Waltham - Kenneth H. Surette, Sr., passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital at the age of 61.
He leaves his wife of 32 years, Linda Rankin Surette, his sons, Kenneth Surette Jr. and Tyler Surette all of Waltham, Massachusetts; his siblings Andrea LeBlanc (Michael) of Sanford, Maine, Ellen Peterson (David) of Pelham, New Hampshire, Patrick Surette of Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, Canada, Mark Surette of Norton, Massachusetts and Michelle Fabiano (Edward) of Billerica, Massachusetts; his sisters-in-law, Michelle Tilley (Andrew) of Ottawa, Canada, Debbie Speight (Tom) of Walpole and Nadine Burke (Brian) of Billerica; nieces and nephews; grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Ken was also the brother of the late Gordon Surette.
Kenneth was born on September 28, 1959, a son of the late Andre and Dorothy (LeBlanc) Surette. He graduated from Waltham High School and went on to serve in the United States Navy on the USS Donald B. Berry for four years. He married Linda C. Rankin on September 2, 1988 in Christ Episcopal Church in Waltham and remained in Waltham to raise their sons.
Ken worked for Panametrics Corporation, which later became General Electric, for 25 years.
He loved the game of softball and played in various leagues in Waltham. As a young man he played with the Lil Nippers and continued to play throughout his adult life.
Ken was an avid fisherman who loved spending time by the water with his brothers, sons, and friends. Whether camping or out on the canoe, he was always at peace in nature.
He had a lifelong connection with music and was a talented guitar player. He loved jamming alongside and listening to his sons play music. He was a great father.
Family and friends will honor and remember Kenneth's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, October 23rd from 4 to 7 p.m.
Memorials in his name may be made to Waltham Boys & Girls Club, 20 Exchange Street, Waltham, MA 02451 or www.walthambgc.org