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Francis Joseph Kearney

03/01/1935 - 04/15/2022

Francis Joseph Kearney

03/01/1935 - 04/15/2022


Obituary For Francis Joseph Kearney

Francis Joseph Kearney, 87 of Bristol died Friday, April 15th at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he was the son of the late Joseph Francis and Rose Anne (O'Rourke) Kearney. He was married to his beloved Margaret "Rita" Frances (Priestly) Kearney for over 60 years.
Mr Kearney and Family immigrated to Bristol from Northern Ireland on Sept 4, 1975. He was a mechanic and founder/owner of Emerald Auto in Bristol. He was a cyclist who loved to race in Ireland. He loved football and especially the Patriots. He enjoyed fishing. He loved making things out of metal. He enjoyed singing and dancing with his wife and was a fan of cowboy movies.
He was the loving father of Gary (Sandy) Kearney of Swansea; Brian (Andrea) Kearney of Warren; Julie Kearney-Veader of Bristol and Joanne (Wally) Quinn of Warren. He leaves two sisters, Patricia White of Warren and Maureen Dalton of Bristol. He was the dear grandfather of Alisha, Ryan, Tara, Brandon, Riley, Jenna, CJ, Jordan and Kasey.
Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, where family with receive friends, Wednesday, April 20th, 4-8pm. Funeral will be Thursday, 8:30am from the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St Mary's Church, 330 Wood Street, Bristol. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground, Bristol.

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  • Rita and family, so sorry for your loss. He was a kind man. I was away and just heard about his passing. I'm so very sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • To Rita and family, Sorry to hear of your loss . He was a true gentleman... From your cousins the Kearney's of Tullynichol Tullysaran County Armagh Ireland and their extended families.. Also we extend our sympathies to Maureen and Pat and your families.. forever hands across the sea united by a family bond xx From the Kearneys

  • To Julie & the Kearney Family, our deepest condolences and Sympathy in your loss, Francis, RIP you will be in our Prayers.

  • Dearest Rita and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May your dear husband rest in heavenly peace. With heartfelt sympathy, Debbie Burns, Sisters in Survival

  • My deepest sympathy to the Kearney family. I remember meeting you all when you first came to visit your sisters family. I am so happy that you all made a wonderful second home in Bristol. My prayers go out to everyone, including Maureen's family.

  • I am so very sorry you have lost Joe. He was a wonderful, caring, and kind person. I will miss him so much. Jamie Sunderland

  • I'm so sorry. My deepest sympathies to your family.

  • To the Kearney family, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kearney family. Joe was a respectful and gentleman. He will be missed by many. Our deepest condolences. Bob and Pam Wing

  • What a wonderful man.Everyone who knew Joe loved him for being so kind.He was just a great person.He will be missed.

  • To the Kearney Family, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Kearney's passing. He was a very nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.

  • Lots of love and wonderful memories of Uncle Joe's gentleness and heartwarming smiles. We will miss you but will always remember you. Caroline, Ken, Emily

  • Sorry to hear of his Passing..Joe was a jolly sort and loved to laugh. He will be Missed.

  • Julie so sorry for your family's loss 🙏

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