Marlborough – Kenneth L. “Kenny” Brunelle, 31, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 after being shot while on a hunting trip with his father and brother in Lisbon, N.H.
He leaves his fiancee, Tiffanie Parks, and their two children, Lucas J. Brunelle-Parks and Kaleb L. Brunelle-Parks, all of Marlborough. He leaves his father, Cregg E. Brunelle Sr. and his wife, Sharon, of Hudson; his mother, Cynthia L. Wetherall of Clinton; his two brothers, Cregg Ellroy Brunelle Jr. and his wife, Charity, of Littleton, N.H., and Timothy A. Brunelle of Whitefield, N.H.; and a sister, Brandi L. Melvin and her companion, Michael Zompetti, of Hudson. He also leaves three stepbrothers, Ronald P. Melvin Jr. of Hudson, Jason A. Melvin Sr. of Barre, and Calvin S. Melvin of Uxbridge; one stepsister, Susan M. Melvin of Hudson; his paternal grandmother, Joyce Hook of Hudson; his maternal grandmother, Lucille Rowe of Templeton; and his future in-laws, Cheryl and Tom Parks of Marlborough.
Born in Enumclaw, Wash., he was a graduate of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, where he played varsity football as a wide receiver.
Mr. Brunelle was a self-employed carpenter and house framer who worked in the local area with area contractors.
He enjoyed learning and working side by side with his father, Cregg, learning carpentry and automotive skills, and also spending time with his mother in Clinton with the two boys on weekends. He enjoyed football and spending his free time with his two boys. He loved his future mother-in-law's cooking and working along with Tom. He had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back or his last dollar to someone who needed it. He was lucky in that he had multiple families and he enjoyed playing softball with is future brothers-in-law.
A funeral services will take place Monday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m., at Grace Baptist Church, 353 River St., Hudson. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date in Forestvale Cemetery in Hudson. Calling hours are Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 6 p.m., at John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund being established for the two boys” (Lucas and Kaleb) education at St. Mary's Credit Union, 133 South Bolton St., Marlborough, MA 01752.