October 15, 1995 ~ May 11, 2022

In lieu of flowers donation can be made in Michael’s name to Winters Center for Autism 92 Mahan Street
West Babylon, NY 11704 or https://www.winterscenterforautism.com/donate-today1.html


Visitation: May 17, 2022 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Visitation: May 17, 2022 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home
190 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787

Mass: May 18, 2022 10:30 am

St. Patrick's R C Church Smithtown
280 E Main St

Private- Cremation:

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Michael J. Kennedy 's name.

Winters Center for Autism

92 Mahan Street
West Babylon, NY


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  1. Gina and Jeff, Tom and Jo-Ann, Anthony and Heather and other family members and friends: Barbara and I are so sorry for your loss. Michael was a great young man with so many attributes. He was blessed with a large family that we’ve come to know over the years. Michael squeezed in a lot of life in a short time. Whenever he visited his grandparents here in Florida, Michael made a positive impact upon those that met him. Michael was somewhat of an old soul and it showed in his enthusiasm when speaking with us old timers. Our condolences to all and we pray for Michael’s soul and that he rests in peace.

  2. Tom and Joann,
    We were so sorry to get this sad news. Know that you and all your family will be in our prayers. May God’s love comfort you at this very difficult time.

  3. Doug and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family and may God wrap his loving arms around all of you

  4. Tom and Jo-Ann and family,
    My sincere and heartfelt sympathy. May loving memories bring you peace and comfort during this most difficult time and for many years to come.

  5. Tom Jo-Ann & Family
    Dennis & I are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved grandson. No words can express the sorrow your family is enduring.
    May Michael Rest In Peace knowing he was loved
    by all her knew him.
    Our deepest condolences 💕
    Dennis & Denise Thompson

  6. It is with our deepest sympathy we send our prayers and love to Michael’s family. Kevin, Marylou, Joe and Joey. There are no words to express our sadness for you all. Praying God gives you all the strength you need at this time. may Michael Rest In Peace .

  7. Rest In Peace Michael, Kevin and Joann my deepest condolences, thinking about y’all during this very difficult time! Love y’all ❤️

  8. My heart goes out to you all. So very sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Tom and Jo-ann, there are no words strong enough to comfort you in Your loss of Michael. Bill and I are so sad for you and are keeping you in our prayers. Time doesn’t make the loss go away it just give us a chance to accept God’s decision to take someone from us. We love you both and will always be there for you.

  10. To all our Family, when we lose one of us we all carry the ache in our hearts. Our solace comes from the words of our Lord , “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted… “ our comfort comes from the love of Christ whose sacrifice ensures eternal Life. May Michael’s soul Rest In Peace and may perpetual Light shine upon him. Tommy and Family

  11. RIP Michael…
    My heart goes out to you and your family Kevin. Send prayers 🙏 and hugs. Stay as strong as you possibly can.

  12. Dearest Kevin and family, we are holding you close to our hearts at this difficult time. You are in our prayers for comfort, peace and strength. We love you, Donna Galluccio., Jordan and Dominick ❣️

  13. He was our sons 4th grade teacher. The end of His first teaching year was when everything closed because of the Pandemic, he tried to keep the kids so positive during the remote learning and putting together all the work and projects. May he Rest In Peace, our deepest condolences to you all.

  14. candleMy son had Mr. Kennedy in 4th grade. He loved him. They shared their love for hockey even though they loved opposing teams. He was such a great man!!

    So sorry for your loss

    Melissa Hesse
    Zachary Hesse

  15. Kevin, Aunt Mary Lou, Uncle Joe, and Joey- Our hearts break for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers Rest In Peace Michael.
    Love, Kathy Ann and family

  16. candleMy son had Mr Kennedy as his teacher for fourth grade. It was his first year as a full time teacher and he was wonderful with the kids. He was forced to work during the most difficult time as a teacher and did his best to keep the kids motivated during the pandemic. He only had six months before the world turned upside down and he had to learn a new way to teach. He had regular zoom visits with the kids just to check in and keep them in engaged and he was always there with a smile. My older son also had the pleasure of meeting Mr Kennedy as he had him as a substitute often during his time in elementary school. He still talks about what a great teacher he was. I am sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  17. We knew of Michael through his mom Gina. We only heard such great things about Michael.
    Our deepest condolences, to the family …
    May you Rest In Peace

  18. I am so sorry to hear the loss of Michael. Mike was a good friend of mine at St. Joseph’s. We took some classes together, became friends and spent time hanging out outside of class. We even went to an end of the year gala together, and I’m glad I’ll always have that memory to cherish. He was very kind, funny, and all around a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family and loved ones. My deepest condolences.

  19. Marylou,Joe,Joey and Kevin. There are no words to express the sorrow for the loss of your beloved Grandson Michael. May you find comfort in the memories of the love you all shared for each other. Rest In Peace Michael. Love Fran, Larry and family

  20. candleOur sincerest condolences to Gina and family on the passing of Michael. Prayers for all of you. May he RIP.

  21. Dear Gina, I am heartbroken for you on the loss of your son Michael.. Holding you and your family close ❤️ Jean

  22. Michael Kennedy was one of the nicest guys to ever walk into our building. He was a gentle and loving soul who treated all of our students with patience and kindness. The students of Chippewa loved his Scooby-Doo lunch box and there was never a shortage of smiles and high fives when he passed them in the hallway. This is a devastating loss for everyone who knew and loved him. Sending love and prayers to his family that they find the strength to get through the next few days ahead. Rest in peace Mike. You will be missed.

  23. I had the pleasure of working with Mike at Chippewa. His smile and kind and gentle demeanor is what I will remember most about him. He was loved by students and colleagues alike and will be missed in the halls of Chippewa. Rest easy Mike-may you be at peace and one with the angels above…..
    Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Condolences to all…..


  24. candleDear Gina, Tom, Jo-ann, Anthony and family,
    We are heartbroken to hear of Mikey’s passing. I fondly remember seeing Mikey as a baby many years ago when working with Tom at the pharmacy. Gina would bring him in to visit sometimes and we would all gather around him because he was such a happy, beautiful baby. May he dance with the angels in Heaven and be at peace. You are all in our thoughts, our prayers, and our hearts.
    Love always,
    Carmela and Dan Singer

  25. candleSad to see such a young soul go. I was an old student when he was a substitute. Deepest condolences for the family.

  26. Mr. Kennedy was my daughter’s 4th grade teacher. She said he was always kind and tried to make the class work fun. Even when the pandemic hit and the class went to remote learning he was there with them and made it work and made it interesting.
    My son also knew Mr. Kennedy and liked talking with him at school. Mr. Kennedy will be missed. Our sincere sympathies to his family, friends and students.

  27. My son had Mr. Kennedy as his teacher in 4th grade (2 years ago). I usually have to pull information out of my son to learn about his day at school but that year I used to get a full report as soon as he saw me as he couldn’t wait to share what new funny thing Mr. Kennedy said or what prank he pulled on him that day. That was a testimony to me that Mr. Kennedy had a wonderful way with the kids, they loved him and were never bored in his class. I cannot believe he is gone. My condolences to the family and friends for their loss. One thing for sure, the memory of Mr. Kennedy will live in us forever.

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