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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193
Kenneth R. Nowokunski

Kenneth R. Nowokunski

Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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Kenneth R. Nowokunski, Concord, MA, Age 57

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of the light of our life, Ken Nowokunski (Kenny, Nowa) husband, son, brother, uncle and good friend to so many. Ken left this world on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 but lives on in the hearts of all of us who loved him so dearly. Nothing in the world meant more to Ken than his family, friends and of course skiing. An avid skier for all of his life, Ken was a ski instructor, clinic conductor, coach and racer and spent many of his years between Nashoba Valley Ski Area and Killington, Vermont. He and his wife Wendy shared a special love of friendship, fun and family.

Ken Nowokunski, originally from Acton, is survived by his wife, Wendy Nowokunski, his mother Dolores Nowokunski of Fitchburg, MA, his sister Carol Scoville and her husband Mike and his nephews Riley and Ben Scoville, and niece Tess of Vacaville, CA, his brother Benedict Nowokunski of Waltham, MA, and his nieces Katy Agule Hayes and her husband John Hayes of Chestnut Hill, MA, Devon Agule, of Queens, NY, Ana Raso and Nina Raso of Westford, MA and his beloved dog, Maggie.

Visiting hours are 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday January 25th at Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Avenue (Rt. 111), Acton, MA. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday January 26th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the same location, burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery on Concord Road in Acton immediately following the service. In honor of Ken’s passion for animals, those who wish to make memorial gifts please donate to www.americanhumane.org. Memorial page actonfuneralhome.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 25th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 25th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Acton Funeral Home
    Address
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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    In honor of Ken’s passion for animals, those who wish to make memorial gifts please donate to www.americanhumane.org.
  • Service

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Acton Funeral Home
    Address
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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  • Interment

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 12:15pm
    When
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 12:15pm
    Location
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Address
    104 Concord Road
    Acton Center, MA 01720
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    Immediately following service

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Daniel, Amber, & Warren Rockwood

Posted at 12:28pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are deeply sorry for your loss.
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Posted at 03:27pm
Wendy, So very sorry to learn about your loss. I got to know Ken in the late 70s at Nashoba. I signed up for ski racing classes that he conducted. On occasion I'd come across you two at killington. One of my proud moments was beating him in a head to head race at NV. He had a rare course issue that gave me a fractional win. Wishing you peace!
C

Chuck

Posted at 10:32am
So sorry for your loss. Ken was one of a kind and left this world way to early. Some of my favorite memories were at the Tuck It Inn with Ken as the entertainment. All I remember is laughter and fun. Ken will truly be missed by thousands as he touched so many lives with his bigger than life sense of humor and love for his family friends. Skiing and Boston sports. I will never forget skiing with Ken
I remember years ago during a storm Ken and I were skiing. The wind and snow were crazy so we couldn't see.
We were just getting to the top of Ovation and the wind stopped only to see a rope waisted high. I abruptly stopped and Ken couldn't stop a crashed into me. We both got up happy to be OK. Ken had a significant gash on his leg I said should I call the patrol. I will never forget Nowas response. " Ya i guess you could call the ski patrol or i could just stoke through this powder and get to the base!!"
Ken took off and I followed his blood trail down ovation to the base lodge!!
No one on the planet was more fun to make turns with than Ken.
So sorry for Wendy, Maggie and all Ken's friends and family.
I have no doubt Ken is making turns under a blue bird sky somewhere!!

Posted at 10:26am
RIP my volleyball teammate!
JM

Jim and Maura Main

Posted at 06:39pm
We send our condolences to Wendy and to all the friends that shared his love of life.
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