Kenneth James Kozdra

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Kenneth James Kozdra

April 29, 1960 - August 29, 2018

GROVELAND - Kenneth James Kozdra, 58, of Groveland, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

Ken was born in Methuen, on April 29, 1960, to the late Dorothy Preneaveau and Joseph Kozdra. He graduated from Lawrence Vocational High School, as well as Southern New Hampshire College, and was the Director of Sales at Berkshire Manufacturing in Newburyport.

Survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Ilene (Courtney) Kozdra; loving children, daughter Courtney D'Angelo and husband Nicholas and their children Owen, Sadie-Grace, Genevieve and Carolyn, daughter Valerie Hills and her husband Geoffrey and their son Liam and son Scott Kozdra of Groveland; two brothers Joseph Kozdra and wife Rosemary and Gary Kozdra and wife Terry; two sisters Carole Kozdra and Gail Lorenzo and husband Michael of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews; predeceased by his two sisters Sandy and Jean.

Ken was a strong, handsome and loving husband, devoted father and grandfather as well as a talented musician, songwriter and the lead member of the Discount Gigolo's and Sage and Whiskey. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family, doing projects, playing horseshoes, kayaking, and traveling, and was talented, creative, hardworking and fun. Ken will be missed greatly but lives in the hearts of all who knew him.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday morning, September 6, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill, from 9 to 11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery Groveland. For guestbook, please visit
Published on September 2, 2018
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5 posts

Joe Hamad
Sep 13, 2018
We had lots of fun in high school. I loved helping with your bands. Doing sound was great fun that I will always remember. You loved the Rolling Stones so much you went to New York to see them. I'll always cherish the goodvtimes we had as young adults.
Rest in peace my old friend,
Alison Faust
Sep 08, 2018
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Ken always had a smile on his face every time I saw him especially when I would see him and his wife walking by my house! I will always hold that memory close to me!
Whit Privette
Sep 06, 2018
Many a great memory was made playing many gigs with Ken and getting to know his wonderful family as well. Ilene, I love you all and will be sending prayers always.
Jim Savoy
Sep 04, 2018
William Roy
Sep 02, 2018
I remember some long nights traveling to & from gigs with Ken, such a warm, talented guy. My heart goes out to Ilene and his family.