Kenneth N. Healey, 89
Kenneth N. “Ken” Healey, 89, passed away at Bridgton Health Care Center on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
He was born in Chester, N.H., on July 17, 1927, a son of Everett and Florence (Holland) Healey.
He enlisted in the Navy's Seabees at age 17 during World War II, and proudly served in the Pacific Theatre from 1944 to 1947. He learned construction work in the Seabees and helped to construct the first airport in Tokyo, Japan. He was on Iwo Jima when they raised the flag. He was very proud of his country and his service, but never talked about it much.
Ken drove for H.P. Hood and Sons hauling cattle from N.H. to Florida for many years, and later for Ricca Egg Farms in Maine and N.H. He loved construction work, driving the ten-wheelers and operating heavy equipment for George Anderson and Sons in Sebago for many years, as well as several other construction companies.
He loved gardening and grew many acres of vegetables for his family over the years. Overall, Ken was a hard worker, loved his family and finally retired at age 82. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Russell, Charles and Harold Healey; and his sisters, Evelyn King, Lillian Seaver, Doris Healey, Marie Johnson, Eunice Healey and Betty Morin.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Dorothy "Dot" Healey. They just celebrated their 60th Anniversary on Jan. 7. Also surviving are daughter Pam Boule and husband David of Sebago; two sons, Robert Healey and Dana Healey; a stepson, Henry Burns; two brothers, Richard Healey of Brentwood, N.H. and Lloyd Healey of Chester, N.H., nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is also missed greatly by his Chihuahua, "Cissy," who he loved very much.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to Bridgton Health Care Center for their wonderful care. Also to Beacon Hospice, especially Wendy, Angela and Allyson. You are all special people and Ken felt very loved by you all.
Ken's services will be private and held later in the spring. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.wnyfuneralhome.com