Kendall Wright
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Douglass Funeral Home - Lexington
51 Worthen Road
Lexington, MA 02421
Kendall Wright, of Lexington died the morning of April 7, 2021 at the age of 95. He and his beloved wife of 70 years Penny raised their four children in Lexington. They shared a love of music, tennis, the arts and the lindy. Ken was born and lived in Winchester where he graduated from Winchester High School in 1943, lettering in baseball and basketball. He was admitted to MIT that summer and completed two semesters before serving in the Army Air Corps during WW II. He returned to MIT after the war and graduated in 1948 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had a successful business career in venture capital and corporate management serving as a CEO and director of three local high technology companies. Prior to retiring at 81, he served as a management consultant and director of several greater Boston corporations. He was a volunteer consultant for two Boston minority companies and also spent several years as a Big Brother in that organization. He also serviced as a volunteer worker at the Lexington Historical society and the Fix-It shop at the Lexington Community Center. Ken had a passion for music, having sung with three mens choruses in Wilmington, DE, Cincinnati and Winchester, as well as a mens acapela act in Lexington, he was a past member of the Masterworks Chorale and the Lexington Pops Chorus for many years with Penny. He was an avid tennis player and active member of the Lexington Tennis Association for many years. He had been a long time member and past president of the Manchester Bath & Tennis club where he played summer tennis until he was 88. He and Penny would sing and dance away many summer evenings at the club with family and friends of all ages. He will be remembered for his generosity, competitive spirit, a sense of fairness, a glowing smile and his love of the shore. Along with Penny he is survived by his children Lisa Taverna, Doug and his wife Dee, David and his wife Claudia, Pamela Broderick and her husband Jim and ten grandchildren: Bria Taverna, Ben, Sam, Emilia, Ian, Vanessa, James Broderick, John Broderick, William Broderick and Charles Broderick. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations go to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America www.bbbs.org/donate/. A memorial event will be scheduled at a later date to celebrate Kens life. Lexington - 781-862-1800 www.douglassfh.com.
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Published by Eagle-Independent from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2021.
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Ken was such a special man. He was so nice and you knew he had such a kind heart. His conversations were always about others and never about himself. He was one of our favorites to see at the club. Classy, kind, witty and carrying. We are honored that we knew him. And will miss seeing him there.
Joe & Karen Fuca
Friend
April 23, 2021
Dear Penney and family
Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss
of Ken!
We learned of his passing on the Facebook page of MB&T. Such fond memories of great times!
What a kind and generous man he was! When I was out of a job, he unsolicited, arranged an interview for me.
Fondly
Ulla and Dave Coe
David Coe
Friend
April 20, 2021
Oh, Kenny! You were the cutest (that was a compliment in those days) member of the basketball team, in your short shorts with your happy smile! It has been a joy to keep up with you, through your friendship with dear Robbie. Still the cutest, I say! Penny and Kenny! A great team!
Elizabeth Merrow
Friend
April 19, 2021
Mr. Wright,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army Air Forces during WW II and for being a member of the Greatest Generation. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Mike Casey
April 16, 2021
I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about his passing he is now resting in Peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him
Lorraine Butler
Acquaintance
April 15, 2021
I worked with Ken at ADE, and thought he was just a splendid man. Everyone who knew him was better for it.
Roy Mallory
Coworker
April 15, 2021