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Robert W. (Bob) Kenyon of Carolina, RI, husband of Patricia A. Valliere Kenyon, (Ret. Richmond Town Clerk) passed away on August 25, 2022. At the age of 87.
Bob was the son of the late Mary A. (Walsh) Kenyon and Russell E. Kenyon, Sr.
In addition to his wife, Patricia, Bob is survived by his daughters, Sharon Kenyon Blackmar (Michael) of Richmond, Sara Walsh Kenyon of South Kingstown, and Susan (Gilman) Gardner of Richmond, and Patricia’s children, Edward Valliere of West Greenwich, RI, Alan Valliere of Coventry, RI, Cheryl Perry (Dan) of New Smyrna, FL, and Penny Duchesneu (James) of Glostonbury CT., and seven grandchildren, Derek Gardner, Steven Gardner and Scott McKay of Richmond, Nicholas Sisto of CA, James Duchesneu of NY, Taylor and Madison Duchesneu of CT. and his former wife, Sonja Kenyon and sister-in-law Aline Kenyon.
Bob served in the US Army in the 11th Airborne Division in Germany in the late 50’s. He was co-owner, with his brother Russell, of Kenyon Bros., Inc. for many years. Bob was past president of the Carolina Fire Association. He was also, past president of the Snoopy’s Group Flying Clun located at the Westerly, RI Airport.
Bob served on the Richmond Town Council from 1970-1974. He served as highway supervisor for the town of Richmond from 1974-1989 at which time he was appointed full time public works director establishing the first full time public works department for the town of Richmond. He served as its director from 1989-1999, at which time he retired.
Bob’s greatest passion was traveling the globe with his wife, Patricia. Bob loved adventure, and he had a passion for anything with wheels and speed. He enjoyed NASCAR and road trips to both the Daytona and Indi 500. He was a fan of the New York Yankees. He enjoyed restoring and traveling in antique vehicles, motorcycling and several adventurous sailing trips with good friend John Perreault and others on John’s boat, Pretty Woman. Bob and Pat drove his “47” Ford truck to 48 of the 50 States. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brother, Russell E. Kenyon, Jr., and his nephews, Jason Kenyon and Bradley Kenyon.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bob’s name to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or online https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate
Calling hours will be held at S.R. Avery Funeral Home, 3A Bank St. Hope Valley, RI on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 4-7PM.
Burial with military honors will be at White Brook Cemetery, Richmond, RI at 11AM on Thursday, September 1, 2022.
For online condolences, please visit www.averyfuneralhome.com