Edward Kempsey: Known as Eddie the Painter Throughout Rockland County

Edward Kempsey of Pearl River, NY, a resident for 26 years, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at James J. Peters Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He was 68.

Mr. Kempsey worked as a painter for DC #9 Local 113 in New York City.

Eddie was born April 29, 1945 in New York City to John and Alice Kempsey. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Locally, throughout Rockland County, he was known as Eddie the Painter with his son Eddie Jr.

He is survived by his son, Eddie and wife Candy of Pearl River; daughter, Jennifer Kempsey and fiancé, Matt Acevedo of New Jersey; four grandchildren, Eddie, Angela, Joseph and Ella and former wife, Carmela Kempsey of Nanuet, NY.

Arrangements were handled by Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc. 

Editor's Note: Services for Mr. Kempsey were Feb. 28. The date was incorrect in the original version of this article. Patch regrets the error. 
Candy Kempsey March 07, 2014 at 11:28 AM
I am kind of upset at the headline of this. It is not very respectful at all and this is my father in law. It just shows his name and age in bold letters and no other words? I am shaking my head in disbelief.
Casey Lorriane April 03, 2014 at 07:56 PM
I am sadden to hear of your late father's passing. May you rest easy knowing his soul is now at peace. Just a piece of advice in the future, when a family member passes it is the responsibility of the family to write the obituary and send it out to the proper outlets to advise friends and family. It is not the responsibility of the editor or members of the patch to do this for you.
Candy Kempsey June 28, 2014 at 03:22 PM
My husband made the proper obituary notice Casey. Poor editing.
Candy Kempsey June 28, 2014 at 03:27 PM
We also didn't ask The Patch to do this for us.


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