OBITUARY

Kenneth E. Maranda

May 29, 1943December 1, 2018

Kenneth Earl Maranda, 75, of Tarpon Springs passed away on December 1, 2018 with his beloved wife by his side at their home in Florida. Kenneth was born and raised in S. Grafton, MA on May 29,1943 after marrying his best friend Cheryl they moved to N. Grafton, MA - Charlton, MA and on to the warmer climate in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He was a graduate of Grafton High School in Massachusetts. Kenneth was married to the love of his life Cheryl Boucher on March 16,1963, they were married 55 years and in love for many more as they met in Catholic Youth Group while attending an outing on Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire when they were in their teens. Kenneth worked as an Engineer at Bullard Abrasives in Westboro, MA for many years, after moving to Florida he went on to work for NAPA Auto Parts up until his retirement in 2013. He enjoyed boating and helping Cheryl reel in the big ones as he owned several boats in his lifetime. His favorite time was being with his family and friends whenever he could get the opportunity. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend he will be missed immensely. He was also a devoted member of St Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church in Tarpon Springs. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife Cheryl Maranda, sons Brian and his fiancé Donna Yates of N.C., Patrick and his wife Jill of MA, grandchildren Kenneth, Nicole, Madison, PJ, Casey & Jamie, one great grandchild Lyla Rose, brothers Adrian his wife Jeanette, Paul his wife Marissa, their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and other family and friends. Kenneth is preceded in death by his Mom & Dad Eleanor (Mathews) Maranda and Adrian Maranda of S. Grafton, MA. The family of Kenneth wishes to thank Trinity Hospital, Empath Hospice, Fr. Kyle Bell and all his doctors and physicians in Florida for their efforts to provide him with the quality of life he wanted and wished for. Also thank you to all our family and friends for their kind words, prayers and help at this sad time. At this time no funeral service is planned. Please consider memorial donations to American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202 1-800-DIABETES.

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Kenneth E. Maranda

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elaine roy

December 8, 2018

Kenyy, was a very kind, sharing person, never had a bad word to say about anyone. I also know how much he loved Cheryl, they were very close.
My prayers go out to Cheryl, Brian and Patrick.

Jill Maranda

December 8, 2018

The world will no longer feel the same. Ken was my father in-law for more than half my life, thirty years to be exact, but he was so much more, he was funny,kind,generous,loving,
smart,patient a wonderful "Grampa Kenny" to my boys, sarcastic and fresh always up for a good time and a good laugh! He is one of the greatest men I ever knew! Don't worry Ken we will make sure Cheryl is doing okay, love you and miss you always and forever, your
Jillie -Bean

Caterina Caplette

December 5, 2018

To Cheryl (Godmom), Brian , Patrick and family. I am so sorry to hear and learn of the passing of Goddaddy. I love you all. Goddaddy was a whole part of my life growing up and he was always there for me. I am so heart broken that I can not be there for you all. I am sending all my love and prayers during this time. Please know that I am here for all of you and please feel free to reach out to me at any time. Goddaddy I love you so much and I will forever miss you.
Love you
Trina.

Mark Maranda

December 5, 2018

My deepest sympathy to my aunt Cheryl,cousins Brian and Patrick and to the the rest of the family,uncle Kenny has left me with nothing but great memories of the days when family gatherings and events ment so much,always the life of the party and knowledge galore you will surely be missed uncle hawse,until we meet again❣️

Chip Bonifacci

December 5, 2018

Pat, Brian Sorry to hear about dad.keep your heads up. He would of wanted you guys too ...All your prayers chip and crystal

Joan Weihrauch

December 4, 2018

KENNY and I have been friends for a long time. We grew up in the same town and attended the same High School. Also he fell in love with my friend and neighbor Cheryl . They married and it's all history after that. We did keep in touch over the years but not able to see each other with our busy lives. Talk about a small world. We all retired in Florida and not that far from each other. WHEN we met it seemed like yesterday. Our feelings had not changed a bit. Yes I will miss my friend but we will always be together.

FROM THE FAMILY