Kenneth “Grampy” D. Neal – Pawtucket

Kenneth “Grampy” D. Neal – Pawtucket

Kenneth “Grampy” D. Neal, 85, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the Waterview Villa in East Providence.

He was the beloved husband of Edna M. (Westgate) Neal for 64 years. Born in Providence, he resided most of his life in Pawtucket and was one of 12 children of the late Harold and Ruth (Woods) Neal.

Ken served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Lake Champlain. He went on to work as a toolmaker in local machine shops, particularly the Frank Morrow Company, Providence, where he retired as the head tool maker in 1998. Ken was a longtime member of the Garfield Social Club and was very handy with fixing and repairing just about anything. He enjoyed carpentry, plumbing, electrical and all kinds of other handiwork. Ken also enjoyed camping with his family and many dear friends. He will be lovingly remembered by all whose lives he has touched over the past 85 years.

Besides his loving wife, he leaves three children, Thomas K. Neal and his wife, Jean, Joanne M. Bonollo and her husband, Carl, and Katherine D. Parent and her husband, Doug, all of Pawtucket; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Carol Ann Neal.

Due to the current restrictions in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic, a celebration of Ken’s life, will be held on a later date once restrictions have been lifted and family and friends may once again gather.

Memorial gifts to the Waterview Villa Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 1275 South Broadway, East Providence, RI 02914, would be appreciated.

Arrangements are entrusted to William W. Tripp Funeral Home, Pawtucket. For online condolences: TRIPPFUNERALHOME.com .