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Kenneth J. Harris
July 19, 1949 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Kenneth J. Harris, 74 years old of Leominster, died Wednesday, December 27, 2023.
Kenneth was born on July 19, 1949 in Leominster, MA, son of the late Edward and Loretta (Cote) Harris and was a lifelong resident.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marcia (Sidilau) Harris and their two children, Son; Scott Harris, grandsons Kyle Harris, Ryan Harris, and his partner Rachel Warpula of Leominster, MA, Daughter; Kendra Steucek and her husband Martin V and grandson Martin VI of Ashburnham, MA. Sisters Judy Gorneault and her husband Tony of FL and Linda Harris of MA. Sister in Law’s Cynthia Buckley, Karen and Larry Linton, Pamela and Phil Marrama, Diane and Frank DiMaria, Maureen and Rick Harris, Sandra and Robert Marien of Leominster and Sheila and Nick Latorrie of AZ. Brother in laws Bruce and Patricia Sidilau, Gerard Sidilau, Kevin Sidilau, all of Leominster, and Keith and Joni of Orange, MA. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by brother Leslie Harris, Sister Ann Gonzalez, nephew Robert Gonzalez, nephew Tony Gornealt, Mother and Father-in-law Ruth and Harold Sidilau, Brother in laws William Buckley and Wayne Sidilau.
Ken started working at a very young age at Leominster News and Haldie Nicholson and held many jobs throughout his life, spending the majority of his career working and driving for Hartman Relocation and Storage. During his younger years he enjoyed cheering on his son’s baseball, deck hockey and ice hockey teams and never missed a game. He also volunteered as a coach for dek hockey for many years. He enjoyed vacationing in Maine with family. The way to Ken’s heart was with food. He wanted to feed everyone who walked through his front door. You couldn’t leave without having cookies and tall glass of milk, a snack, a full meal or an ice cream sundae. Ken was also happiest when he was helping his family and friends, whether it was grocery shopping for them, running errands, giving them rides or moving furniture for them.
He enjoyed his early morning drives to Market Basket, the coffee shop and getting his newspaper, then coming home to the 5-course breakfast Marcia (Marsh) made for him every day. His grandsons were the love of his life and he was always there for their birthdays, holidays, special occasions and accomplishments. When his grandsons were young, he was the first one to jump up to play in the mud with them, take them for rides in the wagon, swim and build sand castles with them at the beach, play catch with them and anything and everything his grandsons wanted to do.
The family would like to extend many heartfelt thanks to Dr. Edward Kamens and Lisa, The staff of the Lifecare Center and Beacon Hospice.
A funeral service for Ken will be held on Monday, January 8th at 11am in the Richardson Funeral Home, 106 West St. Leominster. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will precede the funeral service from 10-11am.