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Kenneth P. Cokely

May 12, 1934 October 19, 2019
Kenneth P. Cokely
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Obituary for Kenneth P. Cokely

Kenneth P. Cokely, 85, of Brockton, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Marianne (Zink) Cokely for nearly 62 years.

Born May 12, 1934, in Boston, he was the son of the late Arthur Cokely and Veronica (Holden) Cokely.

Ken worked for Raytheon before serving in the ASA branch of the United States Army. During his service, he met the love of his life while stationed at Herzo Base, Germany. He was a craftsman and founded Boston Carpet Inc. in 1986. He installed custom carpet all along the east coast, from Vermont to Florida, and as far as Saudi Arabia.

A longtime member of the BSV German club, Ken loved to dance with his wife.

Ken loved traveling. He went on many fun adventures with his family and friends. From swimming in the Carribean and the Gulf of Mexico to snowmobiling, kayaking, and brewery hopping in Vermont, to zip-lining through the jungle of Mexico, to ATV and off-road riding in the woods, he did it all. He could find friends in the unlikeliest of places, including any dog he met. A die-hard Patriots fan who loved a challenge.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Arthur Cokely and his wife Donna, Katrina Bettencourt and her husband Mark and Mark Cokely and his wife Patti; his grandchildren, Nat Cokely and partner Dan, Dylan Cokely and Justin Cokely; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Jim Cokely, Edmund Cokely, George Cokely, Robert Cokely, Margaret Harris, and Millie Faherty.

Ken was an incredible man who will be deeply missed by all who met him.

Calling hours from 3PM - 7PM on Thursday, October 24 at the Russell & Pica Funeral Home,165 Belmont St., (Rt123) Brockton. Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home on Friday at 9:30AM thence to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 439 West St., Brockton where a funeral mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul at 10:30AM. Private cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks for donations to be made to the Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary in Norton, or that blood donations be made in memory of Ken.


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Visitation

Thursday

24

Oct

3:00 PM 10/24/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/24/2019 7:00:00 PM
Russell & Pica Funeral Home

165 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Russell & Pica Funeral Home
165 Belmont Street Brockton 02301 MA
United States

Service

Friday

25

Oct

10:30 AM 10/25/2019 10:30:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Church

439 West Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
439 West Street Brockton 02301 MA
United States

Service

Friday

25

Oct

10:30 AM 10/25/2019 10:30:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Church

439 West Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
439 West Street Brockton 02301 MA
United States
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