, January 3, 2024, 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Upper Montclair, N.J. Memories and condolences may kindly be shared at

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of James may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project,, would greatly be appreciated.