"I'll see ya when I see ya"
Kerry Daniel Fenner passed unexpectedly of unkown causes Friday July 29th at the Welcome House in Wakefield.
Starting at a young age Kerry was Seastruck & aspired to become a commercial fisherman. He started fishing "Old School '' out of the Port of Galilee on the eastern rig F/V LUANN with his little brother Stevie's father Steve Dobson.
Growing up he would be seen digging clams & pole fishing on the docks with his brothers.
He enjoyed helping with mom & the Dobsons with boat haul out work at the boat yards.
In 2012 he took a transit fishing trip on the F/V Willian Lynn Portland which opened the opportunity to fish offshore out of Portland ME, Gloucester, Boston & New Bedford MA.
Kerry was & worked as an accomplished cook. He loved to cook for crew, family & friends. He was a great host. He also volunteered to cook & fundraise providing dinners to raise funds for others in need.
In addition to his passion of fishing & cooking he also had a love of his family’s farm in Charlestown. When able he would help on the farm & in the the hayfields that benefited it. Kerry also worked as a snowmaker at the Sunday River Resort in Newry ME.
He was excellent with children & was referred to by many children as "Uncle Fen". Kerry was generous. If you were in need & he could help in any way he would. He would put his own needs aside to help others. Unfortunately, Kerry struggled with addiction & all that led up to & came with it.
Kerry is survived by his beloved daughter Eliza Rain Fenner Conti his father Kerry Dwight Fenner of Columbia South Carolina, mother Anastasia "Stacy" Conti & her husband Harrison "Jesse" Morse of Scarborough ME. Step father John M " Pallie" Wright & wife Tammy of East Bridgewater MA & step mother Rosemary Langello of Bristol. Grandparents Warren D Cole of Warwick, Patricia Conti of Warwick, Annette Wright of North Kingstown, Duddly Skillings of Portland ME & Brenda Morse of Scarborough ME.
His brother Edwin Fenner & family of FL, sister Melissa Bragen Fenner & family of ME, brother John L Wright & his partner Angella Schryer-Choquette of Wyoming, brother Ronald P Wright of Matunuck. Brother Stephen J Dobson & his partner Shayla McDermott of Richmond. Step brothers Jesse & Luke Benoint & step sister Kassidy Benoint and families of Bristol County.
Aunt Wendy Fenner Aubin & her husband Dan of Exeter, their daughter Rachael Aubin of NH, Aunt Tia E Fenner of Charlestown, Uncle Robert J Conti & his wife Jessica & nephews Joseph & Jason of Westerly. Aunt Kimberly N Conti of Warwick, Aunt Michelle Wright & family of NK, Uncle Christopher Wright & family of NY, Aunt Julie & her husband Thomas Culhane & family of NK, Aunt Amy Swanson & husband Dave of Wyoming.
Loving family Stephen W Dobson & his companion Desiree Snow of Charlestown & his brother "Uncle Donny" Dobson & their mother Florence Dobson and several great aunts, uncles & cousins. Loving family friend Aurora Penentel Thomas & husband John of Richmond & family. His godmother Kathleen Currie & family of Wakefield. His daughters mother Kasey L Smith of Andover ME & friend Norma Socci of CT.
He is predeceased by grandparents Barbara A (Sigley) Cole and Ronald G Conti. Peter L Fenner, Gwendolyn (Kenyon) & husband Robert Pelletier & John R Wright. Loving family James and Donald Dobson Jr and "Aunt Sharon" Lillibridge.
A Christian Service & Celebration of Life will be held at 1pm August 14th 2022 at The Downey Weaver Post Charlestown RI. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory cab be made to The Welcome House of Wakefield RI or the Fisherman's Memorial Narragansett RI.
Kerry was raised by a village of loving family, friends, coaches, educators & School transportation personnel. Their continued support & kindness throughout his life will never be forgotten. Please hold Kerry in your hearts, thoughts & prayers.
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A Christian Service and Celebration of Life