Joanne (Briggs) Kenyon

Council 94 Family,
It is with great sadness that I regret to inform you of the passing of Joanne (Briggs) Kenyon, age 64, of Exeter, who earned her heavenly wings on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. She was the beloved wife of David W. Kenyon and the daughter of Joan M. (Howard) Briggs and the late James E. F. Briggs, Sr.
Joanne was employed by the Exeter -West Greenwich School Department where she worked as a custodian, retiring less than a year ago. She was the former Union President of Local 2636 and a negotiating committee member. Besides helping her fellow employees, she enjoyed needlepoint, playing cards, and watching old western movies with her husband, David. Joanne was an avid fan of the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Braves. She loved spending time with her friends and family, most especially her granddaughter, Jaelynn.
She was the loving mother of Joshua Briggs Kenyon; devoted grandmother of Jaelynn Grace Spencer Kenyon; and caring sister of John W. Briggs. Joanne is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her two brothers, James E. F. Briggs, Jr. and Jack R. Briggs. She will be missed by her family, many friends, and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joanne’s family.
A visitation will be held on Monday, March 13, 2023, from 4-7 pm in the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Rd., North Kingstown. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 11 am in the Exeter Chapel, 765 Ten Rod Rd., Exeter. Her burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
J. Michael Downey