Kenneth "Ken" P. Garron

Born: Tue., Sep. 26, 1961
Died: Mon., Jan. 18, 2016


8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Jan. 21, 2016
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Thu., Jan. 21, 2016
Location: St. Mark’s Catholic Church

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Sutton-Kenneth “Ken” P. Garron, 54, of Hough Rd. passed away on Mon., Jan. 18, with his loving family by his side after a long, courageous battle with cancer treatment complications.  He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Susan M. (Rocheleau) Garron; two daughters, Nicole Stonebreaker and her husband, John, and Amanda Kania and her husband, Nicholas,both of Oxford; 3 grandchildren, Aubrie, Madison and Eva; sister, Penelope Taylor of Ashland; brother, Bernard L. Garron of Hopkinton, and several nieces and nephews. Born in Framingham on Sept. 26, 1961 he was the son of the late Bernerd L. and Marion (Johnson) Garron and lived in Ashland.  
    A graduate of Ashland High School and college at Northeastern University, he had an occupation as a salesman ending his career due to illness at Koopman Lumber.  Ken was the assistant football coach for Northbridge High School for 30 years and also for Blackstone Valley Tech. and Auburn High School for a short time.  He was a member of St. Mark’s Church in Sutton.  He enjoyed a variety of sports, especially football, fishing, and Sunday’s with his family.
     Through his battle with cancer, Ken redefined strength by defying odds with incredible will power and, often, a sense of humor. However, he is not just defined by these events. Ken was, first and foremost, a loving family-man, but also a prominent mentor within the Northbridge community for many years.
Ken may no longer physically be with us, but his spirit will live on in all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
     His funeral Mass will be held on Thurs. Jan. 21 from Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St., Whitinsville with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mark’s Church, 356 Boston Rd., Sutton.  There is no burial.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be held on Thurs. Jan. 21 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken’s memory may be made to NHS Athletic Booster Club, 70 Mason Rd, Whitinsville, MA  01588.  To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit

Charitable donations may be made in Kenneth's memory to the following organization:

NHS Athletic Booster Club
70 Mason Rd., Whitinsville, MA 01588

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Carolyn Wellington
   Posted Mon January 18, 2016
So sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with all of you.

Jo-ellen Rice
   Posted Tue January 19, 2016
So very sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. My husband and I went to high school with him. I grew up in the same neighborhood. He was always funny and positive. We have lived in Northbridge for the past 23 years and our 3 boys had the privilege of having Kenny as a coach. He made a great impact. He will be greatly missed.

Prayers are with you,
Jo-ellen Ferrari/Rice & Mark Rice

Steven Convent
   Posted Tue January 19, 2016
Dear Sue and Family,
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Coach. He provided many laughs and leadership to those who encountered him. I am thankful to say he was a friend and blessed to have had the chance to play football for his teams. I am sure there are many thoughtful stories of his caring nature and love he shared for you all and those he encountered. My thoughts and prayers are extended to you all during this difficult time.

With Love,
Steven Convent

Tim Kane
   Posted Tue January 19, 2016
Kenny was a great person. I graduated with him from Ashland High. Always full of life, love and laughter. Many, many fond memories of Kenny growing up. We'll miss ya Pudge.

Phil Treem
   Posted Tue January 19, 2016
Very sad to hear of Kenny's passing as he was truly one of the nicest people you could ever meet. Knew Kenny from high school days and although a couple of years older you knew everyone (or they knew someone in your family) in a small town. Remember his catch phrase coming to football practice "Hey fellas" during his asst coaching days in Ashland during my senior year. My condolences go out to his family and will light a candle in his memory @ the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

   Posted Tue January 19, 2016
Amanda and family,
We hope that the memories you've made over the years help comfort you in this time of sadness.

Chris and Ron Dolat

Jenny Ferrari Mallard
   Posted Thu January 21, 2016
We lived in the same neighborhood, went to grade school and graduated from Ashland High. Kenny and I were childhood friends but went our separate ways-I'm sorry he had to deal with illness for the past few years but glad he had a loving family by his side. So very sorry Kenny has passed - my sincere condolences to his family.

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