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January 13, 2023
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Richard Kennel, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest at home on Friday, January 13, 2023. He was 82 years old.
Private funeral services are under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Avenue Harrison, NJ 07029.
Born in New York, NY, he lived in Flushing, Queens, NY, before settling in Harrison in 1978. Richard worked as a Limousine Driver for Wolf Barney Livery in Kearny for many years. Prior to that, he worked as a Taxi Driver in Manhattan, and he was a member of the Taxi Cab Union.
He served his country in the Navy Airforce during the Vietnam War and his highest achieved Rank was Squadrons duty officer. During his military service, he was stationed in Italy and Germany. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Richard earned a B.S. degree in Architecture & Science from New York University, New York, NY.
Richard was an innovator and inventor. In his lifetime he was able to obtain a few patents.
Predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann Kennel (nee O’Grady), Richard is survived by, his nieces and nephews, William Heutele, Joan (Raul) Sloezen, Rosemary Kaufman, Patricia (Jose) Maderro, and Michael O’Grady, James Kennel, Suzanne Nobile and grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his Parents Charles and Suzanne Kennel and His siblings, Charles and William Kennel and by his Nephews Steven O’Grady, John O’Grady III and Niece Margaret Calero.
If you would like to send a condolence message to his family, please visit www.mulliganfh.com.