Mr. Kenneth M. Hyslip

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Mr. Kenneth M. Hyslip

July 24, 1934 - March 10, 2019

Mr. Kenneth M. Hyslip Tewksbury - Mr. Kenneth M. Hyslip, a resident of Marco Island, Florida, and of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and beloved husband of the late Janice (Caffray) Hyslip, passed away at the Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Florida, on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Ken was previously married to Mary E. (Tower) Hyslip of Tewksbury Mass., with whom he had eight beautiful children. He was 84 years old.

Born in Malden, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late George R., Sr. and Evelyn F. (Smith) Hyslip. Ken was the CEO and proprietor of Griffin Greenhouse Supplies. After working as a truck driver and saving for many years, he purchased 'Griffins' in 1968 and grew it to a nationwide distribution company. Most important to Ken was his family and friends. He thoroughly enjoyed his time spent at his summer home on little Sebago Lake playing cards, boating and gardening. Ken was an avid New England sports fan, he never missed a game. He will be dearly missed.

Ken is survived by his loving children, Maureen A. and her husband Albert W. Hart of Ayer; twin daughters, Karen M. Hyslip and Sharon L. Hyslip, both of Wrentham, Richard T. and his wife Martha A. Hyslip of Andover, Kenneth M., Jr. and his wife Bonnie R. Hyslip of Andover, Craig S. and his wife Lisa M. Hyslip of Newburyport and Nancy E. and her husband William A. Galvin of Tewksbury, 18 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, step-children; Lauren Leyne of Andover and Melissa J. Geoffroy of Methuen and many nieces and nephews, his companion of nine years, Judy Jacobson of Marco Island, Florida; son-in-law Robert K. Hawkes who was previously married to his late daughter Donna J. Hawkes and his current wife Lynne E. Hawkes of Tewksbury. Ken was also the brother of the late George R. Hyslip Jr., Richard S. Hyslip, Phyllis L. Ballou, and Barbara McDonough.
His funeral service will be celebrated in the Christ Church, 33 Central Street, Andover, on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Interment will be privately held. Donations in Kenneth's memory may be made to the Iron Stone Farm, 450 Lowell Street, Andover, MA 01810, or to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; 424 E. 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home of Andover. For additional information, please visit
Published on March 13, 2019
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