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Kenneth DeRosier

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Kenneth C. DeRosier 81 of Franklin, died peacefully, Monday July 15, 2013 at the Milford Regional Medical Center following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen A. (Chapdelaine) DeRosier. Born May 5, 1932, in Franklin, a son of the late George L. DeRosier and the late Florence Landry, he was a lifelong Franklin resident. He was raised and educated in Franklin, and also attended the Boston Conservatory School of Music. He was a retired bricklayer having worked for Local 3. His passion was music; he was a professional musician who could play almost any instrument. He was a well known accordion player, who played at the former Pipinelles Restaurant, Kens Steakhouse, the Union Oyster House, and the Chateau Deville. He also played at the Holliston Senior Center every Friday. Kenneth served his country honorably during the Korean War in the United States Army; he attained the rank of Corporal and was honorably discharged in November 1954. While serving in the Army he was a trumpet player in the 7th Army Symphony. He was an avid chess player, and treasured time spent with his family, friends and dogs. Kenneth was a Lifetime member of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers , Local 3 and the AARP. In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by his children; Kenneth C. Kenny DeRosier, Jr. of Boston and Karen M. Chartier and her husband Daniel of Brooklyn, Connecticut and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his beloved dogs; Nika Auntie Sweet and Poncho Uncle Ponch. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral with military honors Friday July 19, at 9:15AM from the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin, with a funeral Mass in St. Marys Church 1 Church Sq. at 10AM. Interment will follow at St. Josephs Cemetery, Medway. Calling hours are Thursday July 18th, from 4-8PM. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com

Published in The Country Gazette from July 16 to July 23, 2013
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