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FRAMINGHAM – Kenneth W. Young, 87, a longtime resident of Framingham, South Yarmouth, and most recently Sudbury, died Monday, November 28, 2022, after a brief illness.

Born in Millis he was the youngest of 9 children to Clarence & Ruth (Miner) and the beloved husband of Barbara J. (Thompson) Young.

Besides his dear wife Barbara of 63 years, Kenny is survived by his children, Brian & Mary of Mendon, Philip & Stacey of Milford, Laura Piazza & her husband David of Sudbury and Darren & his wife Melissa of Northborough, daughter in law Ana Young, grandchildren, Kristine, Alexandra, Michael, Natasha, DJ, Steven, Taylor, Matthew, Nicole, Zachary, Andrew, and JP, his great granddaughter, Shannon, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Robert, Evelyn Bernardi, Emerson, Russell, Priscilla Dion, Margaret MacDonald, Pauline Higgins, and Paul.

Kenny grew up in Bellingham MA and was a 1953 graduate of Bellingham High School.

After graduating, Kenny proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War

Upon his return he worked for various technology companies and settled in at Digital as a mechanical engineer before retiring after 20 years.

A competitive guy by nature, Kenny loved playing baseball, basketball & golf and in his later years watching these sports, which often led to colorful conversations with the television. Throughout his life he was a member of several bowling leagues in Framingham and Cape Cod.  Not one to sit still in his retirement, Kenny stayed active working with the elderly & special needs children.  He was a proud 4th degree member of the Framingham and Yarmouth Knights of Columbus. He had a zest for life and always enjoyed gatherings with his family & friends.  What Kenny cherished most in his life was spending time with his grandchildren.  

The family would like to thank the nurses and CNAs at Metro West Medical Center and the rehabilitation staff on the Rosarie wing at St. Patrick Manor for the care and kindness shown to Ken, his family and friends.

Family and friends will honor and remember Kenny’s life by gathering for visiting hours at the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham on Sunday, December 4th from 1-4PM. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning in St. George Church, 74 School St. Saxonville at 11 o’clock. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenny’s name to the Special Olympics of MA,

For online tributes or to share a memory with Kenny’s family, kindly visit

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