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Bragg, Kenneth C.

Bragg, Kenneth
 Kenneth C. Bragg, age 69, of Dedham, MA, formerly of Jamaica Plain, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends after a brave fight for fourteen months, on May 28, 2017 at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.  He was the son of the late Kenneth L. Bragg and Margaret I Bragg. He is survived by his loving wife, Abby, and the double pride of his life, son Brendan Bragg of LA, California and Stephanie Bragg of Norwood, his two sisters, Sandra Bragg of West Roxbury, and Barbara Shine of Medfield, plus his nephew Kenneth Shine, and niece Heidi Thony.  Ken was a graduate of Boston English High School.  He received an undergraduate degree from Curry College where he met his true love; his life-Partner and wife, Abby.  He ran the college radio station, got them started on their FM license and went on to earn a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University.
Early in his career, Ken was a member of the MA House of Representative Ways and Means Committee staff, then was hired as Facilities Director for the MA DPH Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, shepherded in more than $19 million in capitol upgrades for the facility.  In 1998, the newly elected Norfolk Attorney requested Ken’s presence on his staff where he stayed as Director of Human Resources until his retirement.
Ken, named by the Quincy Patriot Ledger, as a “Political Activist” was an intense loyal friend and advisor to many candidates running for offices in Dedham: School Committtee, Selectman, Town Moderator and State Representative.  Ken loved the mechanics of campaigning.
Ken’s blood is colored green due to his never ending devotion to the Saint Kevin Emerald Knights Drum and Bugle Corps.  He marched with the Junior Corps back in the sixties, and was a member of the Senior Corps up until his passing.  Deep into the Drum Corps activity, Ken announced the CYO Nationals, CYO Circuit Finals, Boston Crusaders Color guard competitions, writer/photographer/layout artist for Drum Corps News.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday  from 5-8 PM at Folsom’s Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Friday at 11 am at the funeral home followed by burial in Brookdale Cemetery , Dedham.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Animal Rescue League of Dedham, 55 Annas Place, Dedham, MA  02026 or Dana-Farber Hospital, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA

Guestbook Entries

  1. sunshine
    May 30th, 2017 | 8:53 am

    On behalf of the Parrot Head Club of Eastern Mass please know that all our thoughts and prayers are with you now during this time of loss. If there is anything that our club can do for you at any time, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. He loved life and is now enjoying that Margarita on the Island and toasting us all until we meet again.

    With Deepest Sympathy
    Sunshine (aka Karen Feldeisen)
    President PHCoEM (2016-2018)

  2. Deb Leahy
    May 30th, 2017 | 10:06 am

    So sorry to hear the news about Kenny! I will forever only associate Jimmy Buffet with Kennys name and also with anyone ever playing cymbals! Kenny had a heart 10
    Sizes to big for him! He was a loveable teddy bear! My thoughts and prayers are with his family!

  3. May 30th, 2017 | 10:12 am

    Ken was my friend and one of the nicest guys I ever met. He ran the student radio station while I ran the student newspaper at Curry. My sincere condolences to Abby and the family.

  4. Bob MacNeil
    May 30th, 2017 | 2:26 pm

    Very sorry to learn of Ken’s passing. We were Curry classmates and we each served as President of the Curry Alumni Board of Directors. He was dedicated to his family, friends, career, hobbies and College. A truly loyal husband, dad and friend. My condolences to all.

  5. Dona and Richard Coleman
    May 30th, 2017 | 6:29 pm

    Our deepest sympathy on your profound loss. Our prayers are with your family at this most difficult time.

  6. Timothy Garvey
    May 31st, 2017 | 1:10 am

    Sincere condolences to Abby and your children. Proud to have known you both

  7. May 31st, 2017 | 3:05 pm

    A dear Friend from years ago. Tasha and I will miss you Ken. Our love to Abby.
    Stephen & Tasha Halpert

  8. Terra Harper
    May 31st, 2017 | 4:00 pm

    Sending love and admiration for a beautiful man and a life well-lived. His smile would light up a room and I know I am better for knowing Ken Bragg. He is very special to my family as he was so influential in forming my dear friend Brendan. Rest In Peace. You will not be forgotten.

  9. Joanne & Bruce Desmarais
    June 1st, 2017 | 9:39 am

    So sadden to hear the news Abby. Our deepest sympathy and love to you and the children. Ken was a wonderful neighbor and good friend and he will always be remembered in our hearts. God bless.

  10. Barbara and Sam Gelb
    June 1st, 2017 | 7:41 pm

    Ken was a great person and friend who will be missed

  11. Debbie Harrington Denney
    June 1st, 2017 | 8:16 pm

    I was deeply saddened at the news of Kenny’s passing. Although I haven’t seen him in many years, we were friends when he first joined St. Kevin’s Emerald Knights. I confess to having a wicked crush on him for a little while and he always comes to mind whenever I hear the soundtrack to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. He loved the music very much.
    I want to send my heartfelt condolences to Abby and the entire family. I truly believe words are never a substitute for a lost loved one, but rest easy knowing Kenny is resting easy and at peace.

  12. Judy Adams Grabowski
    August 3rd, 2017 | 2:32 pm

    I remember those days and all my friends at Curry fondly. Abby and family, please accept my sincerest condolences.

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