May 19, 1931 - November 21, 2017
Hamden, CT. Richard M. Kennedy 86 of Renshaw Rd. Hamden, associate professor emeritus of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, died November 21, 2017 in Yale New Haven Hospital after a brief illness. He resided in New Britain for 22 years before moving to Hamden in 1990. Mr. Kennedy, son of the late Milton and Emma (Nylander) Kennedy was born May 19, 1931 in Athol, MA. He was a high honors graduate of Athol High School, class of 1949, and received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in 1957 and a Master of Arts degree in 1959, both in mathematics, from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He taught for four years at UMASS and served six years as an assistant professor of mathematics at American International College in Springfield. He joined the faculty at CCSU in 1968 and retired in June 1992 as an associate professor of mathematical sciences. While at CCSU he served as chairman of the then Department of Mathematics and Statistics for four years during the early 1980's. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving there as a sergeant in the US Army I Corps Artillery and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. He is survived by his brother: Russell E. Kennedy of Athol and his sister: Barbara E. Woodcock of Greenfield, MA. He was predeceased by his sister Dorothy F. Wallace of Athol. Following cremation, private burial at the convenience of the family will take place at Silver Lake Cemetery in Athol. Memorial contributions may be made to the Athol High School Scholarship Association, 2363 Main St. Athol. MA. 01331. Sisk Brothers Funeral Home 3105 Whitney Ave. Hamden is in care of arrangements. To sign the guest book please visit www.siskbrothers.com.
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