ATTLEBORO – Kenneth Edward Pike, 79, a longtime resident of North Attleboro passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Brockton. Born September 29, 1937 in Boston, he was a son of the late Lloyd C. and Catherine (Ruggles) Pike. Kenneth grew up in Dorchester and later lived in Jamaica Plain where he graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 1955.
He received a Master’s degree in Special Education from Bridgewater State and attended St. Michael’s Monastic Seminary and College in Union City, NJ where he received a BA.
He lived in North Attleboro for 31 years before moving to Attleboro several years ago.
Kenneth was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Naples, Italy as a medic. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked for Mueller Corp. in Brockton for several years and then worked as a school teacher at several schools in North Attleboro for 15 years. He also worked at the South Shore House in Quincy doing substance abuse counselling for three years before retiring in 2010.
He enjoyed gardening and tending his many houseplants. He was also a volunteer at La Salette Shrine in Attleboro where he served as Eucharistic Minister, Sacristan, and Altar Server for over 25 years. He was also proud of being a Friend of Bill W. for 32 years.
He is survived by his sister, Jeanne Marie Krug and her husband John of York, PA; a brother Donald Pike and wife Carol of Northfield and several nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late John F. Pike and Girard Pike.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro. Burial will follow at New Calvary Cemetery, Boston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the La Salette Shrine, 947 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.