Kenneth B. Annese, 86, of Yarmouth Port formerly of Waltham, died Friday, January 11, 2019 after a brief illness.
Born in Framingham, the son of the late William & Virginia (Farnsworth) Annese, Kenneth was raised and educated in Newton, graduating from Newton High School, Class of 1952. In 1953 he married the love of his life, Mary Ellen (Woods) and together they raised their 9 children in Waltham. Kenny worked for many years in contract sales at Grossman’s In Wellesley and Braintree.
Upon retirement, he and Mary Ellen followed their dream and relocated to Yarmouthport. Kenny enjoyed playing golf. vacationing in Florida with friends and the company of his children.
Always a family man, Kenneth is survived by his children, Vera and Tom Skinner, Cathy and Frank Albano, Scott Annese, Brett and Lisa Annese, Eileen and Mike Cote, Keith and Kathy Annese, Jennifer and Eric Nall, and Melanie and Tim Hallaran. He also leaves 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. In addition, he leaves his siblings Jane and Bill Adelson, Betty and Clive Dyson, and Priscilla and Joe Brotherton. He also leaves many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Mary Ellen, and his daughter Kim Annese.
A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.