Jeanette N. (Ruane)'s Story

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Jeanette N. (Ruane) Kenniff, born in Salem, Mass., on September 30, 1925, and a longtime resident of Cherry Hill, N.J., passed away quietly on April 12, 2017, at the age of 91. She was the daughter of Michael J. Ruane and Roseanna (nee Deschene).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; her sisters, Irene (Jefferis), Doris (Gibbons), Marguerite (Henken) and her brother, State Rep. J. Michael Ruane.
She is survived by her daughter, Leslie (Bradley); sons, Kevin (Susan) and Scott (Peggy Derr); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Helena Ruane; brother-in-law, Robert Kenniff; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 3 Margin St., Peabody, MA 01960. Friends and relatives are warmly invited for a viewing prior to the Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 226 North St., Salem, MA 01970. Arrangements are under the direction of the Murphy Funeral, 85 Federal St., Salem, MA 01970. For additional information or online guest book, please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
Published on  April 18, 2017
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