Sad news

Updated May 21 – 2:22 pm

We received news a short time ago that long time member Ken Chenard passed away this morning. Details will be posted as received. May he rest in peace!

Update
The calling hours are on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third St., North Andover. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Michaels Parish in North Andover. Burial will follow at the Ridgewood Cemetery also in North Andover

Obituary

Kenneth F. Chenard, 70, of North Andover died May 20, 2013, at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. He was born June 7, 1942, to the late Alcide and Nellie (Burton) Chenard. Ken was a lifelong resident of North Andover and graduate of North Andover High School. He also attended St. Michaels Parish. Ken loved trains and belonged to many train clubs including Waushakum Live Steamers and Montreal Live Steamers. He had a special love for cats and had taken care of many strays throughout his life. Most of all he was a devoted husband to his loving wife, Marilyn (McDermott) Chenard who died Nov. 28, 2012. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his son, Bruce and his wife AnnMarie Chenard of Kingston; daughter, Christine Chenard of North Andover; and his stepdaughter, Cyndi and her husband Brian Flynn of Dover, N.H.; grandchildren Marc, Alyssa and Andrew Chenard, Conor and Emma Flynn. Family and friends are invited to calling hours Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third St., North Andover. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Michaels Parish in North Andover. Burial will follow at the Ridgewood Cemetery also in North Andover. Please visit our Web site for online condolences at www.contefuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.

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