Kimberly A. (Aguiar) Kennedy

Date of Passing:

July 19, 2021

Kennedy, Kimberly A. (Aguiar), 55, of Pokanoket Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on July 19, 2021 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of John F. Kennedy.

Born in Cranston, a daughter of the late Manuel and Maureen (Graves) Aguiar, she was lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mrs. Kennedy was respiratory technician at Rhode Island Hospital for 21 years before retiring in 2011.

Kimberly was a graduate of East Providence High School Class of 1984 where she was voted senior vice president of her class. She was a member of the East Providence High School Cheerleading team and East Providence High School Chorus and was also a member of Riverside Pop Warner and Riverside Jr. High School Cheerleading teams. She enjoyed skating.

Kimberly was a Vestry and Altar Guild member of Saints Matthew & Mark Church of Barrington. She also was a member of Defenders of Animals Association.

The family would like to extend many thanks to all the co-workers on the Rhode Island Hospital Transplant Unit, especially Dr. Reginald Gohh.

Beside her husband of fifteen years, she is survived by a stepdaughter, Michelle Kennedy Germano of Warren, four grandchildren, a sister in law, Laura Souza who generously gave her the gift of life, several cousins, nieces, nephews and her devoted cats, Jaspar, Chippy and Julip. She was the sister of the late Lori A. Norberg.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday August 5, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:30 a.m. with a funeral service in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 191 County Road, Barrington at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Wednesday 4-7 p.m. Contribution’s in Kimberly’s memory to the Defenders of Animals, Inc., Weybosset Hill Station, P.O. Box 5634, Providence, RI 02903-0634 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. John

    On behalf of myself and the entire Class of EPHS 1979, our sincerest condolences and sympathy goes out to you. Life is short and we all make the best of what God gives us for time. I myself never met her but she sounded like a wonderful woman.

    Prayers and thoughts go out to you.

  2. Kim, you’ll be greatly missed. You always had a smile and was trying to help some one else like when you made a list for me for things to do on the Cape with Chippys help. May you RIP with your family. John, you helped her a lot. May you soon be better from your own illness so you can have closure with Kim. Kim, fly high with the Angels.

  3. Rest in peace, Kim. You bore your illness with great fortitude and a cheerful disposition, which could not have been easy to do. You gave your time unstintingly to the church where you’ll be sorely missed- an example to all of us.

  4. We are so sorry for the loss of Kimberly Kennedy. Her many years of support for the care of animals will always be appreciated. RIP, Kimberly…

  5. You fought valiantly Kim! You will be missed for your tireless efforts not only for animals but for anyone in need. God has a wonderful creative angel close by now.

  6. Uncle John, I’m sorry to hear about Auntie’s passing. She loved you greatly! Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you are able to get on the mend soon so you can have the closure you need and put auntie to rest. Lots of Love Uncle John and many prayers . Thank you from the bottom of my heart for trying to hold out as long as you could before needing your own medical treatment. That was very selfless. You’re a good man. I surely hope the Dr’s get you healthier quickly. ((((( hugs )))))

  7. I met Kim through my work several years ago. Haven’t seen her in a few years, but thought of her often, and the health challenges she faced. She faced things with such a positive attitude, strength and courage.
    I also remember her sweet, caring manner, along with the work she did for homeless animals.
    Kim, may you rest in peace in your heavenly home. Heaven has gained a truly beautiful angel, and gone are your days of suffering.

  8. God has been collecting a lot of angels. Beautiful angel beautiful soul rest in peace.

  9. I did a lot in the printing class, I remember her asking me if I could print up from the desk of pads with her name on it in red an she wanted raised letters which I never did before but with some help I gave her what she wanted. Kim, you will be missed but never forgotten R.I.P keep smiling

  10. ??RIVERSIDE lost a sweet and kind Soul??

    I grew up with when we first met during my Pop Warner football days. We also attended junior high and high school together… She was Always smiling and was a joyful person to be around.

    ?RIP my friend?

  11. Kim, you sure put up a huge fight with your illness. I am dumbfounded about your passing so quickly since i last saw you several weeks ago. RIP my friend. Fly now with those angels. much love Maria

  12. Sorry for your loss John she was a very kind and loving person may she rest in peace

  13. You’ve earned your wings as an Respiratory Therapist. RIP

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