Joseph P. Kenney Jr. of Vineyard Haven died at his home on August 22. He was 68. He was the husband of Karen S. Brelsford Kenney.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1952, in Greenwich, Conn. to Joseph P. Kenney Sr. and Gertrude Kenney. He graduated from Greenwich High School and earned an associate’s degree from Chester Institute for Technical Education.

He worked for Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Conn. and then as the hardware manager for Hinckley’s in Vineyard Haven. He enjoyed wood working and model making.

In addition to his wife, Karen, he is survived by his daughter, Lauren Graham of Naugatuck, Conn.; his sister, Sandra Kenney of Vineyard Haven; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Joseph B. Kenney 3rd, who died in 2005.

A graveside service officiated by Rev. Dr. Roger Spinney will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 28 at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.

Donations can be made to the American Legion, P.O. Box 257, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

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