North Andover — Kenneth F. Chenard, 70, of North Andover died May 20, 2013, at the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston. He was born June 7, 1942, to the late Alcide and Nellie (Burton) Chenard.
Ken was a lifelong resident of North Andover and graduate of North Andover High School. He also attended St. Michael’s Parish. Ken loved trains and belonged to many train clubs including Waushakum Live Steamers and Montreal Live Steamers. He had a special love for cats and had taken care of many strays throughout his life.
Most of all, he was a devoted husband to his loving wife, Marilyn (McDermott) Chenard, who died November 28, 2012. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son Bruce and his wife, AnnMarie Chenard, of Kingston, Mass.; daughter, Christine Chenard of North Andover; and his stepdaughter, Cyndi and her husband, Brian Flynn, of Dover, N.H.; and grandchildren, Marc, Alyssa and Andrew Chenard, and Conor and Emma Flynn.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, Mass. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Parish in North Andover. Burial will follow at the Ridgewood Cemetery in North Andover. Please visit our website for online condolences at www.contefuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115.