In Memory Of

Mr. William J.
Kenney
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Service Information

Visitation
Friday, May 14, 2021
to
A special request;

Reception to follow at 11AM at the Garden City Country Club: 206 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation be made in his name to: Garden City Turkey Trot - Challenger Division, P.O. Box 187, Garden City, New York 11530 or to a charity of your choice.

 

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR VISITATION

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Upon entering the building:

1. Under Governor Andrew Cuomo's guidance, all visitors must keep a mask or face covering on at all times and practice social distancing during the entire duration of their visitation. 

2. All persons attending will have their temperature taken upon entering the building. 

3. Each Chapel has it's own maximum capacity, Fairchild Sons will police this policy and we thank you for your cooperation in following their directions. In the event that the chapel becomes at maximum capacity, we will request for you to wait outside of the building until someone else leaves the visitation. At that time we will make you aware that you are able to enter the building to pay your respects. 

Thank you for your cooperation during this time

Obituary

KENNEY, William (Bill) J., of North Hills, New York, and Naples, Florida, died on May 3, 2021, after a brief illness. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Diane Kenney; they celebrated 50 years of marriage in October 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, Emily and Walter Kenney, and by his dear brother Jim and sister-in-law Marina Kenney. Bill is also survived by his sister Kath Bergin (Joe) of Naples, Florida. He will be greatly missed by his brothers-in-law, Dennis Donnelly (Nancy) and John Donnelly (Donna), by his sister-in-law Dorothea Warren (John), and by his many nieces and nephews.  Bill was born in Brooklyn but grew up in Garden City, New York, where he attended St. Joseph School and graduated from Garden City High School, Class of 1964. What followed was a storied career on Wall Street in the government bond sector. Bill was a driving force behind the firm Carroll, McEntee and McGinley, now HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., establishing offices in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Fort Lauderdale. He was a founding partner of Kenney Branisel, and later worked at Speer, Leeds & Kellogg before retiring from Goldman Sachs.  Bill’s interests were as varied and wide-ranging as his travels. He and Diane enjoyed planning European river cruises and travels for family and friends, known as Kenney Tours. Bill was perfectly at ease entertaining family and friends whether it was at the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway Shows, on fishing trips to the Bahamas, or golf outings to Ireland. He also enjoyed time spent with his friends at the New Canaan Society. Bill’s warm and engaging personality lit up any room he entered; his kindness and generosity to loved ones, friends and strangers alike, was legendary.  Bill was a member of the Garden City Golf Club, the Sands Point Golf Club, and Grey Oaks Country Club. He is loved by many whose lives were enriched by his presence.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation be made in his name to: Garden City Turkey Trot - Challenger Division, P.O. Box 187, Garden City, New York 11530 or to a charity of your choice. Funeral services entrusted to Fairchild Sons Funeral Home in Garden City, New York.
 

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