Newburgh mourns mayor lost to cancer

Posted: Updated:
NEWBURGH -

Hundreds of mourners packed the memorial service Thursday for Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy at the city's Armory Unity Center.

She died on Sunday after a fight with ovarian cancer.

Kennedy was serving her second term as the city's mayor. 

The city is asking people to send flowers that can be replanted in in her honor. 

"She crossed so many barriers here: color, religion, politics," said Dan Brown, a mourner. "She had this talent to bring people together."

She was one of three public officials from Newburgh to die this past week.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."