MERRILL – Nadine Rita (Lawlis) Kennedy, 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior February 13, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 9, 1928 in Merrill, Maine to Preston and Alice (Splan) Lawlis, Sr.
Nadine was married to the love of her life, Ralph C. Kennedy for 57 years. Together they raised 3 children: Penny Kennedy Nadeau (Billy), Athlea Kennedy Hersey (Linnwood), and Donald Kennedy (Lee). To the testament of the woman she was, she is also survived by grandchildren who adored her: Terri Nadeau Connolly, Robbie Nadeau, Stephanie Hersey Emery, Kathy Hersey Bushey, Secret Kennedy Skinner, Donnie Kennedy; twelve great-grandchildren; and a special sister-in-law, Josephine Lawlis and Kay Driscoll, who were both like sisters to her.
Nadine and her husband loved to travel with their dear friends Janet and Junior Hardy. Nadine enjoyed playing cards, cooking, gardening, and was well known as a caregiver.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her siblings, Gerald, Preston, Jr., Eloise Fisher, Reginald Lawlis; and son-in-law, Linnwood Hersey.
There will be a Celebration of Life service for Nadine on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Oakfield Bethel Pentecostal Church at 2:00 PM (visitation at 1:00 PM) with Reverend Sterling Lawrence officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to Sarah’s House of Maine, 346 Main Road, Holden, ME 04429 (