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 Kenneth P. Monroe Sr

Kenneth P. Monroe Sr., 77, of Essex, passed away on July 1, 2018, in Beverly, following his brief illness.

Kenneth was born in 1941 in Worcester, the son of the late Arthur and Helen (Urquhart) Monroe. He was married to the love of his life, Sandra, for fifty-six years. A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, he worked as a draftsman for the EG&G corporation for many years of his career, creating plans for electronic circuit boards. He eventually decided to pursue his passion and opened the Americana Gift Shop, which became Americana Antiques. A staple of downtown Essex, they helped create the antique community, owning their shop for over forty years.

Kenneth and Sandra raised their family in the wonderful community of Essex, and his family wishes to thank the many friends and people of the town for making their lives together a special one, and will always be grateful for fond memories of their life there.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Dawn married to Matthew Thibeault, Ken Jr. married to Ann Clancy, and Craig married to Debby Couto. He also is survived by two brothers, David, married to Jan, and Arthur “Archie,” married to Alberta; and a sister, Caren Errara; his grandchildren, Katelyn with Ryan Welsh, Steven married to Sabrina, Ashley, Heather engaged to Drew Phillips, Andrew, Morgan, Connor and Joshua.

His funeral service will be held graveside in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 5. Arrangements by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.

 

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