Scott Emile Kennedy, born in Toronto Canada, June 21, 1969, died in Westhampton Beach, NY September 16, 2020.
Artist, Musician, Actor, Singer, Poet, Carpenter, Husband, Son, Brother, Father and Friend.
From East Moriches, NY, Scott graduated from Westhampton Beach Senior High School, and studied art at Urban Glass, Brooklyn NY and Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead NY.
He was employed as a carpenter with Alternative Construction Solutions, Westhampton Beach.
Survived by his loving wife, Leslie Kennedy, father, Emile Kennedy of East Moriches, Daughter Kara Kennedy of Virginia Beach, VA, brothers John Kennedy of East Moriches and Dan Kennedy, sister-in-law Sue Kennedy, niece Ava Kennedy and nephew Justin Kennedy of Moriches.
It is with profound heartbreak that on September 16, 2020 our beloved Scott Emile Kennedy passed away. Scott was a prolific artist with a huge heart that cared for so many beings and causes. As a musician he sang and played guitar and drums. Having headlined his own band as Rufus Fattback for many years, he entertained with cover tunes and originals performing from NYC to Montauk. As an actor he was featured in plays and musicals in Riverhead, Quogue and others. But Scott’s soul belonged to visual art in the areas of sculpture, painting and sketching. He was a master at utilizing diverse materials to create beautiful pieces admired in personal collections and park installation around the U.S. Scott’s heart was huge and though he loved his wife and their sweet Yorkie, Sallie Sue, as well as his family and friends tremendously, his huge heart was overwhelmed with pain both emotionally and physically. Sadly, that intense pain overcame him and he took his own life. Being incredibly empathetic, Scott cared and contributed to many charities and it would mean a great deal to him and his family for donations to be made in lieu of flowers to the charities listed below.
St. Jude’s Chidlren’s Hospitals,
Shriner’s Hospital for Children,
RSVP Animal Welfare and Rescue Group of Eastport, NY
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center for Chilren’s Arts Academy.
A memorial visitation will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM, with a service at 7:00 PM at the Werner-Rothwell Funeral Home, located at 60 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach NY.
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