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“Dottie thinking of you and missed you this year hope to see you next year Hamblin/s lot 165 ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: marie & Larry hamblin - Mancelona, MI

“So sorry to hear of Kens passing. Both of you are missed here in Orchid Lake. Love and prayers, Betty Lamski ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: Betty Lamski - NEW PORT RICHEY, FL

“Dottie & Family,please accept our deepest sympathy on ken's passing.Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.We just got the obit by email.God...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Dale & Helen Bentley - Hampshire, IL

“Dear Dottie, Just heard about Ken's passing. I am so sorry. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Missed you two last year at Orchid...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Dianne Renfrew - Hamilton,Ontario

“Dear Mrs. Truckey, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. With deep sympathy, Anne (Songer) Colturi ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Anne(Songer)Colturi - Orange, MA

“Dear Mike and Family, I was very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Anne(Songer)Colturi - Orange, MA

“Please accept our deepest belated condolences in the loss of Ken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Rachel and Norman Wessell - FL

“My sincere condolences are extended to the Truckey family. Ken and I became the best of friends at Rodney Hunt Machine Co. and our local American...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: jack hartney - watkins glen, NY

“To the entire Truckey Family: Your father/husband/grandfather was a very sweet and gentle man. Our thoughts are with all of you at this very...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: The Murphy/Seymour Family - MA

“Mike and Family, My deepest condolenses on the loss of your father. I will keep you all in my prayers and I hope that you are comforted by knowing...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Ed Dennehy - Fairhaven, MA

“Dottie and family, I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Willie Zani - Athol, MA

“To the family of J. Kenneth Truckey: Please know that we are both thinking of you during your loss and may God give your hearts peace to endure. ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Brian & Jean Robichaud - Athol, MA

“Mike, Jean and Family, My deepest sympathy to you at the loss of your father. I always enjoyed running into your parents around Athol and it...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Jean Nelson Peterson - Warren, MA

“We are so sorry you lost Ken. He was a good friend to me when I worked at Rodney Hunt's. Ray Holden ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Ray Holden - Athol, MA

“We remember our wonderful evenings together with the "UNO" Group.Thanks for the memories. Love and Prayers ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Skip and Peg Lloyd - Pepperell, MA

“Dotty and Family I am so deeply sorry to read of your loss. Kenny was a great guy and always smiling. I feel he is in a peaceful place with Bert...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Lois Dugan - Athol, MA

“Dotti - My heart aches with yours. There are no words strong enough to say how much your family has meant to me... Charlie will come up with a...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Normajean Swiderski - Edison, NJ

“Dear Dottie,Michael,Jean,Mikayla,Anna and extended family. Please accept my condolences and thoughts.I remember Ken as being a generous and fun...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Ann Calderone - Liverpool, NY

“My prayers and love go out to your entire family at this very hard time. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Vicenta - New Castle, DE

“Dear Dotty, Michael, Jean, Mikayla and Anna, We were saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you all. Augie and Susan ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Susan Calderone - Fulton, NY

“My sympathy to your family during this difficult time. Barbara ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Barbara Carson - Greenfield, MA

“Dear Mike, I was sorry to hear of your father's passing. Thinking of you today, and sending condolences to you and your family. Maureen ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Maureen Carney - Northampton, MA

“Dear Dotty, Bruce, Mike and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. The picture of him on the memorial is exactly as I remember him and...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Jane (Stone) Eitel - Agawam, MA

“We are sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Richard Lyman - Barefoot Bay, FL

“Dear Mike & family -- Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Know that you will remain in our thoughts & prayers. ...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Barbara and Elvery Veal - MA


J. Kenneth Truckey ATHOL- J. Kenneth Truckey, 82, of 739 Daniel Shays Highway, Riverbend Woods, died late Saturday evening, May 8, 2010, at home following a long illness, with family at his side. Born in Orange on October 7, 1927, he was a son of Wilfred and Melba (Trask) Truckey and grew up in Orange, graduating from Orange High in 1946. A veteran of World War Two, Ken served in the United States Navy from April 10, 1945, until his honorable discharge on August 3, 1946. While in the Navy, he was a Hospital Apprentice, Second Class and received a World War Two Victory Medal. Ken was married to Dorothy (Donais) on February 18, 1950, and have enjoyed their 60 years together. Briefly employed by the Erving Paper Mill, Ken later went to work for the Rodney Hunt Company in Orange and after 41 years, retired in 1989. Ken had started at Hunt's as a welder and then became foreman of the Stainless Steel Department, before becoming the Assistant Personnel Manager. A member of St. Mary's Church in Orange, Ken had served on the Finance Committee. Ken was also a Lifetime member of the Orange Historical Society and had served on the Board of Directors. He was a 60 year member of the Orange American Legion, a former member of the Athol-Orange Elks Lodge #1837, a trustee of Franklin Technical, and a director and trustee of Athol Memorial Hospital- North Quabbin Healthcare. Ken loved to play cards with family and friends as well as attending his granddaughters Mikayla and Anna's school sporting events. He made some beautiful furniture and was skilled at furniture refinishing as well. Ken and Dottie had enjoyed going to York, Maine for 15 years vacationing as well as going to Dennis on Cape Cod. They had spent 20 years wintering in Newport Richie, Florida. Survivors include his beloved wife, Dorothy Truckey of Athol; sons, Michael Truckey and his wife, Jean, of Erving, and Bruce Truckey and his wife, Sherry, of Delta, Colorado; grandchildren, Mikayla Call and her husband, Byron, of Bernardston, Anna Truckey of Erving, Delvine Dillingham and her husband, Chris, of Alaska, Adria Thompson and her husband, Tom, of Golden, Colorado, and Joanna Truckey of Maine; great grandchildren, Nicheala, Odessa, Dillon, and Parson; a sister, Althea Flint of Florida; several nephews and nieces; his sister in law and brother in law, Warner and Irene Rice of Orange; and his son's dog, "Pierson", who was a great comfort to Ken during his illness. Ken was predeceased by a brother, Wilfred Truckey, and sisters, Maxine Graham and Beverly Hayward. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 18th, from 9:30- 10:45 a.m., at Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 18th, at 11 a.m.in St. Mary's Church, 19 Congress Street, Orange, with Fr. William Lunney officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow in South Cemetery, Orange. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Endowment Fund, 19 Congress Street, the Orange Historical Soceity, Inc., P. O. Box 28, both in Orange, MA 01364, or to the Gardner VNA, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440 Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements. Guest book and directions are available online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com

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