Kenneth W. Hendy
July 2, 2019
Rockport - Kenneth W. Hendy, 95, of Rockport, passed away Tuesday morning,
July 2, 2019 at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester. He was the beloved
husband of the late Ruth M. (Davis) Hendy.
Born in Gloucester, son of the late Frederick C. and Alice Jane Myra
(Waters) Hendy. Kenneth was raised and educated in Gloucester and was a
graduate of Gloucester High School with the class of 1941 and Hebron Academy
in 1942. He attended the Citadel before WWII and Carlton College post war.
As an honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during World War
II as a member of the 19th Bombardment Squad in the Pacific and as a member
of the 93rd Bombardment Squad in Europe for the United State Air Force.
Mr. Hendy had been employed as a Postal Worker for the United States Postal
Service for many years.
As an outdoorsman he enjoyed travelling, history, the National Parks and
lecturing at the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). He also contributed
photographs and stories for the Gloucester Daily Times about the Boston Red
Sox during spring training. He continued to play his trumpet from his high
school days in the ROTC marching band and throughout his long retirement at
the Rockport Band Stand, Masonic Temple Band, and the Shriner's Marching
Surviving him are two sons, Laurence W. Hendy and his wife Laine of Medfield
and Karlan F. Hendy and his wife Julie of Palm Coast, Fla.; one daughter,
Marcia Jo Hendy and her companion Brian Tibbetts of NH; four grandchildren,
Christopher Hendy and his wife Sophie, Lauren Hendy, Matthew Hendy and Jason
His Graveside Service will be held at Wesleyan Cemetery, Gloucester on
Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to
attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kenneth's name may be made to the
Shriners Hospital for Children. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home,
61 Middle Street, Gloucester.