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Robert Kenney, 80, longtime resident owned Kenney’s Service Station

by | Nov 10, 2023 | Obituaries

Robert Kenney

Robert Kenney

Robert J. “Bob” Kenney, 80, died Nov. 7 at MetroWest Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of Mary Ellen (O’Toole) Kenney, to whom he was married for 57 years. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Paul and M. Virginia (Murtaugh) Kenney.

Bob was a 1961 graduate of Hopkinton High School. He was the owner and operator of Kenney’s Service Station for 62 years. Bob enjoyed road trips in his 1940 Ford convertible.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Patrick Kenney and Sean Kenney, both of Hopkinton, his grandson, Tyler, and his great-granddaughter, Maggie. He also is survived by his sister, Catherine Sweet of Hopkinton. Bob is predeceased by daughter Karen Kenney and brother Paul Kenney.

Memorial calling hours will be held Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home. A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Parish. Burial of cremains will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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  1. Stephen D Small

    RIP Bobo

  2. Judith A. Boudreau-Hardy

    BO, You will be missed classmate. Remember the great times in school/Dance held in Congreational basement, pooling money for gas to go eat out at Carbone’s after dance. Calling for HELP hen Mike and I got Married and the had filled hood of car with SNOW, rocks in hubcaps. Fond memories of you and my friend Judy

  3. Pete & Judy coffey

    It is in great sadness to express our condolences.
    Bob & his family are in our prayers 🙏🏻
    Our son Matthew Coffey will be attending service for Bob .

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