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IN BRIEF

Charles E. Garnett; owned textile firm

Charles Edward Garnett , 87, a World War II veteran and former owner of a local textile company, died July 19 at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center in Worcester .

As the owner and operator of Hudson Combing Co. in Hudson and Brady Combing Co. of Brady, Texas , Mr. Garnett was a national producer of mohair. Mr. Garnett, who graduated from Bentley College in 1950, was a longtime resident of Hudson , where he served as a Hudson Public Library trustee for 24 years and a vestry to St. Luke's Church. He also was a member of the Hudson Charter Committee. He was a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award for Leadership .

He leaves his wife of 66 years , Alice M. ; a daughter, Janet Cellucci and her husband, Paul , former Massachusetts governor and US ambassador to Canada ; a sister, Gladys Orr of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild . A service will be held at 11 a.m. today in St. Luke's Church in Hudson .

Patricia Kennedy; worked at agency

Patricia B. ``PK" Kennedy , a retired employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance, died July 15 of complications from pleural effusion while traveling in Italy. She was 76 .

Born in Temple, Texas, Mrs. Kennedy lived and worked in the Boston area for 40 years . She joined the Navy in 1951 and served for three years. Mrs. Kennedy began her career at the public welfare department in 1981 as the press secretary to Commissioners Bill Hogan and Thomas Spiritos, and retired from the policies and procedures department in 2002 . She also worked part time as a radio producer at WHDH and WRKO and as a copy editor at The Boston Herald. Passionate about politics, Mrs. Kennedy would engage anyone in debate about the issues that shape the world. She enjoyed musical theater and crossword puzzles, and she was proud of her many trips to exotic places.

Mrs. Kennedy leaves four children, Regina Herzog of Richmond , John of Short Hills, N.J., Charles of Leominster, and Carol Kennedy Young of Austin, Texas; a sister, Sarah Badal of Wimberly, Texas; a brother, Murray Boozer of Sugarland, Texas; two granddaughters; and a grandson. A celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. today in Maggiano's in Boston.

MCINTURFF, Madeline Brunoe -- In Bend, Ore., July 11, at 91. One of the last three fluent speakers of the Wasco tribal language in the Northwest, Ms. McInturff was a health counselor who helped older tribal members connect with doctors.

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