Joseph Guilford Kenn, Jr., age 73 of Pinehurst, formerly of Inwood, Long Island, NY passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

Joseph was born on July 29, 1945 in Far Rockaway, NY to the late Joseph Guilford Kenn and Doris Alice Furneau Kenn. After high school, he attended Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Florida.  Joseph was an avid sports fan, especially football. He retired from the Sanitary District # 1 in Inwood, NY after 45 years of service. He was President and Man of the Year for the Long Island Sanitation Officials Association.  Joseph served as an Inwood Fire Department Commissioner from 2000-2007. He will be remembered for his passion for sports where he was on the original team and coached for many years for the Inwood Buccaneers. He was also an avid Lawrence High School Football fan.  Joseph will be remembered for his love of the coast, enjoying a good cigar and cherishing his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren

He is survived by his daughter, Dorianne Kenn; a son, Joseph Kenn and wife Angela; four grandchildren, Joseph Kenn IV (Morgan), Peter Kenn, Doug Harrison and James Harrison; great-grandchildren, Leighton Kenn and Joseph Kenn V; a niece, Jennifer Boggs (Kim Helms) and two nephews, Jimmy Boggs (Amy) and Jeffrey Boggs (LeighAnn). He is also survived by numerous relatives and friends in New York and North Carolina.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Caroline Ann Kenn, a sister, Judy Boggs and brother-in-law, James Boggs.

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinehurst, NC.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.

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