Mary Elizabeth Kenney, 99

Nov 27, 2022

Mary Elizabeth (nee Moore, formerly Lindsley) Kenney, age 99, passed away peacefully, her family with her, on November 26, 2022. Mary was the devoted and beloved wife of fifty years to the late Horace S. Kenney, Jr. of Weston, Marion and Fall River, MA.

She was the mother of Mary “Libby” (Lindsley) and her late husband, George Muggleton of Fall River, MA, Deborah (Lindsley) and her late husband Donald Smith of Libby, MT, and Katherine (Lindsley) and her husband Kenneth Fandetti of Exeter, RI; grandmother of George Muggleton, Jr., Amanda Fandetti Wild, Rebecca Smith and the late Lisa (Muggleton) Souza; great-grandmother of Cheyenne Ferreira, George Muggleton III, Dawson Stanton and Jeren Nielson; stepmother of Susanna (Kenney) Russo, Horace S. Kenney III and his husband Vinit Namassakan, John P.K. Kenney and his wife Emily Sinclair, the late Charles Kenney II, and the late William C. Kenney; step-grandmother of Theresa (Kenney) Morrison, Clayton Kenney and Duncan Kenney and great-grandmother of Bea and Asa Morrison, Ralph Kenney and Jaxson Kenney; sister of Susan (Moore) Lohkamp of Mt. Dora, FL, Arthur James Moore, Jr. of Holliston, MA, the late Frederick H. Moore of Paris, France and the late Allen Samuel Moore II of Ocala, FL. Mary leaves many beloved nieces and nephews. Mary was formerly married to the late Dr. Ogden Lindsley, Jr.

Mary Kenney grew up in and later raised her three daughters in Weston. She graduated from Beaver Country Day School in 1941, Bennett Jr. College in 1943 and Tufts University in 1971. She taught preschool at the Red Barn Nursery School in Weston from 1954-1963 and was the Librarian at the Meadowbrook School of Weston from 1964-1987. She and her husband Hod retired to their summer home on Planting Island in Marion where they lived for over 30 years. They later resided at Bay View in Fall River. She later resided at Clifton Assisted Living, Somerset and Cedar Dell, Dartmouth. Mary has been an inspiration to family and friends for her caring and kindness, for her clever sense of humor and for her quiet strength.

A private Memorial Service and Burial will be conducted. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, Fall River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sippican Lands Trust, 354 Front Street, Marion, MA 02738 or to Beaver Country Day School, 791 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. For online condolences, please visit: