David L. Kenny, 86, died on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021, in his home. He was born December 5th, 1934, in Beaver Falls, PA.
In his younger years David joined the United States Army, where he pursued a career as an Air Borne Army Ranger and was credited with over 1,000 parachute jumps. David continued to serve his country while married to the love of his life, Lorraine and was honorably discharged from his service as a Sergeant after fighting in two American wars, The Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
After the military, David continued his service to his country, working as a communications specialist at the nearby Army base, Fort Devens, MA for over two decades. Upon his retirement from his lengthy career with the US Government, you could find "Uncle Dave" working alongside his brother in-law, Phil Desmarais, at American Harley Davidson in Leominster, MA as a service manager.
Over the span of 50+ years, David and Lorraine, were loving parents to six children, nine grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren. The legacy of Puppa, as he was lovingly known by his family, will live on in all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren for many years to come. His love and generosity to his family will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved him.
David had many interests. Jumping out of perfectly good aircraft, racing cars on a frozen Whalom Lake, gambling in Las Vegas and Atlantic City with his cherished wife, and his last, lone adventure driving across the great country he served for most of his life, he never turned away from any challenges or experiences that brought him joy.
David was preceded in death by his infant son, Daniel Joseph, his wife, Lorraine P. Kenny in 2010, and his eldest son, David Michael Kenny in 2013. He will always be remembered by his children, Debra J. (Kenny) DeJesus of Leominster, Charlene M. Kenny of Pepperell, Richard P. Kenny of Lunenburg, Lisa (Kenny) Fortune of Shirley, 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Join us in celebrating his life this Saturday, July 17th from 9:30am-11:30am at Richardson Funeral Home 106 West Street Leominster followed by a military burial at Evergreen Cemetery 257 Main Street Leominster.
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