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DeAvila, Kenneth T.

 DeAvila, Ken

Kenneth Thomas DeAvila, a resident of Dedham, died Sunday, June 17, 2018 at his home in Dedham.  He was 80.  Ken was born April 13, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts to Thomas Emmanuel and Caroline C. (Gebhardt) DeAvila.  After high school he joined the Airforce and served from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1959.  Ken worked as a carpenter for the Dedham School Department. An avid sportsman, he was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Easton Rod and Gun Club.  He also was a member of the Savin Hill Yacht Club and of the Jacob Jones Post of the VFW in Dedham.  Ken is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gayle Lorraine (Harling) DeAvila; his son, Erik Thomas DeAvila, and his partner Stephanie Puleo, of Dedham; his brother, Richard T. DeAvila of North Attleboro; his three grandchildren, Brittany, Paige, and Thomas; and his two great grandchildren, Adrianna and Liam.  He was the uncle of the late Theresa DeAvila.  Services and interment in Gethsemane Cemetery in West Roxbury will be private.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Erik
    June 20th, 2018 | 2:46 pm

    I love you Dad

  2. Jean O'Connell
    June 20th, 2018 | 4:44 pm

    My deepest sympathies are extended to the DeAvila family.

  3. Robert O'Brien
    June 20th, 2018 | 4:57 pm

    Always remember that no one is lost to us as long as we have memory they will live in your heart with you forever

  4. Joanne McDonald
    June 20th, 2018 | 5:20 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! May you all find comfort in the great times you shared together with your dad.
    Joanne and Bob

  5. Jack Goetz
    June 20th, 2018 | 5:27 pm

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  6. Melissa Fedorchuk
    June 20th, 2018 | 6:39 pm

    Sending my condolences to the DeAvila family. He was the sweetest man may he rest in peace

  7. Karol Linehan
    June 20th, 2018 | 10:09 pm

    I am so so sorry for your loss! Your Dad was a great man! He loved fishing! He was an amazing carpenter! He will be missed!

  8. Stephanie Puleo
    June 21st, 2018 | 5:44 pm

    I’ll miss you Dad. You always made me feel part of the family. Thank you for raising such a great man.

  9. Mark and Susan Buckner
    July 4th, 2018 | 10:00 pm

    Our prayers are with the DeAvila family.

  10. Carol (Dietzel) Jensen
    August 13th, 2018 | 5:10 pm

    Erik, my sincere sympathy on the loss of your dad. I remember how wonderful your family was to us when our dad passed.

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