Ken A. McDonald, 73

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Kenneth A. McDonald, 73, of Hopkinton, passed away November 24, 2015. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Mary (Crowley) and Colin McDonald. He was the husband of Marilyn (Albury) McDonald also of Hopkinton.

A Hopkinton resident for 43 years, Ken was a Navy veteran, having served on the U.S.S. Prichett, a destroyer, during the Vietnam War. He was active in Boy Scouts Troop 1 when his sons were young. He enjoyed working with his hands and built his home 25 years ago. He loved helping others, tinkering on projects around the house and cheering on the Patriots. During his retirement, he enjoyed going to Fox25 Zip Trips and attended 30 trips in the past 3 years. He was an active member with the Faith Community Church of Hopkinton and was involved in many ministries.

Besides his wife, he is survived by six children, Shawn McDonald and his wife Amy, Joseph and Matthew McDonald all of Hopkinton, Robyn Letendre and her husband Paul of Whitinsville, Kerry Gifford and her husband John of Whitinsville and Kristen McDonald of New Bedford. He also leaves behind his siblings, Jeanette Shaw of Plainville, Marilyn Barger and her husband Carl of Nevada, Elizabeth Perrin and her husband Tom of CA, Mariann Underdown and her husband Dick of FL. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Carissa and Emily Letendre; Mackenzie, JJ, and James Gifford, as well as 3 grandchildren, expected this May.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 4th from 3-7p.m. at Faith Community Church of Hopkinton. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 11:00a.m. at Faith Community Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralhome.com