Margaret Kennedy, age 86 of Phoenixville, formerly of Ashburn, VA

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

Margaret Kennedy, age 86 entered into eternal rest on December 13, 2019. Margaret was most recently from Phoenixville (Valley Forge) and previously from Virginia.

Born in Philadelphia to the late John Joseph Murray and Margaret (Fox), she graduated from West Philadelphia Catholic High School, class of 1951. She went on to graduate from Rosemont College, class of 1955 and then later earned a Masters in Science from American University in Washington, D.C. in 1980.

Margaret married Eugene P. Kennedy in 1960 with whom she shared over 20 years of marriage before he passed away in 1981. Margaret had a 25 year career as a chemist with the U.S. Geological Survey where her professional focus was on water quality. She retired at the age of 72. In her retirement, she was active with Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Sterling, Virginia where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and participated in Religious Education. Most recently, Margaret moved to live with her son in Phoenixville and was a member of St. Norbert Catholic Church in Paoli.

Margaret is survived by her children; Eugene (wife Debbie) Kennedy of Phoenixville and Joan Kennedy of Ashburn, VA, a sister Sr. Dolores Margaret, IHM and grandchildren; Dominick Shoff, Ian Kennedy, and Zachary Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her daughter Ann R. Kennedy who passed away in June of 1994.

Relatives and friends are invited to Margaret's Funeral Mass on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 11:00AM at St. Norbert Catholic Church, 50 Leopard Road, Paoli PA 19301. A viewing will be held from 9:30- 11:00 AM in church. Interment will be held at a later date in Fairfax, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of the I.H.M c/o Mission Advancement, 230 I.H.M. Drive, Malvern PA 19355.