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Kenneth G. Granlund.

WELLFLEET - Kenneth G. Granlund Sr. died peacefully at home with his family on May 31.

He was the husband of Janice E (Brown) Granlund. They had recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. He was born in Worcester on June 26, 1932. He was a graduate of Commerce High school and he attended Clark University before serving in the Naval Reserves.

He and Janice wed on May 15, 1954 and resided in Shrewsbury. He was a member of The Matthew Whittall Lodge in Shrewsbury and the First Baptist Church in Worcester. After retiring from his career as assistant vice president of Consumers Savings Bank in Worcester he and Janice purchased the Mainstay Motor Inn in South Wellfleet.

He was an active member of the community. He was a member of the Adams Lodge and attended the Congregational Church in Wellfleet. Ken was a past member as well as Former President of the Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce and acted as Chairman for The Wellfleet Finance Committee.

He loved boating, antique autos and spending time with his dogs. His semi-retirement activities included a vacation home in Barefoot Bay, Fla. where he and Janice spent their winters.

Along with his wife Janice he is survived by his daughters, Kathie Murray and her husband, Christopher Murray, of Astoria, Ore., Cynthia Happy and her fiance, Paul Ciociolo, of West Boylston; and his son, Kenneth Granlund Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, of Wellfleet; his two sisters, Margaret Kenney of Holden, and Norma Nowak of West Boylston. He also leaves behind many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

His visitation will be held on Thursday, June 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Nickerson Funeral Home, 340 Main St., Wellfleet, with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Brewster Animal Rescue League, 3981 Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631.
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Date:Jun 5, 2008
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