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Obituary for Sr. Ann Elizabeth "SR. Mary Siena, SMSM" Kennedy

Sr. Ann Elizabeth Kennedy
"Sr. Mary Siena SMSM"

Of Waltham, peacefully entered eternal life in the loving arms of her God on Monday, February 1st, 2021 at the Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham at the age of 94.

Sr. Mary Siena was born on Aug. 6, 1926 in Elmira, NY.

Sister came from a family of two boys, John and William, both deceased and 4 girls, Claire Gregan, Sr. Josepha, CSJ, Rosemary Paulson and herself (all deceased).

Sr. Mary Siena entered the Marist Missionary Sisters on Feb. 15, 1945 in Bedford, Massachusetts and took her first Vows on Aug. 15, 1949.

Sister received her R.N. in Nursing from St. John’s Hospital in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1952. She then received her Mission assignment to the Fiji Islands in 1953; where she worked using her artistic talents as well as nursing until returning to the United States in 1980.

Sister’s career took her to work as Chaplain in Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, in Jamaica teaching at the local Seminary and in Arlington, MA.

In 1997, Sister moved to Rocky Creek Retirement Village in Tampa, Florida; where she lived for four years.

Sister returned to Massachusetts in 2002 due to failing health. She worked assisting in the local communities until 2011 when due to failing health once again she had to move to St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham, MA.

Sister leaves several nieces, cousins and friends as well as her beloved Community of Marist Sisters Missionary Sisters.

Due to Covid 19, and out of concern for those Sr. Kennedy loved and cared for; the Marist Sisters will gather to celebrate Sr. Mary Siena's life and remember the love she shared at a private Graveside Funeral Service in the Marist Missionary Lot at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Watertown.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Marist Missionary Sisters
349 Grove St.
Waltham, MA. 02453