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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  1. Charles BRIAN Rokes on July 8, 2022 at 8:44 am

    So sorry to hear my old buddie, brother Kenny passed. We shared many ski trips to Mt. Snow. Killington and out west. Happy hour party’s at the North Country Fair and the Kings Four, Puffer Belly’s in Cape Cod MA, with John Morgan. I was thinking of Ken this 4th as John Morgan is at Jack’s Dennisport. RIP brother Kenny, I will have a toast to you.

  2. Theresa Conway on July 8, 2022 at 8:53 am

    Ken will be deeply missed. My fondest memories of him will be at the lake, from discussing our business plan for a floating pizza restaurant to step-by-step lasagna making. Can’t miss last 4th of sneaking him a beer.😉. I can only imagine that Ken is now chatting it up with Michael about you.

  3. Mary Jo Gerade on July 8, 2022 at 11:09 am

    Ken was a very special person.
    I think the friendship began over our cancers and war stories.
    But it grew and my admiration of him never stopped growing.
    He could have curled up in a ball after his accident, but not Ken!
    Theresa made sure that Ken kept living. A great team❤️

  4. Holly Aloha Jaynes on July 8, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Dear Teresa, Sally & I are so sorry for your loss of Ken. He was an amazing man and we loved seeing your Fb posts of you both skiing & sailing & with Quinby. May his memory be a blessing & a comfort💕

  5. Holly Aloha Jaynes on July 8, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Dear Teresa, Sally & I are so sorry for your loss of Ken. He was an amazing man and we loved seeing your Fb posts of you both skiing & sailing & with Quinby. He lived his best life because of you. May his memory be a blessing & a comfort💕

  6. Bonnie and Clem Schoenebeck on July 8, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    Dear Theresa. We are so sorry about your loss, and the sadness it brings. We hope time will freshen the good memories. You were most dedicated to helping him live a full life. We are thinking about you with love. Bonnie and Clem

  7. Betsy Dowling on July 9, 2022 at 7:36 am

    Dear, dear Theresa
    I am heartbroken to hear of Ken’s passing.
    Sending you my deepest condolences, strength, prayers and love. You were his greatest champion!
    With love,

  8. Kathleen A DeMaio on July 9, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Dear Theresa
    We are so sorry to hear about Ken. We know you did everything to keep him going. You were a wonderful
    care giver. Ken was very dynamic. Again, sorry for your loss.
    Pete and Kathy DeMaio

  9. saul fisher on July 20, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    I had the privilege of meeting Ken and Theresa late in life at Spaulding. We skied together and laughed together and made the best of the hand we were dealt. I’ll miss Ken and ski a run for him. Theresa, I’m sorry for your loss and admire how you enabled Ken to keep on doing everything.

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