Rochester, MA formerly of Danvers, MA — Mr. Kenneth B. Marshall, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth C. (Harrington) Marshall, passed away at home with his daughter Linda and granddaughter Kimberly at his side.
Ken was born and raised in Providence, R.I. and moved to Cape Cod and Rochester later. He wintered for more than 25 years in Myrtle Beach.
He was the son of the late James B. and Catherine G. Marshall and is survived by his only sibling, Bryce G. Marshall of Greenville, R.I., his daughter Linda L. Marshall of Danvers and Rochester, his granddaughter Kimberly A. Marshall of Rochester, his granddaughter Elizabeth DiCarlo Alvarado and husband, Eddie Alvarado, and great-grandson Blair DiCarlo Alvarado, all of Miami Shores, Fla., and grandson Marshall DiCarlo of New Bedford. He was preceded in death by his oldest daughter Donna J. (Marshall) DiCarlo and his great-granddaughter Isabella DiCarlo Alvarado.
He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and for more than 36 years was employed by American Biltrite.
A shy man who became a Master Mason of the Mosaic Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Danvers he was also a member of the Aleppo Shrine Temple, the Weary Traveller's Club, Grotto and the Cawnacome Sunshine Lodge. He was an original member of the Holy Trinity United Methodist Church in Danvers and donated blood faithfully to the American Red Cross.
He loved just sitting outside with the ever present breeze off the pond listening to the latest genealogic info from Unk Bryce and doing never ending home improvement projects together. Feeding hummingbirds directly from his hand, reading many newspapers daily and doing suduko puzzles (in ink) all with his cell phone in his pocket even at 93 made him happy but nothing more than knowing his family was safe and happy. That was a "lottery win" in his world.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St., Danvers, Mass. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ken's memory to: Children's Transportation Fund, Aleppo Shrine Center, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887.