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“To Linda, Ken Jr. , Tyler and the Surette family,My deepest sympathy to all of you. I enjoyed seeing Kenny at the Chateau lounge. He was so sweet....Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Helen David - Waltham, MA

“My condolences to you all. My father, Wayne Lorette and Kenny were friends and I have a lot of memories of him being around when I was a child...and...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Denise Lorette - Wareham, MA

“My condolences to you all. Mr father, Wayne Lorette and Kenny were friends and I have a lot of memories of him being around when I was a child...and...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Denise Lorette - Waltham, MA

“So sorry to hear about Kenny's passing. My thoughts go out to Linda, Kenny Jr., and Trevor. Kenny and I worked together for over 25 years at...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Ron Gallant - Salem, NH - Friend

“Our condolences to Kenny's family. Our prayers are with you during this very trying time ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Tom and pauline Lorette - MA

“Rest In Peace Kenny. I have known Kenny for 53 years. He was truly special friend and a true legend amongst all his friends. We all have the greatest...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Tom Lotette - Tewksbury, MA

“Sincere condolences to the Surette family,I worked in the same place as Kenny but really knew him as a fun teammate and skilled softball player. He...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Scott Richardson - Tewksbury, MA

“First my condolences to the family , I know Kenny for 28 Years ,Worked with him played softball with him , went skiing with him many many times ...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: GABY DAABOUL - WALPOLE, MA

“We knew Kenny and family for many years. Worked with Kenny and Linda @ Panametrics and GE with Kenny. Played softball with Kenny for years in Waltham...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: steven febonio - Northbridge, MA

“Linda,I am so sorry for your loss.May he rest in peace CIndy FinneyBilly Finney ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: cindy finney - hudson, MA

“So sorry to hear of your loss and Kenny's passing. I ran into him at BJ's in Waltham several months back and he was in good spirits and we had...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Pajak - Waltham, MA - Friend

“My sincere condolences to the entire Surette family,particularly Ellen and Dave Peterson. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Ernie Rogers - Waltham, MA

“Worked and played softball with Ken. He was a great guy, he will be missed.Art Heath and Maria Clemente ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Art Heath - waltham, MA - Friend

“Sorry to hear this sad news. Kenny was a good man. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: BILL JARRETT - Waltham, MA

“Ellen and Family,Sincere sympathies on the loss of your brother.Marian Carpentino ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Marian Carpentino - Waltham, MA

“We all lost a sweet soul,rest in peace kenny. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Paula Inch - Whitensville, MA

“Surette Family,Our deepest condolences on the passing of KenPaul & Lori Cusano ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Paul Cusano - NH - Friend

“Ellen and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pam ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Pam Feeley - Milford, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss Linda, Kenny, and Tyler. May he Rest In Peace. He was a great father and husband. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Amanda Chiasson - Fitchburg, MA


Waltham - Kenneth H. Surette, Sr., passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital at the age of 61.

He leaves his wife of 32 years, Linda Rankin Surette, his sons, Kenneth Surette Jr. and Tyler Surette all of Waltham, Massachusetts; his siblings Andrea LeBlanc (Michael) of Sanford, Maine, Ellen Peterson (David) of Pelham, New Hampshire, Patrick Surette of Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, Canada, Mark Surette of Norton, Massachusetts and Michelle Fabiano (Edward) of Billerica, Massachusetts; his sisters-in-law, Michelle Tilley (Andrew) of Ottawa, Canada, Debbie Speight (Tom) of Walpole and Nadine Burke (Brian) of Billerica; nieces and nephews; grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Ken was also the brother of the late Gordon Surette.

Kenneth was born on September 28, 1959, a son of the late Andre and Dorothy (LeBlanc) Surette. He graduated from Waltham High School and went on to serve in the United States Navy on the USS Donald B. Berry for four years. He married Linda C. Rankin on September 2, 1988 in Christ Episcopal Church in Waltham and remained in Waltham to raise their sons.

Ken worked for Panametrics Corporation, which later became General Electric, for 25 years.

He loved the game of softball and played in various leagues in Waltham. As a young man he played with the Lil Nippers and continued to play throughout his adult life.

Ken was an avid fisherman who loved spending time by the water with his brothers, sons, and friends. Whether camping or out on the canoe, he was always at peace in nature.

He had a lifelong connection with music and was a talented guitar player. He loved jamming alongside and listening to his sons play music. He was a great father.

Family and friends will honor and remember Kenneth's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, October 23rd from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorials in his name may be made to Waltham Boys & Girls Club, 20 Exchange Street, Waltham, MA 02451 or www.walthambgc.org