Obituaries

Kevin W. Kleynen

March 19th, 2014

Kevin W. Kleynen, age 57, of Lowell, formerly of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on March 18, 2014. 

Kevin was born on September 17, 1956, in Lowell, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Louis L. and Margaret C. “Sis” (Hennessy) Kleynen.  Kevin was raised and educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1974.  Kevin went on to further his education at Lowell State College; earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

At the time of his death, Kevin, was an accountant for the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.  Kevin’s personality and sense of humor made him a favorite amongst his co-workers; Kevin made many life-long friends at work.

In his spare time, Kevin enjoyed following sports; Bruins, Patriots, and most of all the Red Sox were his favorites.  He loved going to Fenway Park, sitting in the “Green Monster”, and taking in countless Red Sox Games with his son Lucas, other family members, and his many friends.  Kevin also loved to travel with his son and family, most recently taking a cruise with his son Lucas, and attending many concerts over the years; everyone always had a great time with Kevin, he was so much fun to be around.

Kevin collected lots of sports memorabilia over the years; proudly displaying it throughout his home for everyone to enjoy.  Kevin went to countless sports card shows where he traded for his favorite players, and amassing quite a collection. Kevin ultimately enjoyed bowling, he was not only an avid bowler but he ran the Wilmington Bowling League for many years over in North Reading.

Kevin will be fondly remembered for his unconditional love of family, friends, and his beloved cats.  Kevin always looked forward to every family get together, pool party, holiday, and special occasion where he could party and entertain his family, cousins, and friends.  Kevin had the ability to make others laugh and feel comfortable in his presence and he will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Kevin was the devoted father of Lucas M. Kleynen of Haverhill, beloved son of the late Louis and Margaret “Sis” (Hennessy) Kleynen, dear brother of Patricia Kleynen of Wilmington, Louis “Bud” Kleynen and his wife Nancy of Aiken, SC, and John “Jack” Kleynen and his wife Debra of Haverhill, loving uncle of Jodie and Sean McDonough and their children Jake and Molly all of Tewksbury.  Kevin is also survived by many cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Monday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.  Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, March 23rd from 4-8 p.m.

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11 Entries in Guest Book for “Kevin W. Kleynen”

  1. Wendy & Michael Hennessy says:

    our heart was broken
    without a warning no words spoken
    you were taken away
    someone said you could not stay

    empty and lonely is what we are
    we lost a precious shining star
    our family torn apart
    your world began with a promising start

    life is unfair
    this difficult cross we must bear
    strength and courage we will find
    you will always be in our mind

    a place in heaven is where you sit
    looking at that star you lit
    in our thoughts forever you will be
    never knowing why someone set you free

    ~ Carolyn Autiello

  2. PatriciaWilliams says:

    To Kevin’s family,
    Thoughts of you at this sad time. As condo neighbors we will miss his quiet polite demeanor and were truly shocked to learn about Kevin.
    Sincerely,
    Pat Williams for Heritage Place

  3. Gayle Linton says:

    To Pat and your family, all my prayers.

  4. Norman Kleynen says:

    So sorry for your lose. I know he will be missed by all that new him.

  5. Fred and Barbara Kleynen says:

    We are so sad to hear of Kevin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. With deepest sympathy.
    Fred and Barbara Kleynen

  6. Marie Kearney Didion says:

    So sorry for your lost. It was a shock to get this news. He will be missed!

  7. Linda Kleynen Sanders says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. With deepest sympathy.

  8. Gary and Spring Kleynen says:

    We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.We know you will miss him but his spirit will always be with you.

  9. Paul and Judy Kleynen says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Kevin. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Bob Knowlton says:

    Kevin was a friend in High School and like so many others we fell out of touch after graduation. I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of someone so young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Vic Andreoli says:

    Kevin was a dealer at May show in Methuen ma for many years. His positive attitude and fun sense of humor will always be remembered.He was a great man and a good friend.
    I am deeply sadden by his loss.

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