Martin Kennedy

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, September 21, 2024
Winchester Unitarian Society
478 Main St.
Winchester, Massachusetts, United States

Obituary of Martin C. Kennedy

Martin “Marty” Charles Kennedy, age 72, formerly of Winchester and Woburn MA, passed away on May 17, 2024 at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, MA. Marty was the oldest of nine children and grew up in Newton, MA and was married to Ellen A. Lang for over 48 years. Marty was a public educator in Boston and Somerville and worked at Didax, an educational publishing company for over 15 years. Early in his career he worked at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. At Perkins he was both an educator and worked at Howe Press, where he traveled the world training teachers to use braillers. Marty also served on the faculty at Framingham State University and taught management courses at the Graduate Continuing Education Department for over 30 years. Marty graduated from Boston College in 1973 with a BA and Master’s in Special Education, where he met his wife Ellen. Martin received an MBA from Northeastern in 1984. Marty was a devoted father and fierce advocate of his children Emmy Lang-Kennedy and Miles Lang-Kennedy. Marty was a loving husband, brother, son, father and friend and will be deeply missed. Marty was heavily involved with the Winchester Unitarian Society and enjoyed long walks around Horn Pond in Woburn, Castle Island, Crane’s Beach and Revere beach with family and friends. Marty loved learning new things including kayaking, biking, building meditation labyrinths and even a cabin in New Hampshire. The family thanks friends, family and loved ones for their support over the last several years as Marty struggled with multiple strokes and extended hospital stays. Marty is survived by his son Miles Lang-Kennedy of Woburn, MA, daughter Emmy Lang-Kennedy of College Park, MD and wife Ellen A. Lang of Somerville, MA. A memorial service will be held by the family at the Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main Street in Winchester on Saturday September 21 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.
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