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Mary J. "Mary Jo" (Baker) Kemp

August 27, 1938 ~ March 14, 2021 (age 82)

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Mary J. “Mary Jo” (Baker) Kemp, of Mission Hill, passed away on March 14, 2021. She was 82 years old.

Mary Jo was the loving mother of Jean Berninger and her husband Michael of West Roxbury, Donna Averill of West Roxbury and her late husband William, and Paul Kemp and his wife Elizabeth of Norton. Cherished Grandma of Cameron Arroyo, Brian and Matthew Averill, and the late Liam Kemp. Former wife of the late William Kemp. Dear sister of the late Jean Murphy, Joseph Baker, Ann “Nancy” Baker, and Gerard Baker. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Mary Jo’s Funeral will be from the Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home, 8 Spring St. (at the corner of Centre St.) WEST ROXBURY Thursday at 9 a.m. Her Funeral Mass will be held at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, “Mission Church,” at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, visitors will be required to wear masks, practice social distancing, and limit their time in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Mary Jo’s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445 (

Mary Jo’s Interment will be private.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary J. "Mary Jo" (Baker) Kemp, please visit our floral store.


March 17, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home
8 Spring Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Funeral Mass
March 18, 2021

10:00 AM
Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
1545 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120

Private Interment


Jimmy Fund

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