Molly (Mary Ellen) Kennedy (nee Lahey)

July 20, 1953 to May 9, 2023


To view the service for Molly Kennedy on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 12 noon, please click the following link:


Molly (Mary Ellen) Kennedy (nee Lahey), age 69, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 surrounded by family and friends in the Palliative Care Unit at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre after a short battle with cancer.  She was born on Bell Island to Philip and Catherine Lahey, the youngest of twelve children.

Molly will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Clayton, sons Wayne (Tammy), Jamie (Rosalie), Don (Tiffany), stepdaughter Bernadette (John), grandchildren Daniel, Logan, Ava, Layla, Hayden, Dominic, William, and Matthew, brothers Gerald and Philip and sister Nancy; as well as many relatives and friends.

Molly was predeceased by her parents, brothers Donald, Jim, George, and Johnny and sisters Catherine, Bridie, Alice, and Veronica.

Molly will be remembered for her beautiful singing voice, friendly smile, outgoing personality, and her commitment to hard work.  She shared her gift of song while performing at numerous Country, Bluegrass, and Irish music concerts and events.  She was an active volunteer and spent many hours entertaining at local fundraisers and for charities throughout the region.  Molly enjoyed a wonderful career with Facilities Management at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.  She enjoyed travelling whether it was around the province or to other countries and spending time with family and friends.  Molly always loved a cup of Tetley tea with Carnation milk, as her friends will always remember.  

Visitation will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, May 11, 2023 and from 2:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday, May 12, 2023 at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s.  Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 12:00 noon in the Carnell Memorial Chapel at 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s.  Interment to follow at All Saint’s Anglican Cemetery, 145-161 Dunn Hill Road, Foxtrap.  The service will be livestreamed and can be viewed using the link above.  

The family would like to extend gratitude to all the staff of the Newfoundland and Labrador Cancer Clinic, Health Science Centre Intensive Care Unit and The Miller Centre Palliative Care Unit.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Flowers will be graciously accepted.




6-9 p.,. on May 11, 2023

2-7 p.m. on May 12, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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12:00pm, Saturday May 13th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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My condolences to , Mollys family. I am Bernice. Don Lahey his daughter. We always look like sisters lol.. God bless

To Molly’s family. My heart goes out to you all It’Bernice, Don’s daughter.

We were deeply saddened to learn of Molly’s passing. Before retirement, she and Neil worked in the same building at MUN. She was cheerful, outgoing, friendly — always fun to be with. We shared interest and involvement in music; Molly was a great performer with a unique vocal style. We know she’ll be missed by many.

To Clayton and family I was saddened to hear the passing of Molly. I had worked with her with the cleaning services with Facilities Management in the Education Building with her. I would always remember her singing and present demeanour. Please accept my sincere condolences 💐.

Molly was always the first person to say good morning to me at the Faculty of Education. I enjoyed our chats and her fine sense of humour. Rest in peace Molly.

Bernadette and John and all the family our thoughts and condolences are with you at this sad time. This picture of Molly she loved music. May she rest in peace. Gladys and Larry and family

So so sorry to just get this news. I loved her singing as much as I loved her personality. I will miss her and remember her always.

Sorry for you loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May she Rest In Peace

We are deeply saddened by Molly’s passing. She was a sweet lady and a very talented. performer She will be dearly missed. Rest in peace, dear friend.

We’re so sorry to hear of Molly’s passing, We are all going to miss her so much at the music events she graced with her presence. God bless you Molly.

My name is Kimberley and I first Met molly number of years back when my mom who has also passed on to heaven,mom and i use to go to the Kirk coffee house where Molly and Clayton use to sing.Mollly you had a beautiful singing voice I dearly loved your singing you touched my heart and soul with your singing.May god bless you.My mom is with you know Alma Kreiger.God bless you Molly.You are truly a singing angel.

We are very sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. We knew Molly from Memorial University and spoke with her daily for many years. She was a warm and caring individual, with a pleasant demeanor and warm sense of humor. We always enjoyed our conversations with her. She will be sorrowfully missed.

Sending condolences to Wayne , Jamie and Don today along with her husband and all family friends and loved ones grieving the loss of a beautiful woman . Hugs to you all and prayers to give you strength in the hard days . Xoxoxo


I’ll never forget joining Molly for one of the music nights in the basement of St. Augustine’s Church. Her love of music and people bubbled through in everything she did (and I first discovered Molly’s love for singing when she was cleaning floors at MUN in the Fac. of Education) Her eyes, they shone like the diamonds…Was that beautiful voice coming from inside a classroom? You bet–and Molly lives on in our hearts.

