Kenneth R Jean of The Villages in Florida and recently of Ashburnham MA passed away unexpectedly on January 14, 2023.
Born on March 27, 1956 Ken spent his early years growing up in Manchester NH where he attended Central High School. Even though he had an "only son” exemption, he chose to enlist in the US Air Force. He was also a member of the fraternal order of the Massachusetts Freemasons Hope Lodge in Gardner MA.
Ken was predeceased by his father Bertrand Jean and his mother Jeanne ( Monast ) Jean.
He is survived by his wife Pamela, stepsons Kyle Price of Hudson, MA. and Zebadiah Skripick of Pt. Clinton OH. He also leaves behind his 3 sisters, Carol Klardie and husband Karlton of Northwood NH, Donna Brooks and husband Jeffrey of Ashburnham MA, and Patricia Geisler and husband Richard of Deerfield NH. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
For many years Ken was the owner of Kenneth R Jean Incorporated of Ashburnham and a licensed Master Electrician. Just recently retired from his electrical business, Ken opted for the warmer winters in Florida and year round golf. He gave new meaning to the sport with his unusual playing strategies. His quick wit and “one liners” could make anyone smile.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Kenneth’s memory be made to The Wounded Warriors Project which helps support America’s veterans. Visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate
Calling hours will be held on January 26, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM with a Masonic service at 12:15 PM at the Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central St, Winchendon, MA.
Burial will be at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon MA at 1:00 PM.
To leave an online condolence please visit www.stone-ladeau.com
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C Taylor and Douglas M. Stone, funeral directors.