leahkennaughEthel B. Kennaugh, age 100 passed away on February 6, 2012 at Bridges Cornell Heights in Ithaca, NY.  Ethel was born on August 23, 1911 in Queens, NY, the daughter of the late Edward A. and Rose End Blakelock.

In 1934, she married William F. Kennaugh in the Richmond Hill Methodist Church in Queens, NY.  He predeceased her in 1993.  After their marriage, they moved to Delhi, NY where Bill became associated with Delhi Tech (now SUNY Delhi) and Ethel worked as a stenographer in the County Social Services Department.  After raising a family and living in Delhi for 50 years, they moved to Ithaca, NY to be near their daughter.

Ethel will always be remembered for her love of playing tennis, skiing, swimming, golfing, square dancing, and a good game of scrabble.  She was predeceased by her three brothers, Harold, Percy and Edward, her grandson, Scott Kennaugh and her grandson-in-law, Mark Rosetti. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Sue (John) Moravec of Ithaca, NY; son, Terry (Julie) Kennaugh of Shelburne, VT; granddaughters, Patti (John) Manuel of Ithaca, Lauri Rosetti of Lansing and grandson, Eric (Diane) Kennaugh of Essex, VT.

She is also survived by five great grandchildren, Michael and Brittney Manuel, Gabriella and Mario Rosetti and Grace Kennaugh; and several nieces and nephews.

Ethel's family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Bridges Cornell Heights for the wonderful, loving care given to Ethel during her stay.  At her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.  Contributions in Ethel's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.  Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.