This is sad to hear the news of Molly’s passing. Her smile and a little chat in the hallway will make your day. I am thinking of her family and offer sincere condolences.

Very sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. She was a welcome face at the Faculty of Education . I always enjoyed our chats about family and her love of music. Her meticulous attention and care of the Discovery Play centre for our visiting children from MUN childcare was always noted. Puppets and toys were always miraculously returned to their rightful place for the children to find the following day. My thoughts are with her family at this time.

I was so saddened to hear of Molly’s passing. Always a warm welcoming smile and always time for a little chat, she was dearly missed when she retired from the Faculty of Education.. My condolences to her family.

So sad to hear this. Molly made my day brighter with her smile and cheerfulness, each day I came into work. Thankful for the joy she gave us all; Praying that as a family her singing will reverberate throughout your memories.

We at the Education Library are so sad to hear of Molly’s passing. She was a firecracker who always had time for a story and a smile. She took a genuine interest in us and our families and was a fixture in the Faculty of Education. Our thoughts are with her friends and family.

Very sorry to learn of Molly’s passing. I knew her for many years when she worked in the Faculty of Education. She was a wonderful person. My condolences to her family.

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Molly’s recent passing. Molly was a welcomed visitor at my desk in the Faculty of Education. I have great memories of her stories and our chats. Thinking of her family and friends during this difficult time. A smile comes to my face when I think of her.

We are so saddened to hear of Molly’s passing. She was a beautiful soul with such an amazing voice. She will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to Clayton and family.

Rob and Helen Sparkes

So sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Clayton , so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. I know you will cherish all the memories of you singing and performing together..My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time..

Clayton, my heart is saddened for you as your sweet Molly is no longer with you but thank God she isn’t suffering. I hope this give will give you some comfort. She was blessed with an Angel singing voice. May God hold you and your family up at this sad time. My prayers and thoughts go with you.

Clayton and family,
Our sincere condolences on your loss. May you find comfort in the love and support from your family and friends at this sad time.

Sending my deepest condolences to the family. Molly was a treasured member of the Faculty of Education. Molly ‘s smile and stories not to Mention her singing were a welcome gift to anyone who knew her!

Fondly remembered!

Sorry to hear of Molly’s passing as she was a wonderful person and a great singer, we have fond memories of her at many Jams and music events. Jordan & Inez, Carbonear.

Clayton and Family,
Sending my sincere condolence on Molly’s passing. She was like a friend to all who knew her and she will be sorely missed.Thinking of you at this very sad time.

Clayton & Family,

So sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. We will surely miss her visits every summer when you and her came to our house.

Thinking of you all with sympathy,

Gloria & Eric

Clayton I am so saddened to hear your beautiful singing angel has passed.. What a songster she was and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her at the Open Mic. She will not be forgotten and will be remembered often as the years go by. Pretty sure she has now joined with all her singing friends who have passed before her. May they sing their hearts out for all the angels to hear. Huge Hugs Clayton.
RIP Beautiful Molly. Ellen Pickett, Conception Harbour.

Clayton & Family, sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. My thoughts and prayers and with you and all you family at this very sad time. Vicki Larkin

Molly (5’9’23) 7th fret, open ^E / mod fpd

Molly. I will miss you & know I’m not alone.
Angels have come for ye – come to take you home.
I loved playing music with ye & I wanted you to know. There’ll be singing tonight. You’ll join in I suppose.

Join in with your lovely voice, singing on high.
As well heaven will welcome you. It’ll be rockin tonight.
I’m sorry you have left us. You surely will be missed.
All those who know you know,
that we have been blessed.

Blessed to have you Molly as a part of all our lives.
For myself, I will treasure all the wonderful times
when you & I played together
– when we shared the stage.
May it give God great pleasure
to know you’re on your way.

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Molly’s passing! My deepest condolences to her family. RIP Molly! Your beautiful singing voice will be missed!!

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Molly’s recent passing. Molly was a great friend while working in the Education Building at MUN. She was always happy to drop by for a chat about her love of music and travel. We will remember her fondly. Thinking of her family and friends and hoping happy memories provide comfort during this difficult time.

We were incredibly saddened to hear of your loss. Molly was always so thoughtful and kind. She will truly be missed.

To Clayton, family and friends, my heart is filled with sadness over the passing of dear talented and beautiful Molly. May all your very happy memories help you get through the next days and Molly go rest high on that mountain. RIP

I am sorjty to dear the passing of Moolie.She was a good singer.Both of you worked good together.

