Brian Kenny
Brian Kenny

Obituary of Brian E. Kenny

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Brian E. Kenny, 64, died May 9, 2023 at his home in Bangor after a brief but courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Dec. 7, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of William A. and Mary E. (Murphy) Kenny.

Brian spent his early childhood in beloved Cork, Ireland.   He moved to Bangor in 1965 where he attended both public and parochial schools.  He had a love for music, theater, and the performing arts, participating in drama, one act plays and Shakespeare on the River.  He was gifted story teller and a natural born comedian with a great sense of timing and delivery.  He would often have everyone in hysterics with the voices of characters he could imitate, especially his mother. Following High School, he attended the University of Maine and NESCOM. He lived some of his adult life in Boston, Winston-Salem, N.C. and Norman OK before moving back to Bangor.   Brian took pride working in the hospitality industry and was known as providing excellent service with customers asking for him routinely. He was so grateful to his coworkers and Cathy Dorr for their ongoing support through his illness. He was also a talented Bartender, making legendary Manhattans. Spending time with family was very important to Brian.  Holidays, vacations and outings to concerts were always memorable due to the fun and joy he added to each occasion. He has a special bond with each of his nieces and nephews, always championing their strengths and potential.  

Surviving in addition to his mother of Bangor are three brothers and three sisters, William (Barbara) of Clarkston, MI, Kevin (Marcella) of Bangor, Fergus (Tricia) of Goldsboro, NC, Catherine Warme (Steven) of Winslow, Elizabeth Kenny-Day (Tim) of Benton and Geraldine Webster (Andrew) of York; nieces and nephews Liam, Joseph, Aubrey, Connor, Ned, Carli, Brendan, Ainsley, Colin, Aiden, Maeve and Kiera.

Family and friends may visit 5 – 7 PM Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St John’s Catholic Church, York St., Bangor and will be livestreamed HERE .Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor with a reception in the church hall immediately following. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401 or at Messages and memories of Brian may be shared with his family on the tribute wall of



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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Kiley & Foley Funeral Service
299 Union St.
Bangor, Maine, United States
(207) 942-0392

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
St. Paul The Apostle Parish, St. Johns Catholic Church
217 York St.
Bangor, Maine, United States

Burial & Reception

Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor and a reception will follow in the church center afterward
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