Marygail Riddle Kennedy Logue

Marygail Riddle Kennedy Logue

Our “little bluebird,” Marygail Riddle Kennedy Logue, marched to her own tune and sang her own song.  From early on, Marygail was always the life of the party. She was infectious, bubbly, full of energy, and quick witted; always ready to hit you with a one liner.  Her smile was contagious, and her one dimple was unique as her personality.  Her presence effortlessly brought light to any room and her wacky dry sense of humor would leave her audience in stitches.

For Marygail, family always came first.  She put her loved ones before herself, especially when it came to her nieces and nephews.  In fact, she effortlessly assumed the spirit of her role model, Crazy Aunt Alice, in the lives of the kids that she loved, providing for them memories that will live forever.

A close runner-up to her love for her family was Marygail’s love for animals.  Any animal in need could do no better than to find their way to Marygail; from carrying a fawn out of the woods and attempting to nurse it back to health to picking up and putting in her new car a large white goose that was badly injured in the center of Route 40.  It is a love that most likely dated back to her formative years spent atop her horse, Darnit Garnet, and that which led to a degree in Biology and a minor in Marine Biology from Temple University and jobs later with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in its Bureau of Marine Fisheries. Her internship at TREC, Tropical Research and Education Center in Belize, was an experience she treasured. Her experience working at veterinary hospitals made Marygail the first call friends and family made when they needed compassionate advice on their pet or someone to deliver a puppy.

Marygail loved nature and just being outdoors. Anything from running, hiking, biking, skiing, rock climbing, swimming like a fish or just napping on the beach.  Her favorite activity was cutting flowers from our gardens and making bouquets to put around the house.  In her earlier years, she was a catcher for her softball team. Though high school her focus was on cross country and long-distance hurdles. She loved a good romcom and anything from Dave Matthews Band. Since her twin sisters were her idols, she made sure never to back down from a dare when it came from one of them.  Marygail lived in Woolwich Township and was a graduate of Kingsway Regional (Class of 2000).

Marygail met a handsome boy in middle school, and they began dating December 3 of their senior year. Marygail and Ryan shared 24 years together, married on 6/3/11. In addition to Ryan, Marygail is survived by her parents, Thomas R. (Patricia) and Betsy Kennedy; her twin sisters, Lauren (Brian) Dunfee and Elizabeth (Darren) Buseman, her step-sister, Caitlin (Anthony) Pellechio; her beloved nieces and nephews (Sophie, Cali, Drake, Declan, Luke, Nash, Kaden, Lorenzo, Nino, and Rush); her extended family and friends; and her cherished Basset Hounds, Sugar Maple and Magnolia.

Come celebrate and share memories of Marygail’s 42 great years Tuesday, March 26, 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, March 27 10-11 a.m. followed by a service at 11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, 1518 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, New Jersey.  In remembrance of Marygail’s love for animals, the family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Marygail’s memory to the Tri-State Basset Rescue, P.O. Box 471, Deepwater, New Jersey 08023 or online

Marygail will be remembered for the unrelenting passion with which she lived her life, and the lasting impact she had on everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.


  1. Aaron Braxton says:

    we’re going to miss that big smile and that big loving heart Marygail. ♥️ Brax

  2. Loraine LaPalomento says:

    I’m in great shock and sadness. My heart and prayers go out to the family as Marygail was always full of life and fun. Marygail may you rest in peace.

    I cherish many fond memories of you with your two sisters! 🙂

    Love Loraine LaPalomento

  3. Marilyn & Roy Lehman says:

    While over the years our shared experiences with Marygail and Ryan were not numerous, we would like to echo the words of the first paragraph of her testimonial which made clear the spirit Marygail brought with her everywhere. We are extremely saddened for the families’ loss and we pray the families find peace knowing that Marygail lived her life to the fullest.

  4. Theresa Surprenant says:

    My Heart goes out to you all , Losing such a Beautiful Woman and she was such a great friend to many Animals! So happy that I had the pleasure of meeting Marygail and she had such a lovely smile ! She will be forever missed ! ❤️

  5. Debbie Kirby says:

    Betsy, Lauren and Elizabeth I am truly heartbroken to hear of the passing of your sweet Marygail. I remember her always smiling and giggling just so full of life. A light has truly been dimmed. It has been many years since I last saw you but I remember you all so fondly. Please know from the bottom of my heart I share in your sadness and I will continue to pray for your strength at this most difficult time. Sadly, I am unable to come to the services as I will be traveling out of state all next week but I will keep you all in my prayers.

  6. Rose Preite says:

    Dear Tom and Trish,

    So sorry to hear of Marygail’s passing. Although we never got to meet her, Tom always spoke highly of her. She will surely be missed by all of her friends and family. She was an outstanding lady.

    Our condolences to all of her family. God bless.

    Dom and Rose

  7. John McClay says:

    Mgk, I’m so sorry I missed this. Ryan, my thoughts are with you and your family. You are an angel for sure Marygail.

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