By the family
Apr. 22, 2020: Walter James Kenney (Jim), age 74, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020, at New Rochelle Hospital in New York.
Jim was born September 22, 1945, to Emily and Walter Kenney. He was raised in Garden City Long Island with his brother Bill Kenney, and his sister Kath Kenney Bergin.
Jim attended Adelphi University on Long Island, where he played varsity football. Mr. Kenney went on to achieve the rank of Lieutenant in the United States Navy, where he fought for his country in the Vietnam War.
Jim achieved great success on Wall Street, where he was a Government bond trader for Lehman Brothers and Prudential Securities. His pursuits in the financial services industry continued to present day where he was a mortgage loan professional at Wells Fargo securities.
Jim was a devoted husband and father. His late wife, Marina Kenney, passed away in 2011 after a brave fight with breast cancer.
Jim Kenney is survived by his son Stephen Kenney, daughter-in-law Jennifer Kenney, grand-daughter Grace “Gracie girl” Kenney, and twin grandsons William and James Kenney, who were named after Jim and his brother Bill. Jim was a very proud father and grandfather and was loved immensely by his family.
Jim was a social pillar in his hometown of Bronxville, NY. He was a regular at Underhill’s Crossing, and would always welcome his friends and family with a large smile. His laugh was infectious, his heart was enormous, and his motto throughout good times and bad was to always “maintain your sense of humor.”
Jim Kenney will be buried with his loving wife, Marina, at Gates of Heaven Cemetery, and a memorial service will be held at a later date to celebrate his life. We miss and love you, Grandpa Jim. We will carry your strength and positive attitude with us daily, and always aspire to be more like Jim.