Obituaries

Paul Shirley
B: 1934-06-22
D: 2018-12-10
View Details
Shirley, Paul
Georgia Wood
B: 1947-01-19
D: 2018-12-09
View Details
Wood, Georgia
Nancy Phillips
B: 1947-07-20
D: 2018-12-09
View Details
Phillips, Nancy
Ann Kelley
B: 1950-06-18
D: 2018-12-06
View Details
Kelley, Ann
Anita Savoca
B: 1929-09-08
D: 2018-12-04
View Details
Savoca, Anita
Alice Garrow
B: 1923-10-09
D: 2018-11-30
View Details
Garrow, Alice
Lowell DeCarr
B: 1946-12-09
D: 2018-11-30
View Details
DeCarr, Lowell
Martin Jock
B: 1960-06-19
D: 2018-11-30
View Details
Jock, Martin
Catherine Beadle
B: 1925-01-26
D: 2018-11-28
View Details
Beadle, Catherine
Kimberly Keleher
B: 1976-06-16
D: 2018-11-28
View Details
Keleher, Kimberly
Annette Garceau Huto
B: 1938-05-18
D: 2018-11-27
View Details
Garceau Huto, Annette
Doran Villnave
B: 1958-10-25
D: 2018-11-25
View Details
Villnave, Doran
Maxine Cole
B: 1953-09-07
D: 2018-11-21
View Details
Cole, Maxine
Cameron Jacobs
B: 1964-03-05
D: 2018-11-21
View Details
Jacobs, Cameron
Jacqueline Mitchell
B: 1961-03-30
D: 2018-11-18
View Details
Mitchell, Jacqueline
Colby Jacobs
B: 2001-06-01
D: 2018-11-18
View Details
Jacobs, Colby
Joyce Bump
B: 1934-10-17
D: 2018-11-16
View Details
Bump, Joyce
Rosalie Jadlos
B: 1932-04-29
D: 2018-11-15
View Details
Jadlos, Rosalie
Arlene Wood
B: 1926-06-26
D: 2018-11-13
View Details
Wood, Arlene
Oliver Austin
B: 1934-04-30
D: 2018-11-12
View Details
Austin, Oliver
Rebecca Green
B: 1971-06-03
D: 2018-11-12
View Details
Green, Rebecca

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
100 North Main Street
Massena, NY 13662
Phone: (315) 769-3579
Fax: (315) 769-3570

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Ross Kenney can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle

Obituary for Ross J. Kenney

Ross J.  Kenney
Ross was born February 16, 1934 in Watertown, the son of the late Ross W. and Gladys (Koproski) Kenney. He was a graduate of Watertown High School and later from Canton ATI, where he was a member of the Zeta Alpha Phi Fraternity. On August 14, 1953, he entered the US Navy, proudly serving his country until his honorable discharge on August 5, 1955. After discharge, he returned to Watertown where he met his future wife, Shirley E. Rogers of Brasher, at a Valentine’s Dance. They married on June 15, 1957 at St. Patrick’s Church in Brasher with Rev. Zimmerman, officiating and returned to Massena.

Ross first worked at Reynolds Metals for 11 ½ years before starting a career with US Customs, where he was an inspector retiring after 25 years of service and was very involved in starting the US Customs Union. He was communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Lawrence Council #1141, where he served as Scholarship Chairman, and was actively involved with the annual toy drive. He was also a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the St. Joseph’s School Board. Ross was very active with Massena Minor Hockey coaching for over 30 years, played on the Reynolds golf team, and was a pitcher for many ball teams, and recorded the first and only no-hitter in Canton ATI’s history for many years. He also enjoyed skiing and photography, and was a huge New York Ranger’s fan.

Ross is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; his six children, Michael Kenney; Mary McDowell of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Margaret and Marcel Vincent of Cornwall, Ontario; Lawrence and Shelley Kenney of El Paso, Texas; Patrick Kenney of Georgia; and Jim and Carrie Kenney of Massena; and a daughter-in-law, Kenda Kenney of Syracuse; 18 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and his nephew John Searles.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Searles and a brother, Arthur Kenney.

Friends may call Thursday 9:30-11:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the National Alzheimer Center.

To send flowers to the family of Ross J. Kenney, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers

Affiliations


Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree

US Coast Guard

US Navy
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos