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Melinda Kennedy Talkington
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1924
Northampton
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 2002
Northampton
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Melinda Kennedy Talkington, 78, died September 2, 2002 in her home in Northampton, MA. Born August 13, 1924, in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ruth Wedgwood (Doggett) Kennedy, both professors at Smith College. She was a graduate of Smith College. A former resident of Tappan, NY, Ms. Kennedy was for many years a teacher of English at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT. She was a poet, translator and a lifelong activist for social justice. She leaves two daughters, Sylvia Muller of East Hampton, NY and Amy DeSalvatore of Roslindale, MA; a stepdaughter, Jo-Lynn Talkington of San Luis Obispo, CA; and a brother, Robert Kennedy, of West Hartford, CT. A Memorial Service will be held September 23 at 7 pm in the Helen Hills Chapel at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Reception to follow in the College Club. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Friends Service Committee, 140 Pine Street, Florence, MA 01062. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Clarence Kennedy (1892 - 1972)
  Ruth Wedgwood Doggett Kennedy (1896 - 1968)
 
 Sibling:
  Melinda Kennedy Talkington (1924 - 2002)
  Robert L Kennedy (1928 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Angie Robinson
Record added: Jun 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112169328
 

 
 
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