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November 7, 1949 – April 1, 2020

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Anita Kennedy
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Obituary for Anita Kennedy



WATERTOWN – Anita T. Kennedy, age 70, passed away peacefully at her brother in law’s home in Southbury on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 after a long courageous battle with breast cancer. She was the loving wife of David Kennedy.

Anita was born on November 7th, 1949 in Waterbury, CT the daughter of the late Peter and Lillian (Cipriano) Piscipo. Anita was a graduate of Crosby High School and worked as a beautician at Michael’s Beauty Salon in Waterbury. Anita always had a passion for caring for others which led her to go back to school to receive her CNA certificate. She spent many years working at Middlebury Convalescent Home until her retirement.

Anita enjoyed spending time at the beach especially in Maine and Rhode Island. She enjoyed taking trips to Ireland with her close friends, Jeff & Connie, and Billy & Noreen. Anita above all else enjoyed spending time with her family and always had a way of finding the good in other people. Anita was a talented cook and enjoyed cooking fine Italian meals for all of her family. She had a deep, unwavering Christian faith which surely kept her strong through her battle with cancer. She will be fondly remembered and missed by anyone’s life she has touched.

Left to cherish her memory and honor Anita’s love and legacy, besides her husband David of 22 years she leaves her daughter, Jodi DeLeo Thomas and her husband, Edward Jr. of Waterbury; her sister, Carol Pisciotti and her husband, Aldo of Waterbury; her brother in laws, Robert Fernandez of Wolcott, and Roger Kennedy and his wife, Patricia of Southbury; her sister in law, Nancy Dwyer and her husband, Tim of Austin, TX; her adoring grandson Edward Thomas III of Florida as well as many beloved nieces and nephews who she always enjoyed spending time with. Anita is predeceased by her sister, Patricia Fernandez; her brother, Peter Piscipo her brother in law, Joseph Kennedy and his wife Nancy, and her nephew Joe Fernandez

The Kennedy family would like to thank and acknowledge Dr. Sabbeth, Dr. Housman and all the staff at the Leever Cancer Center as well as Dr. Silverman and the staff at Waterbury Pulmonary Associates and the Hartford Hospital Hospice Team for all the loving care and support they provided to Anita and her family during her illness.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Anita can be made to the Harold Leever Cancer Center 1075 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06708.

Due to the current corona virus guidelines and associated governmental restrictions regarding the pandemic, all services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. O’Neill Funeral Home 742 Main St Oakville has been honored to assist the Kennedy family during this difficult time. Memories endure only if you share them, so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Kennedy family on Anita’s tribute page at

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Interment Information

Mount Olivet Cemetery
599 Platt Road
Watertown, CT 06795
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