Beverly
Kennedy, Beverly Grey Born on January 7, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Passed away peacefully on March 6, 2008, to join her beloved husband, Lou, and brother Fred. She is survived by her loving children: Greg, Pam Oborski, Chris Ozurovich, Richard, and Michelle Norris, and their spouses, Sylbeth, Tom, Andy, Dawn, and Pat. She will be missed by her grandchildren: Sylbeth Ann, Sean, Stephanie, Kelly, Allison, Alexis, Alyssa, Christopher, Rachel, and Jason. She will be forever in their memory, and will also be remembered by her sisters-in-law, Florence and Barbara, the Kennedys and the Goreys, and the many friends she met and never forgot. During her extensive career as a music teacher and volunteer in LAUSD, organist, and choir director at Saint Jerome and Saint Anastasia Catholic Churches, and music director at countless weddings and funerals, she touched many lives. A funeral mass will be held at Saint Anastasia Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet Retirement Fund, Carondelet Center, 11999 Chalon Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90049.

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  1. Dear Kennedy family, We were so sorry to hear about your Mom. What a huge loss for all the children of Westchester that learned to sing with the help of your mother. You are all in our prayers.

  2. My sincere condolences go out to all the Kennedys. I know how you are all grieving now. Both Andy and I enjoyed our visits with Bev erly, being we were the old folks at your gatherings. I will miss her smiling face and jokes she and Andy enjoyed.

  3. Mrs. Kennedy was the choir director when I was a student at St. Jerome’s, and was a lady I greatly admired. I attended school with both Christine and Richard, and my condolences to both of them, as well as the rest of the family. Mrs. Kennedy was a great lady, and will be missed!

  4. I was fortunate to meet Beverly on 03/05/08 at Armstrong Nursery. We had not seen each other for awhile. She was happy and cheerful. We had a nice chat. I have many happy memories of her during our teaching days with LAUSD. My condolences to her family.

  5. Dear Family, Beverly played at our wedding on 5/1/71. I’m sure Heaven is better off to have her fine musical talents. To see Lou will also be thrilling. We will miss her beautiful spirit. Love…Bill and Kathy Barry

  6. Rick and Dawn, Chris and Andy and to all of Bev’s family, we send our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a treasure to the St. Anastasia community and will be missed by so many of us whose lives she touched with her talent and cheerful smile. We will always be grateful to her for playing the piano at my Dad’s funeral service. The angels are blessed to have her joining their chorus. God bless your family – be well.

  7. To the family of Beverly Kennedy: Please know that our hearts go out to you at this sad time. It was our sincere pleasure knowing Beverly. Her spunky, good humor always made for great conversations. My children, Lauren & Sofie, have fond memories of her as their music teacher and as the grandmother of their friends, Rachel & Jason. She will be missed. Our love, ~Sheryl, Lauren & Sofie Addotta

  8. Rick, Dawn, Chris, Andy and families, We are truly sorry to hear of your loss. We enjoyed seeing your spirited mom on the sidelines of so many of her grandchildren’s sports activities and parish events (it was during a soccer tournament that she generously offered to teach Brendan to play the organ [we wish he had taken her up on it]). She will be a treasure to those she is with now.

  9. I was so sad to see the paper today and know that you Mom has gone to heaven. Know that you are all in my prayers. Sorry that I can not attend the funeral. I have many happy memories of your Mom and know that you all will miss her. My Love and Prayers, Sister Stephen Elizabeth

  10. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I met Beverly at Cowan Avenue School. She was such a wonderful, fun-loving person. She will be sadly missed.

  11. How sad to fly home today from business to find that one of my favorite teachers in Elementry school had died. Mrs. Kennedy was not only influential in encouraging my musical talent, but was the kindest faculty at any school. I never heard one child or parent ever say anything except glowing comments about Mrs. Kennedy. Growing up next door to Barbara and Jerry Murphy, we went often to Saint Jerome’s and played guitar there on one occassion with Mrs. Kennedy playing piano. It was a memorable experience. What a lost to the world, when a 45 year old man can remember with such great pride, someone who left an impression in my life and on my heart. She was a blessing to many, may she enjoy eternal rest.

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