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CRANNELL, Kenneth C. Of Saugus, formerly of Melrose, August 19, 2016. Best friend and beloved husband of Patricia A. (Roberts) Crannell with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Devoted father of Kenneth C. "Chuck" Crannell, Jr. and his wife Martha of Chelmsford, and Tracy Palumbo and her husband Paul of Haverhill. Dear brother of the late John W. Crannell and William G. Crannell. Cherished grandfather of Allison and Elizabeth Palumbo, and Casey and Liam Crannell. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Late Professor Emeritus of Emerson College. Relatives and friends will gather in Ken's honor during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., MELROSE, on Wednesday, August 24 from 4-8pm, and for his Funeral Service at Trinity Church, 131 W. Emerson St., Melrose, celebrated on Thursday at 1:00pm. Donations in Ken's memory may be made to the Kenneth Crannell Scholarship at Emerson College, 120 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116, or to the Cradle Foundation, 2049 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. For online tribute, condolences or directions visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com Robinson Funeral Home Melrose (781) 665-1900
Published in The Boston Globe from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2016
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