My condolences, so sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. She was a very talented lady who brought joy to many with her music, may she rest in peace.

A beautiful lady – my condolences to all the family.

Condolences to the family,

My condolences to Molly’s family.

We are so very sad to here of Molly’s passing.
Our deepest condolences to Clayton and all there family. Molly was a beautiful lady with the voice of angel. She will be missed. May She Rest In Peace.
Tony and Carol Fitzgerald
Gladys Hussey and Family

So sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. May her gentle soul rest in Eternal Peace.

We are sending our sincere condolences, to Clayton and family. Molly was a lovely , talented woman. With a beautiful voice and Smile and personality that will always be in our Memories . We always said she had the voice of a Angel and now she sings with them 🙏

Clayton & family,
We are so sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. Molly was certainly a wonderful person with a beautiful singing voice. We send our deepest sympathy to all the family

We are sending our Sincere Condolences to Clayton and Family on the passing of our Friend “”Molly””….She was such a Beautiful Lady inside and Out and will certainly be missed….May She RIP…..

So sorry to hear about Molly, she was a very nice woman, loved to sing, condolences to her family and friends

So sorry to hear of Molly’s passing. She will always be remembered for her loving smile and beautiful voice during the Open Mic’s at the Bay Roberts Lions Club. 💕
RIP Molly
On behalf of King Lion Debbie and Fellow Lions
Bay Roberts Lions Club

So very sorry to hear of Mollys passing. I have many fond memories of our times together at the Bluegrass & Old Time Country music festivals. Clayton & family, my deepest condolences on your loss.

Clayton and family so very sorry for your loss . Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time.

Mary & I have known Molly & Clayton for many years now from the Open Mic shows and are broken hearted to hear of her passing. However she has contributed so much to so many and was an extraordinary individual. So sincere, friendly and talented and always ready to accommodate in any way. She will be surely missed. Both of us extend our heartfelt condolence to Clayton, her family and her extensive wide circle of friends.

So sorry to hear the passing of such a nice person,she worked at M.U.N.when I worked there. Condolences to her husband and family and extended families. R.I.P. Molly.

A beautiful person. a beautiful voice, our thoughts are with you. So many fond memories of sharing her music at Bethany United Carbonear, where she was loved. Sincere condolences to Clayton and family and may God be with during this time.
Bert & Gertie- Carbonear

Sincere condolences to Clayton & family on the passing of our dear Molly,thinking of you all at this sad time RIP Molly i know you are singing with all your angels

I was very saddened today to hear of Molly’s passing; we chatted on a regular basis at MUN; she was such a lovely lady and always singing in the hallways early in the morning. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family.

So very sorry for your loss. Molly was a lovely lady with a beautiful singing voice which she freely shared and was truly appreciated by all who had the privilege to hear her. We will greatly miss her and know we will meet again some day.
God bless and keep you all and comfort you in your sorrow.
Herb & Peg Davis

So sorry to hear of Molly”s passing.She was a kind, caring person, she will be missed dearly.May she R.I.P.
She is singing with the angels now.

My sincere condolences to Clayton and family on Molly’s passing. Her smile could light up a room. Rest in peace Molly – I know you’re singing with the Angels.

To The Family Of The Late Molly Kennedy, We are so sad to hear the sad news of Mollys passing,Clayton and family & friends Please accept our sincere condolences on molly passing from all of us at the mic.topsail.

Our sincere condolences to Clayton and family on Molly’s passing. Her warm and gentle smile and gift of music touched all who knew her.

Clayton and Family,
Please accept our sincere condolences in the passing your dear Wife Molly,, I will always remember the many times We played together ,she will be sadly missed
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family as you go through this very difficult time in your life
Cal and Marie 🌹🙏

It truly saddens us to hear of Molly’s passing. She was a lovely lady who always had a smile and who was genuinely concerned about you. I will always remember Molly singing! She was a beautiful singer and performer, she always sang at my place of work, Alderwood Estates in Witless Bay. The residents absolutely loved her music. She would always get a full house. I would like to extend my sincere deepest condolences to all her family at this very sad time. May she Rest In Peace 🙏🏻💔😭

Condolences to you all your family and friends gladys and Jim george G

So sad to hear the news of molly passing. I worked with her at mun and loved every moment of it. I’ll always remember her warming her vocal cords in the education building when she’d have a show. Thinking of her family during this difficult time.