Kenneth L. Blackman, Jr., age 80

of Braintree

Kenneth L. Blackman, Jr., age 80

Kenneth L. Blackman, Jr., age 80, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Thursday, January 14, 2021 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

He was born in Quincy, to the late Kenneth L. and Mary T. (Sebastini) Blackman. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1958.

Kenneth had lived in Braintree for over twenty-five years, previously in Quincy.

Kenneth was employed as an Underwriting Assistant at the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association for forty-eight years and was still working at the time of his death. He enjoyed many longstanding relationships with his colleagues there.

Kenneth was talented at drawing and enjoyed travelling, having travelled extensively throughout the country and abroad during his life. He also enjoyed musicals from the Golden Age. Kenneth was a thoughtful and generous person who will be greatly missed.

Devoted brother of Lois G. Bonaglia of Braintree and her late husband John.

Loving uncle of Sheri B. Gushta and her husband Matthew of Exeter, N.H., John G. Bonaglia III and his wife Kathryn Boschert of Oradell, N.J.

Loving great-uncle of Lillian, Jack, Ethan, and Genevieve.

Kenneth is also survived by many dear friends and colleagues.

Graveside services will be conducted at Pine Hill Cemetery, 815 Willard Street, West Quincy, on Monday, June 14, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

For those who wish, donations in Kenneth’s memory may be made to The Boston Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, 75 Arlington Street, Third Floor, Boston, MA 02116 or by visiting www.tbf.org.

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  • I knew Kenny through being the brother of my Aunt..He was a wonderful, caring, and fun-loving person..who will be sadly missed by so many people..May he rest in peace

  • I was deeply saddened to hear of Kenny’s passing . He was a cherished friend from MPIUA who I loved sharing our love of old time musicals and his favorite “She Loves Me “ . I will cherish the drawings he gave me when I retired last February. A kind and loving soul who will be greatly missed ❤️

  • With deepest sympathy, it was my pleasure to work with such a remarkable and talented man.

  • Kenny was a special guy. Took good care of all his coworkers. Always
    Celebrating special days. You will be missed by all the people you came into contact with. 💕💕

  • So sad to hear of Kenny’s passing. This man was such a talented artist and luckily i have so many of his drawings. He loved Betty Grable and i love Marilyn Monroe and we had so many fun conversations of who was better. He had such great stories to tell. He was a generous, thoughtful man who will be missed. I am thankful for all the years i got to work and talk with Kenny. Rest in Peace

  • it was a blessing to work with Kenny everyday , it was a blast commuting to and
    from work with him , he will be in our hearts forever

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Kenny. He was and always will be the “Renaissance Man” of Mass. Property. A great conversationalist , artist and gentleman. When I retired in 2014, I was given Ken’s rendition of Motif No. 1 in Rockport which proudly hangs on our living room wall. May he rest in peace as he will be missed by many.

  • KENNY WAS A WONDEFUL PERSON TO WORK WITH HE WAS A VERY GENEROUS PERSON HE NEVER FORGOT ANYONE BIRTHADAY HE WORKED WITH I AM DEEPLY SADDEN AND HEART BROKEN ABOUT LOSING THIS WONDERFUL MAN MY GRANDCHILDREN ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING HIM WHEN THEY CAME TO THE CHILDREN OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY HE WAS THE FIRST PERSON THEY WOULD ASK TO SEE. IT DID MY HEART JOY KNOWING HOW MUCH THEY LOVE KENNY AS I DO. GOD BLESS KENNY FAMILY, PEACE BE STILL

  • Kenny will be greatly missed.
    RIP Kenny.

  • I was sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing, he was always full of energy and would never let anyone go hungry in our office. He always had a desk full of treats and wouldn’t let you say no to having one.. or two. Great singer, artist and co-worker/friend. Rest easy Kenny.

  • While visiting our family graves today at Pine Hill Cemetery, we noticed the preparations for Kenny’s burial. Unfortunately, that is how we met him and the only time we had the pleasure of speaking with him. He was devoted to his deceased mother and always made sure there was a huge display of bright flowers at her grave throughout the year. He would spend hours making sure each flower was placed perfectly. Rest in peace Kenny.

    Carol and Bob LaFleur