Kenneth Hahn

Kenneth Hahn, age 66, of Swampscott, passed away at Boston Medical Center due to complications from congestive heart failure.

A lifelong resident of Swampscott, Ken was born in Lynn and grew up with a large loving family. He worked as a distributor for Coca Cola Co. for many years. He was an avid boater and active member of the Swampscott Yacht Club for forty years.

Loyal and devoted to family and friends, he was always happy to lend someone in need a helping hand with a project, a repair and anything that got his hands dirty. When he wasn’t working on a boat or a car he was in the kitchen cooking up a feast to feed the masses of family and friends that loved his meatballs and sauce.

Ken is survived by his daughters Samantha Hahn of Haverhill and Kati Hahn of Delray Beach FL, his sister Kathleen (Hahn) Bowlby and her husband Larry of The Villages FL, Nephews Kevin Bowlby and Travis McGhee of Tamarac FL, Niece Keri (Bowlby) Walsh and great niece and nephew Kaylie and Dylan Walsh of Hanson. He is predeceased by his parents, Gilbert Hahn and Evelyn (Musto) Hahn. He will be missed by many cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choosing. A small spreading of ashes ceremony will be performed at sea at a later date.


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  1. Heidi Legere on May 20, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of Kenny. Tell Donny I said hi. I’m sure he’ll be there to great you with open arms.

  2. John Trout on May 20, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Kevin Bowlby and Travis McGhee, I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you and your family find piece in the fond memories of your lost loved one.

  3. Carole Bowlby on May 20, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Ralph and I are so sorry for you loss. Remember all the goods times and know he will always be with you.

  4. Cindy on May 20, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Hopefully he’s happy & fishing in the sunshine!

  5. David and Carol Legere on May 20, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    I am so glad that I was able to have had dinner with Michael Legere and Kenny this past January. We chose the Tides restaurant in Nahant to be able to watch the Pats’ wild card game, they lost, but it really did not matter.
    Catching up with so much conversation it was hard to get a bite squeezed in, a word in, or even look up to check the Pats’ score. Kenny was beaming with pride as he spoke of his recent trip to Florida. Time spent with and the special news his daughters presented him with. One was now engaged and as he said “I don’t think the other one is too far behind!” with that unique Kenny chuckle. He could not have been more proud of both his daughter’s choice in partnership and felt that they were in “Really good hands”.
    I can picture Kenny now with his cousin Donny Legere, and Peter Dawson, at the Sea Gaels’ of Heaven. Fist pumping into the air with one hand and a drink in the other, listening to tunes of the Class of “66.
    “Fair Winds and Following Seas” my friend.

    Our heartfelt condolences to your family at this time of loss. – David and Carol Legere

  6. Dennis & Debby DeDomenico on May 20, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Do sorry for your loss Kevin, Travis, Kati & family. Our sincere condolences. We enjoyed Breaking bread with him at Christmas dinner. Love & prayers.

  7. Karen and David Brewin on May 20, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Dave and I knew Kenny from the yacht club

    and always enjoyed his company. A good guy.

  8. Paul Clarke on May 20, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss . Rest In Peace Kenny

  9. Bill Hennessey on May 20, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    You left us too soon, Kenny. Your SYC legacy remains as one of the very best. Rest in peace.

  10. Gail Stevens (Silvestro) on May 20, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Dear Samantha, Kati. Dennis. Kathy, Larry and all other dear friends and family. My name was Gail Steven’s. I was quite upset when I saw this. Your father was an absolute sweetheart and someone I never forgot. We recently got in touch again in the past 2 yrs. after 40 years. I have nothing but great memories and times with him. I have to say he loved his two daughters with all his heart. He told me his best times were just sitting and talking with you. He loved you so much. Samantha, your father wanted to walk down the aisle with you. He was so excited about your wedding. I’m so sad he didnt get to do this. My heart goes out to you and Kati. Keep him in your heart, he will always be with you. Kathy, so sad about your brother. Words cant describe what a wonderful man he was. To all his friends, sorry for your loss. Kenny would want everyone to keep going and not be sad. Rest in peace Kenny Hahn, a beautiful soul.

  11. Steven Zuchero on May 21, 2020 at 1:16 am

    I first met Kenny in Jr HS. He never changed and was always a warm, friendly guy willing to help out. Even as years passed, it was always great to cross paths and catch up. When my father joined they SYC, they became friends and Kenny was always there to give a hand. He was taken too early & will be missed by many.

  12. Don Pinkerton on May 21, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Kenny’s passing. Over the years I truly came to appreciate his generosity and good will. Peace to you all in this time.

  13. Lou Williams on May 23, 2020 at 1:52 am

    Rest In Peace Kenny

  14. Bob DiLisio on May 23, 2020 at 10:05 am

    My condolences to his family and many friends. God best you commodore!

  15. Leanne Giblin on May 23, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Katie and Samantha we are so sorry for your loss! I have fond memories of picking up Holly from your house in Swampscott and your dad always offering me his amazing steak tips and ceasar salad. We will make a donation in his name to the Angel memorial fund. Love, Leanne & Holly

  16. Donnie & Judy Richard on May 24, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    Too many memories to share, good times boating & many problems that Kenny helped us with motor or navigating ,he was always there to help. We will cherish the good & crazy times, calm waters & a couple of really rough seas but always felt safe when he was was with us. Our hearts are so heavy with grief & want his family to know you are all in out thoughts & prayers. XO

  17. Norm & Linda Whitten on May 25, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Norm & I will miss him immensely. He was always ready with a helping hand & an ironic smirk. We really looked forward to his company every time we came north. Sorry for all of our loss.

  18. Jeff and Sandy Fleet on May 28, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Sorry for your loss . I have a lot of good memories of Kenny . Working at Coke together and carpooling with Jazz , Kenny fixing my carpentry mistakes on my addition . Your in our thoughts and prayers.

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