Donald P. Kenney, a longtime resident of Rye, N.Y., died of natural causes on February 27, 2020, just three days shy of his 91st birthday.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 1, 1929, he was the son of Theresa and Edward Kenney Sr. After graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School, he went on to Cooper Union College, where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering, and received his master’s degree at NYU.
He met Margaret Mary (Peggy) McGovern in the early 1950s and they were married in Brooklyn in 1956. With seven children in tow, in 1969 they moved to Rye to raise their family and resided there for 25 years.
Mr. Kenney spent most of his career working for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, leading the Pensions Department. He also taught computer science at Pace University, was the author of college-level computer science textbooks, had a few year’s stint with Mobile Corp., and owned his own consulting business.
Active in Rye and known for his love of sports, he was a regular at his daughters’ basketball and lacrosse games. He coached his sons’ Little League and Babe Ruth teams and could be seen each year marching in their opening day parades.
Mr. Kenney was predeceased by his wife Peggy in 1989; his granddaughter Moorea DesRoches in 2016; his partner Theresa Malone in 2018; and his son Robert in 2019. He is survived by his children: Donald, Eileen, David, Joseph, Brian, and Susan, and their spouses, as well as 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Don Kenney was buried at Greenwood Union Cemetery on March 3.