STURBRIDGE: Kenneth A. Julien, 77, of Oak Ave. died Thursday, Dec. 29, at Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford, MA. His wife, Pauline (Lusignan) Julien died in 2008.
He leaves two sons, Scott Julien and his fiancée Michelle Drumm, of North Grafton; Robert Julien of Southbridge, a brother Harry Austin of Spencer and his Twin sister Alice Dupre of Worcester. He also will be missed by his Siamese Cat Suki.
He graduated from Cole Trade High School and Worcester State College. He was a Korean War Marine Veteran.
Ken was a member of the Elm Street Congregational Church and sang in the choir for 55 years. He was also a member of the Marine Corps League, its Toys for Tots program and participated in presentations to Eagle Scouts. Ken was very involved in local Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs. He served as Cubmaster in Cub Scout packs 135 and 140. He also served as a Scoutmaster and
Advisor to Boy Scout troop 164 where his son Scott earned Eagle Scout status and his son Robert achieved the rank of Life Scout. Scouting was a source of great pride and happiness to Ken.
He was also a member of Quinebaug Lodge of Masons A.F. & A.M., Melha Shriners and its Legion of Honor and Gateway Players in Southbridge.
Ken started his plumbing career as a Journeyman Plumber at the American Optical Co. He earned his Master Plumber and was self employed for many years. After his retirement he proudly served as the Town of Sturbridge Plumbing Inspector.
He enjoyed helping others, playing the organ and working in his yard. Every day for lunch for over 25 years Ken could be found holding court at Annie’s Country Kitchen in Sturbridge. Ken and Pauline enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and Foxwoods with family and friends. .
His funeral service will be held at 7:00PM, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at Elm Street Congregational Church, Elm St. Southbridge. Private burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elm Street Congregational Church Fuel Fund, PO Box 723, Southbridge, MA 01550.
His family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks to all of the health care givers and providers for their care, expertise and compassion.
Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge is directing arrangements.
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