Kenneth John Packard
KENNETH JOHN PACKARD, 71, died from complications of Multiple Myeloma at home, July 5th, 2022.
He was born in Clinton Massachusetts, the son of John and Anna Packard. His loving wife
Theresa Kennedy of Salem, MA and son Sean Packard of Newton, MA survive Ken as well as his beloved extended Kennedy and Conway families.
Ken had an extensive engineering career in software implementation and sales. However what Ken was most known and appreciated for was his gregarious personality and love of life. From an early side career in real estate, interest in all things mechanical be it restoring antique cars, riding his Harley or fixing the toaster to gaining his private pilot’s license he tackled all interests with vigor. Ken had his black belt in karate along with his mastery of the Japanese language, his passion for everything Italian and his skill as a pizza chef, Ken lived every day as if it was his best day.
Aside from his love of all things skiing and sailing, he was a lifelong owner of dogs. He will be greatly missed by his much-adored golden retriever Quinby. Ken’s retirement years were
enhanced with a volunteer job at Killington Mountain Resort as a winter ambassador and
summer host. It refilled his story coffers on a daily basis. He never met anyone he did not enjoy talking with.
A memorial Mass will be held on July 9th at 11AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Hawthorne Blvd in Salem, MA and presided over by Father Robert Murray. Following the service, a reception will be held at Ken and Theresa’s home for friends and family.
In lieu of flowers donations can be can be made to either the DFCI who treated him for 11 years with exceptional compassion and cutting edge scientific medical care or the Spaulding Adaptive Sports program that provided him normalcy and joy for the past 3 years.
10 Brookline Place West
Brookline, MA 02445
In memory of Kenneth Packard (money will be directed to MM research)
Or Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
ATT: Development Office
300 1 st Ave
Charlestown, MA 02129
In Memory of Kenneth Packard for Spaulding Adaptive Ski Program
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