WINCHENDON – Kenneth J. Girouard, 86, of 40 Elmwood Road, died peacefully Monday evening, September 30, 2019 in his home, with his family at his side.
He was born in Winchendon on July 23, 1933, son of the late Henry C. and F. Edith (Morlock) Girouard and was a graduate of Murdock High School.
Ken worked at Murdock Farm from an early age and was very passionate about his life’s work. He owned and operated Murdock Farm, with his brothers, mother and father since 1959 and was known for being very kind and generous to all that he knew. It did his heart good to know that his children and grandchildren want to continue working the farm, that he loved so much
Ken was a member of the Winchendon Board of Appeals for 21 years. He was also an avid bee keeper and had been a member of various dairy organizations. Ken was an avid story teller and he would tell stories about his many adventures and animals to anyone, willing to listen.
He leaves his wife of 56 years, June B. (Plante) Girouard; two children, Kenneth J. Girouard Jr and his wife Jodi of Hinsdale, NH and Karen A. Brooks and her husband Andrew J. of Winchendon; four grandchildren, Andrew Brooks Jr and his girlfriend Lindsey Healy, Kelsey Brooks and boyfriend Ryan Mccullough, Stacey Brooks-Ready and her husband Dorian and Wendy Minckler, her husband Duayne and daughter Reese; three great grandchildren, Damien, Mason and Isabella; a brother Raymond E. Girouard and his wife Nada of Winchendon; a devoted friend, Gwendolyn Bateman and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Francis H. Girouard, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Grace Land Conservation Trust, 1461 Old Keene Road, Athol, MA 01331.