Joan Brennan Kennedy, 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 24th, surrounded by her close family. Joan was the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Bamberger, one of seven children. She is survived by her sister, Michaelle Bamberger and brother, Joseph Bamberger. Brothers Abbot John Eudes, and James Bamberger and sisters Dorothy Bamberger and Nancy Egan predeceased her. Joan married Lawrence V. Brennan in 1951. She was a very devoted Mom and raised four children: Lawrence V. Brennan, MD (Karen), Michelle Lierl, MD(Scott), Robert Brennan (Patricia) and Molly Holl (deceased)(Russell). Joan also leaves behind 15 cherished grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. After Lawrence’s passing, Joan married Walter Kennedy, MD and they shared boating and vacation adventures in upstate Washington. Joan was a smaller woman, but to those who knew her she was larger than life. She was a professional ballet dancer at an early age and excelled in school. Joan received a masters in education from Xavier and taught high school for nearly 40 years in English, French and dancing. She devoted herself to her students success. She was a favorite of her students, especially at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. She left everyone she met with a smile and helped countless young people reach their potential. Joan stayed active after retirement by volunteering in many organizations and was a member of the “dancing grandmas” tap group. She was a member of St. Agnes choir for 35 years. Visitation will be held at St. Agnes Church in Park Hills, Ky., on Saturday, October 8th at 10 AM followed at 11 am by funeral mass. Family and friends are invited to the under croft at St. Agnes afterward. Charitable donations may be made to St. Agnes or St. Vincent DePaul.