Leonard Thomas Kerwin

Dec 31st, 2020

Leonard Thomas Kerwin

YARMOUTH PORT - Leonard Thomas Kerwin, 89 of Yarmouth Port, loving husband and father of three, died at his home Thursday December 31, 2020.

He was the husband of Jeanne H. (O’Connor). They had been married for 64 years.

Born, raised and educated in Malden, Len was the son of the late Edward and Marie (Feltrup) Kerwin. A graduate of Malden Vocational High School and Cape Cod Community College, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served our country for twenty years, including the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired with the rank of Master Sergeant in 1970.

Len has been a resident of Cape Cod since 1970, where he served as facilities manager at the Marconi Site for the National Park Service in South Wellfleet.

Len was passionate about family, his Catholic religion, and reading. He was a lay Eucharistic Minister for over twenty years. He was also a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

An amazing storyteller, Len would entertain his family for hours with tales of his childhood adventures and world travels. He doted on his family and was known for his patience, kindness, and ability to connect with children of all ages. 

In addition to his wife, Len is survived by three daughters, Elaine Cuff and her husband, Michael of South Yarmouth, Denise Cicone and her husband, Paul of East Taunton, and Nikki Atkins and her husband, Nigel of Holbrook; a brother, Fred Kerwin of Marlborough; a sister Barbara Tower of Hingham; seven grandchildren, Allison Bratton of Silverton, OR, Andrew Franke of Fountain Valley, CA, Kevin Franke of Aliso Viejo, CA, Erin Brashear of Melrose, Kelly Cicone of Franklin, and Jeremy and Bobita Atkins of Holbrook; seven great grandchildren, Carson, Madelynn, and Felicity Bratton, Cassidy and Kennedy Franke, and Cora and Dominic Brashear. In addition to his parents, Len was predeceased by two brothers Robert Kerwin and Thomas Feltrup.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday January 7 in St. Pius X Church, Station Ave., South Yarmouth.

Interment will follow at 1:15 p.m. in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust or to Habitat for Humanity .

Guest Book

Mary Rose Griffin
Monday - Jan 11, 2021 12:00 am

Dear Jean my prayers are with you and my thoughts are heavy to learn of Lenny’s death may God bless all of you and keep you safe and grant him eternal peace fondly Maryrose

Brian kerwin
Thursday - Jan 7, 2021 12:00 am

Sorry for your loss. Sorry we could not attend and get Fred to the service. Brian

Owen OConnor
Tuesday - Jan 5, 2021 12:00 am

Our love and sympathies for uncle Lenny and for the family navigating through these crazy Covid times. I will take your suggestion and donate to the Habitat for Humanity on his behalf. Love Owen, Barbara and Ashley

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