Kenneth Gordon Cassidy, of Pompano Beach, FL, age 80, was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts on July 28, 1940, and died peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2020 after succumbing to a chronic illness.
Kenny served in the U.S. Airforce for 6 years as a Fire Protection Specialist and was stationed at the military airfield in Chelveston, England. After being honorably discharged in 1963, Kenny worked for over 30 years at the Arnold Greene Testing Laboratories/Conam Inspection, Natick and Auburn locations, as a technician and later as a manager.
Kenny was known for his great sense of humor and love of adventure. He lived life to the fullest, and over the years he enjoyed boating, skiing, and scuba diving. He was a divemaster on a dive boat, worked in a local Pompano Beach Dive Shop, and had his private pilot’s license. Kenny also enjoyed cooking and shared his recipes, inclusive of family stories, in his cookbook, “102 of My Favorite Recipes, Many Years of Kitchen Fiascoes & Successes“. Most recently Kenny enjoyed his RV adventures, visiting many Florida State Parks with his wife, Linda and dog, Sari.
Kenny is survived by his wife, Linda Franciose Cassidy of Pompano Beach, FL, (formerly of Natick and Mattapoisett, Massachusetts). He is also survived by his daughters, Samantha Cassidy-Purinton of Buckland, MA and Karen Sykes of Baytown, TX as well as many loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Florida’s State Parks Foundation https://floridastateparksfoundation.org/, or a charity of your choice.
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