Kenneth D. Morse

February 10th, 2013

Kenneth D., age 74, of Wilmington, formerly of Burlington, died unexpectedly on February 9, 2013, at the Winchester Hospital.

Ken was born on July 31, 1938, in Boston, MA, he was the cherished son of the late William and Italia (Rita) (Manduca) Morse.  Ken was raised and educated in Burlington, MA and went on to earn his High School Diploma from Somerville Trade School in Somerville, MA.

Prior to retiring, Ken worked as a machinist for the General Electric Company for nearly 30 years; he had a great work ethic as well as a great personality; Ken was well liked and respected among his co-workers.

Ken married his “sweetheart” Esther L. Angiuoni in 1958, the couple moved to Wilmington in 1965, where they raised four wonderful children.  Ken and Esther would have shared 55 great years together this coming September, traveled all over Canada, Europe, and saw all 50 United States.  They enjoyed camping as a family and had a great time aboard a schooner traveling up the coast of Maine, Ken knew how to show his family a good time and made memories last a life time.

Ken loved the “out doors”, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, dog sled racing, skiing, snowmobiling, golfing, photography, you name it, Ken enjoyed taking in every activity with his family and friends.

Ken will be fondly remembered for his love of music, Big Bands were among some of his favorites.

Ken was a “social guy” and loved to tell stories and he made friends where ever he went.  Ken will be remembered for his big personality and a bigger heart.  Ken was the type of friend and neighbor that would do anything for anyone, always there to lend a hand.  Ken loved to have a good time, he was fun, friendly.

Ken will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, and a wonderful “Papa”, his love for his family was unconditional and he will be greatly missed by all.

Ken was the beloved husband of Esther L. (Angiuoni) Morse, devoted father of Kenneth D. Morse, Jr. and his wife Claire of Methuen, Guy W. Morse of Boston, Scott B. Morse and his fiancé Barbara MacEachern of Wilmington, and Renee Y. Boucher and her husband Anthony of Dracut, loving “Papa” of Benjamin and Jessica Morse, Harrison and Russell Boucher, cherished son of the late William and Italia (Rita) (Manduca) Morse, dear brother of Germaine Downer of Reading and the late William S. Morse, Jr., brother-in-law of Mary Doucette of Reading, Helen and Alfred Contreas of Malden, Elizabeth and Dana Delorey of Haverhill.  Ken is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, February 12th  at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 12:00 noon.  Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, February 11th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Ken’s name may be made to Winchester Hospital, Development Office, 41 Highland Ave., Winchester, MA 01890.


15 Entries in Guest Book for “Kenneth D. Morse”

  1. Marleene Hoag says:

    Morse Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. May your happy memories help to get you through this and bring you comfort in the future.

  2. Joe & Jacki Casey says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you , we are thinking of you at this difficult time.

  3. Judy Mooney says:

    Morse Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Mr. Morse. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  4. Chuck Towse and family says:

    To Mrs. Morse and kids,

    We are saddened by the loss of one of nicest persons we have had the pleasure to know. Our deepest sympathies go out Esther and her family.

  5. Don and Olga Morse says:

    Many childhood memories will preserve Kenneth’s presence in my heart.

  6. Ann Marie and Neville Baia says:

    Ann Marie and Neville Baia

    To the Morse family and Germaine Downer

    May loving memories of of Kenneth help you at this difficult time.

  7. Mark Manduca says:

    Condolences and best wishes from the Manduca family in Maine.

  8. Rick Morris and Family says:

    So sorry to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  9. Gary & Debra Nelson says:

    Very sad to hear of the loss of Ken sr. Our thaoughts and paryers are with you through this difficult time.

  10. Wayne and Maureen Parsons and Family says:

    Esther, Ken, Guy, Scott, and Renee,

    We are very sorry for your loss. Anything we can do for you, we are right up the road. We know how difficult this time is for you and hope time and memories can heal your pain quickly.

    Love to all!!!
    Wayne, Maureen, Ryan, Erica, John, and Eva.

  11. Charlie Towse says:

    Ken and I grew up together in Burlington. Our mothers used to push us thru the neighborhood in strollers. We were friend all of our life and I will miss him greatly. The vacation at the beach wilth all of our kids are fond memories for both families. My son says it best, “Ken was a good man” He was also a very lucky man to have a woman like Esther walking beside him.

  12. Joyce Crum says:

    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Sincere condolences.
    Joyce Crum

  13. Debbie Palman McDowell says:

    Thinking of all of you…. I hope you find comfort in the happy memories and each other at this difficult time. OX…………….. I share some of those memories with you and for that I am thankful!!

  14. Karen (Ross) O'Reilly says:

    Renee, I am sorry to learn about your Dad’s passing. We haven’t seen each other since our high school days. You always made me laugh and I wanted to express my sympathy. Thinking of you and your family.

  15. Wendy Rosa says:

    Kenny & Guy, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was a lovely man, my thoughts are with you.

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