On Monday, July 5, 2021 Kenneth “Ken” John Kilduff, loving husband and father of two young children, passed away at the age of 47 after battling Frontotemporal Dementia. Ken was born in Western Massachusetts spending his childhood years in Wilbraham. After high school, Ken graduated from Fitchburg State College and settled in the Boston area to begin a successful career in financial data, services and software sales. Ken eventually made a home in Hingham, MA with his wife where they expanded their family with the birth of their two boys. Prior to his diagnosis, Ken was known for his quick wit, his hilarity when telling stories and his sharp intelligence. All those qualities combined to endear him to anyone who met him. He made lasting friends throughout his life starting in middle school when he met his “brothers” Andrew “Andy” Hersman and Christian “Chris” Kuselias. During high school, he added to his friendships, most notably with another “brother” Mark Haggerty. In college and beyond, on the ballfield or at work, Ken amassed an awe-inspiring number of “bromances”. He was affectionately known to his friends as “Kenny” or “Duffy”. Ken was an avid athlete and lover of sports, twice completing the Boston Marathon as well as numerous other races. Baseball is where Ken really excelled, best known for his prowess on the mound as a crafty southpaw; he delivered a wicked slider baffling many a-batter. Ken was seen by his teammates not only as a friend but also as the perfect teammate, a mentor and role model. He played baseball most of his adult life making lifelong friendships. Ken was a devoted husband and father to his wife, Jennifer A. (Usher) Kilduff and his two sons, Carter and Keegan ages nine and seven respectively all of Hingham, MA. His greatest accomplishment in life was being a dad to his two sons. Ken also leaves his mother, Margo Kilduff of Ludlow; his brother, Keith and his wife Isabel Kilduff of Ludlow; his sister, Kelly Daly of Cusetta, AL; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Ken joins his father Keith Kilduff Sr., his sister, Sherry McGraw who both predeceased him. Visitation will be held at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen St., in Springfield, MA on July 29th from 10:00 am -12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken’s name may be directed to The Association for Frontotemporal Dementia (https://www.theaftd.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/)
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Association for Frontotemporal Dementia