Kenneth S. Ollen

Born: Sun., Dec. 1, 1957
Died: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 22, 2018
Location: Silas F. Richardson & Son, Inc.

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PRINCETON --- Kenneth Stanley Ollen, 60 years old, of Princeton, died February 14, 2018 in Leominster from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Ken was born December 1, 1957, in Chelsea MA, the only son of Stanley and Mabel (Reid) Ollen. He leaves his partner and love of his life Nancy (Laverty) Hoell, Gail Ollen the mother of his children/best friend and sparring partner, 2 sons, Seth Ollen of New York and Noah Ollen of Fitchburg, his brothers in friendship, Rico Morales and Danny Monteverde, his niece Melissa Whitehead and her daughters Bella and Illi, and many other nieces and nephews. Ken was also loved by Nancy’s family, Ben and Mandy Hoell and their children Otto and Charlotte, and Brian and Mary Jones and their children Abraham and Jeremiah.

Ken attended Chelsea schools, and attained his Bachelors Degree while in the military. He was employed for over 25 years as a Senior Project Support Engineer at Dell-EMC. Ken served in the US Army in J Co 305th MI BN. for 10 years, attaining the rank of SSG. He received the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2) , Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal , Sharpshooter M-16 Rifle, Army Lapel Button, and Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award). He loved music, all sports especially the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, he was an animal lover, loved nature, and loved spending time at Hampton Beach. He also was an Honorary Member of the Cup Crusaders. Ken loved his friends at the GazBar and 435 whom he considered his 2nd family. Ken loved his life, the people in it, and was loved by everyone that knew him.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5pm - 7pm in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home 106 West St. Leominster. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Leominster Cup Crusaders 228 Bayberry Hill Lane, Leominster MA. 01453.

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   Posted Sat February 17, 2018
My deepest condolences to Nancy and Ken’s family. I will miss my friend and his kindness, caring and laughter. He touched everyone that knew him and will be so missed. Rest In Peace my dear friend. ❤️

James McCarthy
   Posted Mon February 19, 2018
So sorry for your loss, as Ken was a good friend and co-worker for over 23 years. He was always good for a laugh and will be missed.

Gary Bastarache
   Posted Mon February 19, 2018
My prayers go out to Nancy and Ken's families. I had the pleasure and honor of working with Ken in the Tech Support lab at EMC. He was a good friend and loyal lottery list member. Ken, sorry we never did hit the lottery jackpot. Rest in peace.

Gary Bastarache

Jim LeMay
   Posted Tue February 20, 2018
Sorry for your loss. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Ken at EMC. He was a person that I could always count on to provide real world experiences. He had a way about him that was all his own. He will be missed by all.

Cathy campbell
   Posted Wed February 21, 2018
I was lucky enough to have met Ken a few years back at the old Cornerstones what are the chances of meeting someone from Chelsea but we also both lived on Addison Street so Ken would call me Chelsea and I'd call him Addison what a great man he always had a smile. Ken you will be missed may God bless you and your family. RIP kEN

Steven Laverty Jr
   Posted Wed February 21, 2018

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by The Steven Laverty Family of Raleigh NC.

Dear Nancy, You waited a long time to meet a man like Ken. A true gentleman and caregiver in every sense of the word. Though your days together were brief, you two made it for all it was worth. Truly saddened for yours and the World's loss. Love Always Steve, Cheryl, Maura and Mike.

Kathy DiRusso
   Posted Thu February 22, 2018
Nancy, There really are no words...they all seem so insignificant under the circumstances. Know for sure that Ken was loved by us all. YOU are also loved by us all for filling the last several years of his life with adventures, laughter and love. Had the Guinness Book of Records had the chance to take measurements, I'm sure he would hold the Largest Heart category. His kindness and generosity touched me and I am blessed for having known him. He will indeed be missed everyday...most especially on Mother's Day. You are always welcome to stand in for him. Sending you love, prayers and hope that in time, your sadness will be replaced by all the warm memories. Kathy DiRusso, Team Captain, The Cup Crusaders

Wendy B
   Posted Thu February 22, 2018
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my condolences. Ken was my co-worker for 20+ years. We spent much time walking the grounds of EMC talking about what was out there in the world. I will miss him dearly.

Nancy horll
   Posted Fri February 23, 2018
As I say my final goodby this morning, my heart is broken. I am glad you will rest with your parents for eternity. I will love you always. I will never forget you and our wonderful life together. Rest easy, my dear guy, until we are together again.

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