Kenneth “Kenny” Baptiste, 65, of Wareham passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was the husband of Louisa M. (Musiol) Baptiste.
Born in Wareham, Kenny was a life-long resident and was the son of the late Theodore A. and Adeline G. (Gomes) Baptiste. He had been an on-call fire fighter on the Wareham Fire Department before retiring after 34 years. Kenny was also a former police officer on the Wareham Police Department, and a deputy with the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department.
For the last two years, he was caretaker at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Wareham. Kenny also worked as a truck driver for P.A. Landers for over 20 years. He was also a long-time member of the Wareham Fire District Prudential Committee and the Wareham Conservation Commission.
Kenny had recently discovered a love of motorcycles and was an avid car enthusiast. He enjoyed spending time with his family, catching up with old friends, and making new ones. Kenny was a welcomed and cherished fixture in the Wareham community his entire life and he will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Shanan Buckingham of Wareham; his son, Andrew Baptiste of Bourne; his step-daughter, Kelly Fritz of Mashpee; his brothers, Theodore Baptiste, Jr. and Michael Baptiste both of Wareham; his sister, Joan Baptiste of W. Wareham; his grandchildren, Kristian Buckingham, Kameron Buckingham, Teagan Pettit, Kayla Dechane Kraft, Daniel Fritz, Aidan Fritz, and Krista Fritz; and his great grandson, Jacob Rose.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Tihonet Road, Wareham at 10 AM.
Donations in his memory may be made to American Diabetes Assoc., 260 Cochituate Road, #200, Framingham, MA 01701 OR American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701.