Paul was born the son of the late Jane (Davis) Walsh and Paul Goodrich Kennett on December 16, 1949, in Keene. Paul was raised by his mother and stepfather, Richard F. Walsh. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School, class of 1968. Paul went on in his education and graduated from St. Bernard’s College in Birmingham Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Business.
Paul was a two-time All-American golfer while attending St. Bernards. He was employed at Isla Del-sol golf course in Tampa Florida for many years as a Groundskeeping Superintendent before moving back to New Hampshire. Paul enjoyed playing golf, basketball, and attending harness horse races, Paul was a lifetime member of the Keene Country Club where he won the 1968 State-Am at the age of 18.
Mr. Kennett is survived by his daughter, Kristy L. McLaughlin, and her husband, Thomas of Ridgecrest, CA. His siblings; Dixie J. Cote and her husband, Ronald of Keene, Peter A. Walsh and his wife, Suzanne of Keene and Steven Y. Walsh, and his wife, Leah of Keene. His two grandchildren; Kaia and Hayden McLaughlin of Ridgecrest, CA. In addition, he leaves 1 niece, 3 nephews, extended family, and friends.
In keeping with Paul’s values services will be private. Burial will take place on Thursday, February 11, 2021, in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery, Keene. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in memory of Paul D. Kennett to:
St Vincent DePaul Society
C/O Parish of the Holy Spirit
173 Main St. Keene, NH. 03431.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431.