Kenneth P Troisi
October 11, 1943 – January 3, 2019
KENNETH PHILLIP TROISI (1943 - 2019)
Kenneth (“Ken”) Troisi, 75, of Daytona Beach, Florida, passed peacefully in his home surrounded by love on January 3, 2019. He was born in Maynard, Massachusetts, son of the late Edward and Mary Troisi.
A resident of Daytona Beach for 38 years, Ken loved the ocean. He graduated from Norwich University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He then served in the U.S. Army rising to the rank of Major before retiring after 27 years. While in the army, Ken served 13 months in combat as a platoon leader of 55 men and Division Artillery Communications Officer during the Pueblo Incident. He was also a high security crypto custodian and along with his nuclear weapons and top-secret clearances allowed him to act upon any Presidential messages.
During his renowned army career, Ken received World Wide High Security Clearance, was a member of the General’s staff and worked alongside U.S. Presidents. Ken later received his master’s degree in mathematics and became a mathematics professor. Mathematics was a passion for him as he saw mathematical equations in everything he saw.
He was a true entrepreneur serving as CEO and president of several companies including; All Florida Realty, K & T Toy Company, and Safe Water Company. Ken enjoyed the open waters owning several boats over the years. His passion for the water started when he was a child thanks to his parents who would take Ken and his brother, Ed, to Lake Winnipesaukee during the summers where they would spend much of their time water skiing (barefoot and on one another’s shoulders!).
Through his life, Ken, had a strong love for sports and the outdoors. He was an avid skier (skied “Tuckerman’s Ravine” multiple times), ski instructor, rock climber, hockey player, football player, and high school hockey and football coach. Ken was known for his intelligence, wisdom and his sense of humor (he loved to tell jokes and be a jokester). He played several instruments and his favorites were the harmonica and mouth harp.
As all would attest, Ken was incredibly generous and throughout his life he spent countless hours helping others even helping others who had nothing. Ken helped many get on their feet and become part of society again.
He had a passion for politics and always enjoyed a good-natured debate among family members.
But most of all Ken was a friend to ALL, no matter what walk of life they were from, he saw the good in them and treated everyone equally.
Father of Kim and her husband Chris of Sudbury, MA, and Kenneth and his wife Amy of Marathon, FL; step-father of James and his wife Debbie of Grovetown, GA, and Susan of Newberry, SC; grandfather of Mia, Drew, Max, Adelyn, Kai, Noelle, Kaysey, Jonah, Brandy, and Brittany; brother to Edward and his wife Janice of Sterling, MA; uncle to Michael; and great-uncle to Meghan and Meredith.
A service of remembrance will be held Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1014 N. Halifax Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118. Ken will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Florida.
Those who wish to remember Ken in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
- Funeral Mass Friday, January 18, 2019
Kenneth P Troisi
Barbara Donald Mullaney
January 25, 2019
in loving memory to a great man and a wonderful neighbor He was such a nice and amazing person We will miss him dearly ,our heart and love to the Troisi Family our prayers are with you,
Donald and Barbara Mullaney❤️
January 20, 2019
I would like to send my deepest condolences to Kens family. He was such a wonderful, genuine man. So kind and accepting. Meghan, Meredith and I all agree that he was always smiling! Family was the most important thing to him. I hope your memories give you peace. Sending hugs, Jean
January 19, 2019
Jay and I would like to send you our condolences on your loss. Although we did not know your father, he certainly raised a very, fine son and that reflects his character. You and the family will be in our prayers.
Libby and Jay
David b Brewer
January 18, 2019
I met Ken air his place in Antrim NH helped him out remodeling the Snowd Inn he was a great guy helped me out alot going to miss him.
January 16, 2019
......The 1970's...Maynard, MA...Hayes St.....Your Family lived right across from us, and we all became one big super happy Family..A memory I will carry forever....Kenny Troisi is ingrained in Christmas, Summer, and every other amazing memory I have from my childhood.....Rest In peace Kenny......