John E. Kenney, IV

January 18, 1955 ~ June 29, 2022 (age 67) 67 Years Old


John E. Kenney, IV, 67, of Harrisville, RI passed away on June 29, 2022 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. He was the son of Judith (Pires) Benevides and the late John E. Kenney, III.

 He formerly lived in Warwick, RI. John was the husband of Loreen (Lori) Angelo Kenney

 John worked for Estes Trucking as both a local and over-the-road truck driver prior to his retirement in December of 2021. He was also a New England Teamster for many years.

 Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Daniel and Matthew Kenney as well as his two daughter-in-laws, Carrie Kenney and Lisa Belshaw  all from Burrillville.

 He was the loving grandfather to his three grandchildren, Tyler and Bianca Kenney and Brady Belshaw.

 He also leaves behind his siblings, Joseph J. Kenney of E. Providence, Jeffrey G. Kenney of Burrillville, Manuel J. “Manny” Benevides of Los Angeles., Carlos F. Benevides of NY., Kimberly (Larry) Benevides Busteed of Coventry along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Mathieu.

He was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast participating in many charity bike runs. He also liked SCUBA diving, golf, cigars, puttering around in the garage drinking beer and always enjoyed a good whiskey.

He was a proud marine that served during the Vietnam era.

Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 1496 Victory Hwy., Oakland, RI.

A Memorial bike run will start at 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the Burrillville High School , Due to unforseen circumstances the celebration of life scheduled for 2 – 8 PM at 180 Colwell Road, Harrisville, RI 02830 (Casual attire) has been canceled.

 In lieu of flowers, donation in memory of John can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John E. Kenney, IV, please visit our floral store.


Memorial Bike Run
August 27, 2022

12:00 PM
Burrillville High School
425 East Ave
Harrisville, RI 02830

Celebration of Life
August 27, 2022

2:00 PM
family home
180 Colwell Road
Harrisville, RI 02830


Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997


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