Paul R. Kenney

  • Born: November 30, 1934
  • Died: August 27, 2020
  • Location: Auburn, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Paul R. Kenney, 85, of Auburn, NH died August 27, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Manchester on November 30, 1934, he was the son of Francis B. and Mary Anne (Madden) Kenney. He graduated in the first class from Bishop Bradley High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Anselm College after serving in the US Army where he was stationed in Italy and traveled Europe playing baseball for the US Army team.

In his early years, Paul enjoyed golfing and boating on the Merrimack River. More recently, Paul faithfully and enthusiastically watched his grandchildren play hockey, soccer and baseball. He always had a voracious appetite for reading and a childlike love for all things sweet.

He was predeceased by his brother, Francis Kenney and sister, Mary (Kenney) Kreider.

Family members include his wife of 48 years, Diane (Pellenz) Kenney of Auburn; his daughter, Kathleen Phengsysouvanh and husband Khamleck of Auburn; his son, Timothy Kenney and wife Emily of Bow; his grandchildren, Paul and Brody Phengsysouvanh, Allison and Madeline Kenney; a sister, Anne Kenney of Manchester; a brother, James Kenney and wife Patricia of San Jose, CA; nephews, nieces and cousins.

A calling hour at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, will be Monday, August 31st from 9 to 10 am, followed by a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated in St. Peter Church, Auburn, at 10:30 am. Committal prayers and military burial honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Sisters of the Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St, Manchester, NH 03104.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Diane and family, so sorry to hear that Paul has passed. And the times we are in make it extra hard. Praying the Lord will comfort you and give you wisdom and strength as you find your way forward.

Posted by Raymond and Peggy Bolduc - Auburn, NH - Friend   September 03, 2020

So Sorry for your loss. Terri Humason

Posted by Teresa Humason Humason - Goffstown, NH   September 01, 2020

My heart dropped when my dad told me his beloved brother had passed on. I remember Uncle Paul very warmly. Visiting Rattlesnake Road on summer vacations. Swimming in the pool with Katie and Timmy. Aunt Diane’s beautiful freckles. I have such happy memories. My deepest condolences to all who are hurting from the loss of this wonderful man. Sending love from California always.

Posted by Bridget Kenney - Family   August 31, 2020

We send our deepest condolences to Paul's family, including his sister, Anne, and brother, James. Growing up in Pinardville, I have fond memories of spending time with my boyhood friend, Paul and his family, having met at St. Raphael's School and Church. I recall numerous times with Paul and his family on trips to Hampton Beach (1947 & 1948). I am grateful for those wonderful experiences. With fondness and sadness, we are sorry for the loss of Paul.

Posted by Joe and Carrolla Alger - Keene, NH - Friend   August 30, 2020

Diane, Kate and Tim, we were so sorry to read that Paul had died. I know we saw him in church not too long ago. We are so sorry for your loss. I could not believe he was 85, he certainly did not look it. We will miss seeing him in church, but we believe that God will be extra good to such a good man. Know that we care. Jim and Shirley Delacoe

Posted by Shirley and Jim Delacoe - Auburn, NH - Friend   August 30, 2020

Aunt Diane, I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Paul's passing. My siblings and I have such fond childhood memories of his kindness and the fun times he showed all us kids. With much love,

Posted by Dave Kreider - Evergreen, CO - Family   August 30, 2020

To the Kenney Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW/Auxiliary District #7, we wish to acknowledge your loved one's service to our country, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns

Posted by A friend   August 29, 2020

Diane, Katie, Timmy and family. I'm so very sorry to hear of Paul and your dads passing. I remember him always smiling and being a good sport. My memory of him was dancing with him at my wedding. Again, I'm so very sorry for you're loss. God bless.

Posted by Kathy Noyes - Raymond, NH - Friend   August 28, 2020

Kate, Tim and Aunt Dee Dee,
We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Paul will be missed. Love you all.
Margaret, Bill and Cassie

Posted by A friend   August 28, 2020

Mr.Kenney, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by - Friend   August 28, 2020

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