- Viola L. (Brooks) Kennedy passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016, in Ellsworth, Maine. She was born on August 14, 1936, daughter of the late Meddie J. Brooks and the late Charlotte (Schevenieus) Brooks. Viola loved her family and found great joy in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a hard worker. To go into more detail, Viola dug for clams, made wreaths and even raked blueberries with her family in her younger years. For many years, she worked as a housekeeper at Narraguagus Bay Health Care in Milbridge. Viola will be remembered for many wonderful things, including her delicious fudge and homemade yeast rolls.
She was predeceased by her late husband, Jupe Kennedy; longtime companion Buddy Phinney; both of her parents; brothers- Frank Brooks, Duky Brooks, Harold Brooks, Chip Brooks, and David Brooks.
Viola is survived by her brother Bliss Brooks; sisters Norma Winchenbach and Sally Brooks; son Clyde L. Jordan Jr. and wife, Mary Ellen of Steuben, ME; daughters Regina R. Jordan of Milbridge, ME, Peggy A. Mitchell and companion Jeff Haack of Cherryfield, ME, Norma Jean Tarbell and husband, Wayne of East Machias, ME, Holly Jordan and companion Lawrence Ray of Cherryfield, ME, and Alice M. Herrick and husband, John of Blue Hill, ME; stepsons Alton T. Phinney and Jesse A. Phinney and wife, Lila, all of Texas; grandchildren Tracy McKenna, Jessica Mathiason and husband Jake, Jamie Jordan, Megan Gould, Bonnie Jean Mitchell, Becky Greeley and husband Alex, Christopher Tarbell, Joseph Tarbell, Danielle Lehman and husband Mike, Emily Herrick, Wesley Herrick, Damien Rumery and 16 great-grandchildren.
No public service will be scheduled. Memories may be shared at