Kenneth H. Ovens, Sr., age 87

of Quincy

Kenneth H. Ovens, Sr., age 87

Kenneth H. Ovens, Sr., age 87, of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, March 20, 2021 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Kenneth was born in Scranton, Pa. Raised and educated there, he was a graduate of North Poconos High School. He had lived in Quincy for the past two years, previously in Braintree, and earlier in Florida and Texas.

Kenneth was proud to have served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired as a Technical Sergeant on June 1, 1973 after twenty years of service.

He was employed in the electronics industry, having worked for Joyces Letter Shop for eighteen years.

Kenneth was known for his strong work ethic. He took great pride in supporting his family.

Most of all, he was devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, always supporting their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for sixty-three years of Joyce M. (Kemplen) Ovens.

Devoted father of Sandra D. Aucoin and her husband Steven of Braintree, Mark S. Ovens and his wife Julie of Titusville, Fla., Johnny R. Ovens and his husband Anthony Balamotis of Carver, and the late Kenneth H. Ovens, Jr. and his surviving wife Kari of Laguna Beach, Calif.

Loving grandfather of Michael Aucoin and his wife Bri, Joseph Aucoin and his wife Siobhan, Brittany Ovens, Mark Ovens, and Trey Ovens.

Cherished great-grandfather of Michael, Jr., Ashlinn Rose, and Ryan.

Kenneth is also survived by his niece, Brenda Hughes and her husband Tommy of Pa., as well as many nieces and nephews in the U.S. and England.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, March 24, from 4-6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.

For those who wish, donations in Kenneth’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.


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  • even though I have only known Ken for a short time. He is one of the best people, the greatest and truest friend that I have ever had. I am going to miss Kenny greatly, as my heart already has a great void I love u Kenny and I will miss seeing u forever.

  • My dearest Uncle Ken,
    It is with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes I write to you…
    My heart is so sad from the news of your passing.
    So many memories I have shared with you, Auntie Joyce and my cousins over the years. Your smile and gentle voice got me through the hardest times in my life with the passing of both my parents (Pat and Eileen (Kemplin) Cashin
    You took the time to drive up with Auntie Joyce to Canada twice, to be there for me and my family and help me with my loss….
    My gentle giant I always called you….
    So many wonderful visits spent in Boston, Florida but your times spent at my parents cottage at Deanlea in Canada will be the days I will cherish the most….our long walks on our beach to so many conversations you had with my husband Larry.
    You also made time to talk to your Great niece Jacqueline and your nephew’s, Shawn and Stephen from when they were little to then watch them grow into young adults.
    They were so sad to hear of your passing.
    Uncle Ken, I can not bring myself to say good bye to you so I will just say ttfn….
    My Mum and Dad will greet you with open arms at the gates of heaven….
    Rest In Peace my gentle Angel….🕊
    Your loving Niece,

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to Sandy, joyce, joe, mike and all of the family and friends who knew and loved ken. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Auntie Joyce, Ken Jr (in Heaven) Sandy, Mark and Johnny and their family.
    It is with a heavy heart and sadness to hear about the passing of my favourite Uncle Ken. He was such a gentle, loving, caring and funny Man. Our times together in Rexdale at Christmas, The Cashin cottage, Boston and Florida will
    always be held close to my heart and forever etched in my memory. He loved you so much Auntie Joyce and his family. He is now in the Arms of the Angels and resting eternally with his Son. When you love someone, they are never truly gone. Love and hugs … Teresa xox

  • Papa ken was the most loving person I ever known he is so nice caring and thoughtful he is a great person I am going to miss him so so much but I know he is still there right next to me r.I.p papa ken. Love Ashlinn

  • You are a beautiful person and soul! You will be missed terribly Dad. God Bless you and we will meet again! Love you!

  • Hello daddy, you will be missed tremendously. I thank you so much for simply being you! Your kindness and gentleness will never be forgotten. God bless you, your son Johnnyxxxooo