Kenneth Wayne Chouinard, 84, of Ashland passed away July 27 after a period of declining health. He was the son of the late Louis and Ruth (Lougee) Chouinard and husband of 48 years to Theresa (Krivicich) Chouinard.
After growing up in Hopkinton, Ken eventually moved to Ashland and was a contractor and carpenter in the area for many years until his retirement. Beloved by his clients and subs, he prized the personal connections created through his work as well as the craft itself. He was generous with his expertise in his community, helping with several projects in Ashland, including the construction of KidSpot Playground. Ken was dedicated to the happiness and support of his family, particularly his wife, Theresa. Together they enjoyed travel and in particular road trips, locally in New England and Canada, and as far away as Las Vegas. Adventures and stories ensued.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by eight children, Christopher Chouinard and his wife, Yun Joo Kang, of Mill Valley, California; Sharon Chouinard of Haverill; Sandra Knott of Ashland; Kenneth Chouinard and his wife, Kara Wojnarowski, of Norton; Linda Paquette of Framingham; Paul Lentoni and his wife, Paula, of Ashland; and Phillip Lentoni of Framingham. He also is survived by three brothers, Phillip, Richard and Herbert “Ricky” Chouinard, two sisters, Thelma Pageau and Phyllis Smith, seven grandchildren, Alexander, Benjamin, Calissa, Emma, Michael, Olive and Violet, and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Michelle Chouinard, who died in 2008.
Funeral services, under the care of the Matarese Funeral Home in Ashland, are private at this time. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. Donations in Ken’s name may be made to the Ashland Emergency Fund, P.O. Box 112, Ashland, MA 01721.