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Michele Kenlan
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Obituary for Michele Kenlan

Durham: Michele Kenlan, 57, died peacefully at her home on Monday August 13, 2018. Formerly of Warren NJ, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Pivinski and Irene Paprota Pivinski. She was a graduate of Watchung Hills HS, Rutgers University and received her MBA from NC State University. She was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and worked as a Financial Analyst with Credit Suisse.

Mrs. Kenlan is survived by her husband, John Kenlan; sons, Michael Kenlan and wife Dasha of Sandy, UT, Matthew and partner Lacie Byers of Charlotte; daughter, Allison Kenlan of Raleigh; brothers, Benjamin Pivinski of Piscataway, NJ, Wayne Pivinski of Roselle Park, NJ; and sisters, Paula Thornton and husband Swain of Piscataway, NJ; and Judy Howell and husband Bobby of Aberdeen, NJ.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 18 at St. Matthew Catholic Church on Mason Rd, Durham. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, at Umstead Pines Golf and Swim Club. All family and friends are welcome to attend. Attire is casual.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to the Durham Rescue Mission: PO Box 11368 Durham, NC 27703; North Carolina Botanical Gardens: The University of North Carolina CB 3375, Chapel Hill, NC 27599; or to a charity of your choosing.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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memorial mass




2:00 PM
St Matthew Catholic Church

1001 Mason Rd.
Durham, NC 27712

Celebration of Life




4:00 PM
Umstead Pines

253 Country Club Drive
Durham, NC 27712


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