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Eugene Cullen Kennedy

August 28, 1928 - June 3, 2015

Eugene Cullen Kennedy, Ph.D, age 86. Dr. Kennedy was a theologian, psychologist, best-selling author, and syndicated columnist. He was widely recognized as a keen observer of the human condition. Born in 1928 in Syracuse, New York, Dr. Kennedy received his A.B. Degree from Maryknoll College in 1950, was ordained a prie…read more

Eugene Cullen Kennedy, Ph.D, age 86. Dr. Kennedy was a theologian, psychologist, best-selling author, and syndicated columnist. He was widely recognized as a keen observer of the human condition. Born in 1928 in Syracuse, New York, Dr. Kennedy received his A.B. Degree from Maryknoll College in 1950, was ordained a priest at the Maryknoll Seminary in 1955, and received his Ph.D in Psychology from The Catholic University in Washington, DC in 1962. He served as a professor of psychology for more than twenty-five years, retiring from Chicago’s Loyola University as professor emeritus.
Dr. Kennedy will be best remembered as a voice for the Catholic community; his unique blend of psychology, theology, and compassionate humanism guided his work. He also served on the Board of Directors for the King Kullen Grocery Co., a family-owned business founded in 1930 in Long Island, New York. Dr. Kennedy was actively involved in the business until his death. Dr. Kennedy was the loving and devoted husband of Dr. Sara Kennedy nee Charles, with whom he collaborated on many projects. Dear brother of Bernard (Dorothy) Kennedy. Brother-in-law of Isabel Charles, Josephine (late Richard) McGinnis, William (Patricia) Charles, Patricia (Burton) Went, The late James (late JoAnne) and the late Peter (Kay) Charles. Cherished uncle and great uncle of more than 50 nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers that family asks that donations be made to Catholic Relief Services, 770 N Halsted St # 170, Chicago, IL 60642 and Chicago’s Big Shoulders fund, 212 W Van Buren St #900 Chicago, IL 60607. Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 10 at Old St. Patrick Catholic Church, 700 West Adams St. Chicago, IL from 5:00 PM until time of Mass at 6:30 PM. Interment will be held privately.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Old St. Patrick's Church

700 W Adams St
Chicago, IL

Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 10 at Old St. Patrick Catholic Church, 700 West Adams St. Chicago, IL from 5:00 PM until time of Mass at 6:30 PM.


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Old St. Patrick's Church

700 W Adams St
Chicago, IL

Funeral Mass at 6:30 PM at Old St. Patrick’s Church.


Cemetery Information

Interment Private.


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers that family asks that donations be made to Catholic Relief Services, 770 N Halsted St # 170, Chicago, IL 60642 and Chicago’s Big Shoulders fund, 212 W Van Buren St #900 Chicago, IL 60607.


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