NORTHFIELD — Kenneth F. Cegelski, Sr. 69, of Northfield and Port Charlotte, FL, beloved husband of Mary L. Cegelski died Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Nottingham. Ken was born in Brooklyn, NY, October 9, 1944, son of the late Martin and Helen (Wajda) Cegelski. He spent his youth in Queens Village, Long Island, New York and was a graduate of
St. Pascal Baylon High School in St. Albans, NY. He later attended St. John University and Queens College both of New York. Ken lived in Sanbornton for over 32 years and served as a volunteer firefighter and selectman before moving to Northfield 11 years ago. He was a self employed commercial master electrician contractor and machinist for various companies over the years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, boating and aviation. As a Mason, Ken was a member of the Doric-Centre Lodge # 20, F & AM in Tilton and was involved with the Scottish Rite. A lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Ken was a participant in the Pemi-Valley Fish and Game Club in Holderness. He was a parishioner of St. Gabriel Parish-St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton. He was predeceased by sister Lorraine Powells, brother Ronald Cegelski, and is survived by his brothers Casimer and Douglas Cegelski and their families. His family includes, his devoted wife of 48 years: Mary L. (Golding) Cegelski of Northfield, sons Kenneth F. Cegelski, Jr. and his husband, Daniel Twombly of Hampton Falls; Steven M. Cegelski and his wife Christy and grandchildren Karissa and Kaelin of Gilford and daughter Susan Rubbe and her husband Vincent and grandchildren Christopher and Jillian of Campton. Ken will always be remembered as a hardworking man who would do anything for his family and friends.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. Masonic services will be held at 4 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Gabriel Parish, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Chestnut St. in Tilton with burial following in Smith Meeting House Cemetery in Gilmanton. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions in Ken's name to the Doric Centre Lodge, F & AM # 20, in care of Kenneth Allen, Secretary, P. O. Box 354, Tilton, NH 03276-0354.
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