1939 – 2023
Putnam – Dorothy A. (Smick) Kenyon Matriarch of the family at 83 of Providence St., died Monday evening, January 23, 2023, at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late John Kenyon. Born in Dudley, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mable (Wood) Smick.
Mrs. Kenyon worked for Woodstock Line for over 30 years retiring at age 81 due to her illness.
She enjoyed playing BINGO at St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale and Garden Baptist Church in Ballouville.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Diana Lefebvre and her husband Mark; her grandchildren, Catrina Vanasse and her husband Dennis, Oscar McDuffee, Jr. and his wife Gloria, Jessica Lefebvre, and her fiancé Willis, Mark Lefebvre, Jr., Joseph Tetreault, Tara Aiken, and Patrick Audet; her brother in laws, Tom Kenyon and his wife Sue and Paul Kenyon; her stepchildren, Shawn Kenyon and his wife Barbara, Debbie Phillips and her husband Tom, Jean Mayo, and Kelly Kenyon; 15 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Great Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Donna Tetreault and her 5 brothers and 4 sisters.
A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Jamie and Debra Heath
What an amazing woman! Always full of life, full of joy and laughter. A real treasure to all that knew her. Deb and I offer our condolences to “Gram’s” family and her friends. I have fond memories of her from my childhood on Railroad Street to calling her winning numbers at Saint Joseph Bingo. Bingo will never been the same without her. This world was a better place with her in it. May she Rest in Peace and may each of you take comfort that she fought the fight and stayed active until nearly her last day. Our prayers and love are with each of you.
Dolly was such a nice lady. It was apparent her family meant everything to her. Her love of bingo was also well known. How will I know NOT to keep a wild number in the camera now without hearing her call out “wild”? Rest In Peace Dolly!
Not only did Dolly come to St. Joseph’s Bingo every week, she was also a “behind the scenes worker”. While she was still working, every week she would arrive and come to tell me how many $10 dollar bills she had for me when I ran out…..!!!
We have enjoyed her presence every week right up until last week. We know that she will join our many other players who watch over us every Thursday from their reserved seats in the “big, special bingo hall”.
You fought the good fight with your family supporting you, and now we know you will rest in peace.
Jackie and Diane
Dolly may you Rest in Peace. The dear lord took am Amazing woman who worked hard all her life. May you Rest in Peace Love Shirley Ray and Phillip Houle
I love you grams. A true warrior and hero to many. I’ll forever be grateful for the time we’ve had together and hope your trip up was a beautiful one. I’m glad we talked the other day. Tell my mom I love her. Hug and kisses Grandma till we meet again
Dolly I didn’t know you very well but I enjoyed seeing you at Garden City Bingo and St. Joseph’s Bingo also. Your family was always with you and watching out for you. They loved you very much. I’m sure they are very sad that you have gone to be with the Lord but also happy that your pain is now gone and you are in a better place. May you Rest in Peace dear lady.
My sympathy from table #1 at St Joe’s Bingo to your family. I didn’t know you very well, however you always said “hello” to me every week these past 7 years. Unknown to you, you made me happy. God bless you and may you find joy in heaven.
Clarice Guillot, (give me your good luck)
Gramma I am so grateful to have spent these last few months with u. Listing to your story’s about Pepe and even me lol. I will miss u and all the fun we had at bingo together. I miss u this house isn’t the same without you here. I am taking care of willow for u the best I can. She still fights with DMXS.( MONKEY BUTT) REST EASY GRAMMA UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. GIVE DONNA MY LOVE AND PEPE TOO. LOVE ALWAYS OJ AND GLORIA MCDUFFEE
Please accept my sincere condolences.