Kenneth W. Rhodes

  • Born: April 1, 1935
  • Died: March 7, 2022
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel. (781) 334-9966

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kenneth Willard Rhodes, age 86, of Melrose, MA, formerly of Belmont and Waltham, MA passed away peacefully on the 7th of March 2022.
Born in Boston, MA on April 1, 1935 he was the son of Aubrey and Georgina W (Easson) Rhodes. His father was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and his mother in Scotland.
Kenneth was a graduate of Belmont High School, class of 1953. He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the Unites States Marine Corp and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He was a retired Film Technician from Polaroid in Waltham & a retired bus driver at National School Bus in Waltham. He enjoyed cheering on his Boston sports teams, going to the track and watching thoroughbred horse racing, spending time at the beach and loved his lobster and corn on the cob after a day at Wingaersheek Beach!

He is survived by his two daughters Susan Auld (Geoffrey) and Linda Longo (Anthony). He was the proud grandfather of Brian, Andrew, Mark, Matthew Auld and Audrey Longo, all of Wakefield. He is also survived by his loving friend, Dorothy Mortellite of Melrose and his dearest friends the MacNeil family of Gloucester. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother William "Dusty" Rhodes
A private funeral service will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home.

Interment will be at the VA National Cemetery in Bourne.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for the passing of Ken I knew Ken when I lived at the Steele house such a nice guy thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time

Posted by Kathy Graham - Melrose, MA - Friend   March 10, 2022

Dear Susan and Linda and families
I am sorry to hear the loss of your father.
May the times you shared together live on in your heart.

Posted by Carol Bovest - Georgetown, MA - Friend   March 09, 2022

My sincere condolences to the family, please know that you all in my thoughts and prayers ❤

Posted by Sharon Gallant - Clyde River - Family Friend   March 09, 2022