Kenneth H. Haskins, 91, of North Adams, passed away on Thursday January 21, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in North Adams on November 27, 1929, a son of the late Herman Arthur & Catherine (Doyle) Haskins.
Ken was a lifetime member of St. Francis Church and later St. Elizabeth Church. He graduated from Drury High School and then went on to graduate from Bryant College. He was a decorated veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the US Army. He was employed as the manager of export operations for the Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams, and was also a member of the Stamford Valley Retired Men’s Golf League. Ken enjoyed carving wooden duck decoys, his garden, golf and bowling, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Most of all, Ken was a devoted husband and father, and enjoyed spending time with his family. As a life- long sportsman, Ken enjoyed sharing his interests with his children and grandchildren. His humorous quick wit and contagious smile will be remembered by all.
Ken is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan (Southgate) Haskins. He also leaves his two daughters, Nancy Levesque and her husband Richard, Colleen Bethoney and her husband Thomas, 3 sons, Steven Haskins and his wife Julieann, Thomas Haskins and his wife, Teri, and John Haskins and his wife Becky. He also leaves 12 grandchildren, Jenay Haskins, Lauren Haskins, Molly Ann Haskins, Daniel Haskins, Jason Haskins, Jared Haskins, Christopher Levesque, Derek Levesque, Evan Levesque, Adam Bethoney, Janessa Harrington, and Benjamin Bethoney, as well as 8 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by 4 sisters, and 4 brothers, Helen Frederick, Katherine Frederick, Mary Williams, Barbara Emery, Harold Haskins, Robert Haskins, James Haskins, and Bud Haskins.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Kenneth Haskins will be celebrated on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:00 Noon at the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. Calling hours are Thursday from 10 AM until the time of the services at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Hospice care of the Berkshires or St. Vincent DePaul Council through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.