1928 – 2016
Putnam – Kenneth F. Whiteoak, 87, of Sabin St., died Tuesday evening, January 5, 2016 in Matulaitis Nursing Home where he was a resident for the last six months. He was the loving husband of the late June (Salvas) Whiteoak who passed away on September 11th, 2006. Born in Southbridge, MA, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ellen (Hampson) Whiteoak. Ken graduated from Mary Wells High School and the School of Practical Arts in Boston, MA, and was a proud veteran of World War II serving with the United States Army.
Mr. Whiteoak worked as an inspector at Pratt & Whitney retiring in 1990. He was an avid Red Sox, Patriots, and UCONN basketball fan. He enjoyed yard work, drawing, trips to the casinos, and his scratch tickets.
Ken is survived by his children, Ellen Hayes and her husband Gary of Thompson; Elizabeth Whiteoak and her partner Chas Armstrong of Harrisville, RI; and Scott Whiteoak of Dayville, a sister Mildred Steenburn of Dewittville, NY; three grandchildren Todd and Brad Hayes and Krystle Whiteoak, four great grandsons Mason, Tate, Keagan, and Kalvin; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Donald and a sister Ruth.
A private graveside service will be held in the Spring in Putnam Heights Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.