Kenneth W. Hocter
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Middleton, MA - Kenneth was born on January 10, 1947, to William and Lorayne (Campbell) Hocter. He resided at the same residence his entire life. He attended Howe-Manning Grammar School and Masconomet Regional High School. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army with a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Ken was employed by MIT Bates Linear Accelerator in Middleton for close to 50 years and had recently retired. He could be seen riding his bike to work in all kinds of weather.
He was somewhat of a homebody who especially enjoyed the company of his family. He was a very knowledgeable sports fan and spent his time watching games. Reading about many subjects was another pastime he enjoyed.
He liked listening to music, especially bluegrass and attended many festivals in the past. Ken passed at home after a brief illness on November 13, 2019.
He is survived by his sisters, Susan Kilroy of Middleton, and Nancy Hocter and partner George Berry of Middleton; his nephews, Matthew Kilroy and his wife Kerstin of Danvers, Travis Kilroy of Middleton; and his cherished great-niece Delilah Kilroy of Danvers. He was preceded by his parents and brother-in-law Paul Kilroy.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to a celebration of life visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening in the Mackey Funeral Home, 128 S. Main St., Route 114, Middleton. Donations in his name may be made to Operation Troop Support, 16 Trinity St., Danvers, MA 01923. To leave a condolence, visit
Published on November 18, 2019


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Meme Potter
Nov 20, 2019
Thinking of you in your time of loss.
Diana Ferreira
Nov 19, 2019
America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Kenneth W. Hocter by Diana Ferreira.  Send flowers
Diana Ferreira
Nov 19, 2019
I have great memories of playing together as kids. Hocters are great lifetime neighbors. I am sincerely sorry for the sudden loss of Ken and we are shocked at his quick passing. Our prayers are with you and the family.