Obituary: Mary Catherine Powers Kennard

Mary Catherine Powers Kennard, social worker, first grade teacher, wife of the late John E. Kennard Sr., daughter of Mary L. and John D. Powers, died July 5, at her home in Morningside, Milford.

Born in Waterbury on Aug. 18, 1919.

Survived by children, Mary Elizabeth, Cynthia and her husband, Vittorio Morandin, John E. and his wife, Martha L., and Suzanne and her husband, Arthur E. Rhatigan Jr., five grandchildren, and many nieces, grand nieces and nephews, cousins and great cousins.

Services: Tuesday, July 11, 10:30 a.m., St. Agnes Church, 400 Merwin Avenue, Milford. Burial will follow in Saint Mary Cemetery, Milford. Calling hours: Monday July 10, 4-8 p.m., Cody-White Funeral Home, Milford.

Memorial contributions: the Mary Fund, a donor advised fund created with her dedication to education and reading in mind, at the Valley Community Foundation 253-A Elizabeth Street Derby, CT 06418 or made online at