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TMHS Graduate Kenneth P. Rauseo, 57, Was Avid Fisherman and Kayaker

Calling hours are Sunday from 3-7 p.m. with a Monday funeral scheduled for Kenneth P. Rauseo.

Kenneth P. Rauseo, 57. Photo: Farmer and Dee Funeral Home
Kenneth P. Rauseo, 57. Photo: Farmer and Dee Funeral Home
The following is an obituary courtesy of Farmer and Dee Funeral Home.

Kenneth P. Rauseo, age 57, a longtime resident of Tewksbury, passed away at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill on Monday, May 5, with his family by his side, following a courageous 20 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Trainor) Rauseo, with whom he would have celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on May 30th.

Born in Everett on March 4, 1957, he was the son of Donald A. and Marjorie R. (Overlan) Rauseo, of Milton, NH, who survive him.

Ken attended Tewksbury schools and graduated from Tewksbury Memorial High School in 1975. Following graduation, he attended Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill.

Prior to retirement due to illness, he was employed as a Gardener/Motor Vehicle Operator at Hanscom Air Force Base. He previously worked as a Warehouse Specialist/Driver at the MITRE Corporation in Bedford for 29 years. He had a strong work ethic and was a good mentor to others.

Ken was an avid year-round fisherman, kayaker, and gardener. He enjoyed fishing and kayaking the numerous rivers and ponds in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. For the last 31 years, he spent time each summer at the family cottage in Milton, NH, where he enjoyed the outdoors, playing games, and spending time with his extended family. Many special memories were created each summer.

For many years, Ken enjoyed playing softball in a work league. He was known for his sense of humor and wit. He was an avid cribbage player, with a knack for playing cards.

Ken also enjoyed caring for his home, tending to the vegetable gardens, and raising fruit trees, which will remain in his yard as part of his legacy.

Ken's family would like to thank the medical professionals and staff at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and the Merrimack Valley Hospice House for their kind and compassionate care.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two children, Julie M. Rauseo of Lowell and Joseph M. Rauseo of Manchester, NH; four brothers, Richard W. Rauseo and his wife Joan (Marion) of San Dimas, CA, Robert D. Rauseo and his wife Mary Kay (Baggs), James L. Rauseo and his wife Deborah (Snook) and Keith E. Rauseo and his wife Maura (Carr) all of Tewksbury. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Marjorie A. Trainor of Manchester, NH; three brothers-in-law, John Trainor and his wife Kathleen of Gainesville, VA, Robert Trainor and his wife Nancy of Westlake Village, CA, Thomas Trainor and his wife Deborah of Roseville, MN; three sisters-in-law, Rosemary Walker and her husband Brian of Clermont, FL, Marjorie Christen and her husband Roland of Rockford, IL, and Karen Mercer and her husband Edward of Hudson, NH. He also leaves many special nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He also leaves his dog Bubba.

Calling hours Sunday, May 11, from 3-7 p.m., at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. His funeral will be held Monday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. William's Church, 1351 Main St., Rte. 38, Tewksbury. Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. Due to family allergies, Kindly Omit Flowers. Donations in Ken's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Julie Rauseo, 43 Nagog Park, Suite 110, Acton, MA 01720 or to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830.
Karyn May 12, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Very sorry to hear this. Though I did not know the man personally, he comes from a wonderful Tewksbury family. Sincere condolences to his brothers Keith and Bob, and the rest of the Rauseo family. Rest in Peace, Ken.
DCN May 12, 2014 at 03:59 PM
My sincere condolences to Keith and his entire family.
Mary May 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM
My sincere condolences to the entire Rauseo family.

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