|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1937|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 2005|
The Rev. Simon John Kenny, pastor, 67, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2005.
He was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., and was the son of William J. and Lillian E. Kenny.
Father Simon was a Carmelite priest, educator and pastor. He grew up on the South Side of Chicago where he attended St. Nicholas of Tolentine school. He then went to the Carmelite seminary at Mount Carmel College in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where he received his high school and college education. He received his MS degree in theology from Whitefriars Hall School of Theology in Washington, D.C.; he was ordained to the priesthood in 1964; completed pastoral studies with a year at the De Sales Carmelite High School in Louisville, Ky.; received his bachelor of arts with majors in philosophy and history and a master of arts in American history; did graduate work in education at Loyola University in Chicago and the University of Houston, Texas; studied at the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C.; and was director of the pre-novitiate students who were considering admission to the Carmelite order. In January 2000, he moved to Englewood to serve as an assistant pastor at St. Raphael's parish, and retired in 2002. After retirement he remained active at St. Raphael's, serving as a chaplain to the Knights of Columbus and teaching a Bible class.
Fr. Simon is survived by his brother, Philip (Gaye) Kenny; and numerous Carmelite brothers.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Englewood. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at the church. Burial will be at Venice Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Raphael's Church Building Fund, 770 Kilbourne Ave., Englewood, FL 34223; the Carmel High School Scholarship Fund, One Carmel Parkway, Mundelein, IL 60060; or the Simon J. Kenny, O. Carm., Scholarship Fund, Salpointe Catholic High School, 1545 E. Copper St., Tucson, AZ 85719.
Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Venice Memorial Gardens
Plot: garden of prophecy plot #82
Created by: Ray Parks
Record added: Jan 25, 2008
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