Elizabeth A. (Betty) Kenahan

KENAHAN, Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Welshman), 86, of East Providence, passed away at home Tuesday morning, Aug. 16, 2016. She was the beloved wife of David A. Kenahan, they had been married for 63 years. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Laura L. (McMahon) Welshman. She was a lifelong resident of East Providence. Mrs. Kenahan loved listening to Talk Radio, doing word search puzzles and most of all being a homemaker and taking care of her family. Besides her husband she leaves her children, Peter W. Kenahan, Charles M. Kenahan, Anne M. Karmon, Arthur A. Kenahan and Elizabeth A. “Liz” O’Connor and her husband Mark; fifteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late David Jr. and Mary E. Kenahan and sister of the late Barbara Norato, Charles and Donald Welshman. Her funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at 9 am from the PERRY-McSTAY Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am in St. Martha Church, Pawtucket Ave., East Providence. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7 pm. In Lieu of flowers contributions to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 in her memory would be appreciated.