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“Dear Ken - I am deeply sad to hear of the death of your father. The loss of a parent is deeply painful as they were and in many ways will always be a...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Heather Felton - Waltham, MA

“With sincere sympathy, thinking of you all at this time of sorrow. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Pam Quinn - Other

“Linda, Kenny, Candace, Autumn & Amber,Ken was such a wonderful man - we will miss him dearly! We hope all of the memories you hold and the love of...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy, Joe, Samantha & Sydney Kenny - MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Carole Billington Betty Neuenschwanders daughter Cousin of Ethel

“My deepest condolences to all of you. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Andrea Movsessian Wallack - MA

“Our deepest sympathies to the Freda family. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Angelito Santos - South Easton, MA

“A most generous man. Gave himself to all who needed him. Always embraced the 'doings' in life: work, play, family, friends, job(s), travels, food,...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jack & Beverly Kenny - Leominster, MA

“Linda, Sonny & families,I am Betty's (Ethel's cousin) daughter from Indiana. Jimmy Guest informed us of Kenny's passing. I want to express my...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Lori (Neuenschwander) Liechty - IN

“I love you with all my heart my BFF PAPA ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Autumn Medbery - Family

“I love you Papa.... always and forever!! ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Amber Medbery - Family

“Linda, Candace and Ken, I worked with Ken for many years and he always made me laugh. We had some very long conversation on many occasions. He was so...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jan Taylor - Lancaster, MA

“Lou and I send our love and prayers to Linda, Candace and Kenny. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Guest - Strongsville, OH

Waltham – Mr. Kenneth D. Freda died Friday, June 10, 2022 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital after an illness. He was 78.

Kenneth was born on August 8, 1943 in Chelsea, son of the late Charles and Ethel (Stride) Freda. He was a graduate with the class of 1961 from East Boston High School. Ken served with the Army National Guard Reserves. He married Waltham native Linda A. LeBlanc on August 26, 1967 in St. Mary's Church.

He worked for many years at Waltham City Hall and later in sales for A.J. Antico Irrigation Sales for many years.

Ken was the longtime videographer with Joseph Hill Post #156 and dressed as 'Frosty the Snowman' annually with 'The Golden Capers' annual show in Waltham. In earlier years he was active with Waltham youth sports and enjoyed following the New England sports teams.

In addition to his wife of 54 years, Linda, he leaves his children, Candace M. Freda-Medbery and Kenneth D. Freda Jr., all of Waltham; grandfather of Autumn Renee and Amber Rose Medbery; brother of Charles 'Sonny' Freda of New Hampshire; also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ken's life by gathering to visit in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Thursday, June 16th at 10 a.m. followed by his funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Memorials in his name may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Calvary Cemetery

250 High Street Waltham, MA 02453