Monson- Kenneth P. Gagner, 69, passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 with his loving wife and daughter at his side. Ken was born in Springfield, July 10, 1950 to the late Earl L and Louise C (Vecchiarelli) Gagner. Ken served in the US Army from 1969-1972 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Ken earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice while serving the City of Springfield as one of the first mounted police officers. He retired from the Springfield Police Department after 28 years of service. Kenny enjoyed watching theatre performances with Kelly and karaoke at the Polish Club, spending summer days at the campground, fishing, yearly beach visits, and playing pranks. As a kid at heart, Ken could often be found causing mischief with the children and anyone else who would partake. He was a life member of the DAV in West Springfield, American Legion post 241 and the Polish American Citizen Club in Monson.
Kenneth is predeceased by his brothers Lee, David and Steven Gagner. He leaves behind his wife, Kimberly D. Reed-Gagner and children; Kelly Gagner of Monson, Jillian Valcourt and Scott of Wales, Jeffrey Reed of Hampden and Daniel Gagner of Palmer. He also leaves his brother, Brian Gagner, sisters, Patricia Simone and Joseph, Cynthia Thompson and Miner, Diane Cartwright and Wayne, Sisters in Law, Marcia Gagner, Debbie Gagner and Sue Gagner; grandchildren, Madelynn and Emilie Dart, Gracie Smith, Charlotte Valcourt and “Milo” the dog. Kenny also leaves behind a large extended family with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who were very near to his heart.
Visiting hours will be July 9th from 5-8pm in Lombard Funeral Home 3 Bridge St. Monson, MA . Gathering of friends and family will be Friday, July 10 at 12noon with a service of remembrance a 1pm in the funeral home. At 2pm a procession to the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery for Military Honors at 3pm in Agawam will take place.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Springfield 516 Carew St Springfield, MA 01104.
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Shriners Hospital for Children
516 Carew St., Springfield MA 01104