Kenneth Michael Barki Mar. 16, 1991 - Jun. 19, 2014 TAFTVILLE - Kenneth Michael Barki, age 23, of Taftville passed away on June 19, 2014. He was born on March 16, 1991 in Norwich to Michael and Carolyn (Enos) Barki. Kenneth had a warm, sincere, and shining personality. His smile was contagious, and his sense of humor and wittiness was unmatched. He loved his family and friends, and maintained strong relationships with many. Although teasing his sister Olivia was a regular event, he always looked out for her. Kenneth loved watching the NY Mets baseball team with his Dad, even when they lost. He made a routine out of making practical jokes for his Mom, but could also share deep conversations with her. He was a self-taught pianist. He was a huge Michael Jackson and Old School Hip Hop fan, and could beat box with the best of them. Kenneth played Taftville Little League Baseball till the age of 16 years old. He played the trumpet in the NFA Marching Band throughout high school. He loved to work on his 1995 Dodge Stealth. Kenneth loved to spend time in Mohegan Park, picnicking and playing on the playground as a kid, and later in life jogging and spending time with Krystal. Kenneth always took care of Krystal and he was the best thing in her life. Lastly, he so enjoyed the beach at Ocean City, MD, riding the waves and eating crab cakes. Kenneth recently graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor's Degree in English. Besides his loving parents he is survived by a sister Olivia Barki of Taftville, a maternal Nana Nancy Enos of Uncasville, a fraternal grandfather Julius Barki of New Windsor, NY and a longtime, loving girlfriend Krystal Jones of Norwich. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is predeceased by a paternal grandmother Marcia Barki and a maternal Poppi David Enos. Family and friends may visit Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich on Monday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church in Taftville at 11:00 A.M. Burial will immediately follow at Maplewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth's honor to the Wecquonnoc School, 155 Providence St., Taftville, CT 06380. Please visit www.churchandallen.com
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