Kenneth Allen Dean
30 January, 1943 – 29 May, 2021
Kenneth Allen Dean, of Old Lyme, passed away on May 29, 2021.
He was born on January 30, 1943, in New London, the son of Allen Dean and Priscilla Miner Dean.
Ken grew up in Old Lyme and spent a great deal of time boating, waterskiing, and having fun with family and friends on Rogers Lake. When he married Gail Albino they stayed in Old Lyme. He met Gail on Rogers Lake where her family had a summer cottage. During the summer you could also find Ken and Gail down at the Waterford Speedbowl(Albino’s were owners of the Speedbowl) checking in the race car drivers. In younger years Ken enjoyed hunting with family and friends. He was a big car enthusiast and was always on the look out for his next car. Ken and Gail started a family and spent many years with their children having fun at the Lake. Also, every weekend the family would ride their horses on trails throughout Old Lyme and Lyme. Ken always felt it was important to stay active and always enjoyed being outdoors. He had a great sense of humor and the ability to make others laugh.
Ken retired from the Connecticut Department of Transportation out of Old Saybrook. He was also a member of the Old Lyme Police Department. He followed his father, Allen Dean, who was a Constable of Old Lyme. Both Allen and Ken patrolled Rogers Lake for many years. Ken was a devoted son to his parents. After retirement he received his Paralegal Certificate and continued his education taking college courses.
Kenneth is survived by his children Paul Dean and Laura Dean-Frazier and her husband Harland, all of Old Lyme; grandchildren Dillon Dean-Frazier, Steph Dean, Cameron and Isabel Dean-Frazier and Trube Anthony Dean.
A graveside service will be held at Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme on Wednesday June 30th at 2:00pm. After the service a Celebration of Kenneth’s Life will take place at the Rogers Lake Clubhouse from 3:00-6:00pm. All are welcomed at the service and the Rogers Lake Clubhouse.
Wednesday, 30 June , 2021
Kenneth Allen Dean
29 June 2021
Dearest Laura, Paul and family, I have heartfelt and fond memories of meeting you and your parents and so enjoyed living next door! We all just clicked and became good life long friends! I am very sorry you have lost your Dad, will always remember both of your parents as lovely people! Our love and friendship goes out to you both!
Christine and Phil Perry and children
26 June 2021
Paul ,Laurie and family,
My thoughts and prayers to all of you and the entire Dean family.
My memories are many over the years of your dad and mom. We had great times at the lake and those memories will always be with me. May the memories you and Paul have of your dad ,see you both thru your loss.
With love ,Monica
Robert Albino Jr
25 June 2021
Paul and Laura, Will always remember the good times at the lake aunt Gail was the coolest person even though I didn't come up I grieved in my own way.sorry about uncle Kenny he always just shook his head when he pulled me over on the lake and told me to slow it down when I'm close to shore he only gave me one ticket when he could have gave me a thousand always think about you guys even though we're 1600 Miles apart I've always ben the rebel of the family may he rest in peace,will always remember 💖💖💖💖
25 June 2021
Laura and Paul,
We are so sorry for the loss of your father, Bob and I have a lot of fond memories of the weekends out to the lake, boating , swimming , having cook outs etc. Such fun times. Having all that family time was so important and all the good memories.
Love you, Uncle Bob and Aunt Jean
William & Dorothy Lewis
10 June 2021
Paul, Laura, & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We have many happy memories of our families. Thank you for your lifelong friendship. We are thinking of you……….Bill & Dottie Lewis
9 June 2021
Laura, Paul & Family,
Sending my deepest sympathy over the loss of your father.
My favorite memory of your father was when I first moved to Old Lyme and saw your entire family riding horses in the field next door to my house...
First Ken, then Gail, Laura & Paul all on their horses walking the perimeter of the field.
Thinking of you all and sending love & hugs!