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November 7, 1963 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old
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He was a son to Nana, who affectionately called him "Kenny Bum." He was a brother to Tim and Joanne, and he was father to Luke, whom he called "Little Coconut" when he was born. Ken Stanley, 59, suddenly died August 1, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ken was born Nov 7, 1963, in Methuen, MA but grew up in Burlington, Vermont where his sister described him as a "strong, proud neatnik. Everyone called him Adonis."
Ken became like all Vermonters, a big Red Sox fan.
He spent four years in the Air Force in the 80s where he spent time in Adelaide, Australia.
Ken moved to Phoenix in 1999 and was an electrical engineer. Described as intelligent and stubborn, he was a guy's guy- a dude.
His son Luke was born October 29, 2003 and his father put his home-spun touch on everything. He built a gazebo, a shed, a pool rock feature, and play house and sandbox for Luke, among other things. He coached Luke's Little League team and never missed a game at Perry High School unless he had to go out of town on business.
He introduced Luke to his pride and joy, the Red Sox, and even took him to Fenway in 2004 where the two of them sang 'Sweet Caroline' and forgave Bill Buckner for his error in the 1986 World Series.
Ken is predeceased by his father, Joseph Stanley who died in 1987. He leaves behind his mother, Loretta Stanley, and his siblings Joanne Dion and Tim Stanley and girlfriend Kim Moir.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Friday August 11, 2023 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Dewhirst Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A service and time of remembrance will follow the visitation at 5:45 pm on Friday at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence, please visit Ken’s tribute page at www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com.