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.