Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

August 29, 2013

Kennedys honored for 50 years of contributions to Boston College sports

The Andover Townsman

---- — Jack Kennedy has been one of Boston College’s most loyal and generous supporters for more than 50 years. His wife, Jacqui, has become an ardent Eagle supporter, too.

The couple were recently honored for their generosity during the college’s Flynn Fund Appreciation Week.

Jack Kennedy, a Lawrence native and former teacher-coach at West Middle School in Andover, graduated from BC in 1961. Jacqui Kennedy, an Andover High graduate who now teaches near their home in Hampton, N.H., earned a graduate degree from BC.

The Boston College website wrote, “They are among the most loyal and passionate fans. In fact, Jack and Jacqui make the long drive to the Heights for every home football, hockey, men’s and women’s basketball game.”

The Kennedy family certainly hasn’t forgotten its roots. Jack Kennedy’s brother, Frank Kennedy, has been honored by his alma mater, Brown University, for his longtime support of its athlete programs. In 2006, he won the athletic department’s prestigious Joslin Award.