FREEDOM — Kenneth E. (Kenny) Weed Jr., 52, died, of natural causes Oct. 26, 2021, at a Bangor Hospital. He was born April 6, 1969, in Portland, the first son of Kenneth E. Weed Sr. and Doris Flagg Weed.

Kenny graduated from Camden-Rockport High School, class of 1987. Following graduation, he and his high school sweetheart, Tami-Lyn White, moved to Calais, where Kenny earned a certificate in diesel mechanics, and in April of 1988, he and Tami-Lyn welcomed his first daughter, Jarica Denique, to the world. Kenny moved back to the Lincolnville area, where he lived most of his life. In March of 2011, Kenny, along with his long-term partner, Jennifer Gerry, welcomed Kenny’s second daughter, Julia Alaine.

He spent notable years working at Dark Harbor Boat Yard and Jackson Landscape Services and Granite Gardens, and many years on the water — one of his favorite places — on the back of the family lobster boats, the F/V Robie and later F/V Little Rocker. Michael and Lynn Hutchings, of the F/V Fundy Spray, gave Kenny an opportunity to stern for them at a time in life when he really needed it, and Kenny always reflected on them kindly and with love.

In the fall of 2019, Kenny met Jennessa Reny of Freedom and fell head-over-heels in love. All who loved and knew Kenny could see how this woman gave his heart a new lease on life. Kenny moved to Freedom with Jennessa, leaving Lincolnville for the first time in decades; she was something special.

The last year of Kenny’s life he spent time in and out of the hospital battling infections and organ distress and after a lovely weekend visit with his daughter Julia and an afternoon visit with his daughters together, he went to the hospital. He was taken to the Intensive Care Unit and continued to live for two weeks via life-sustaining medical interventions. He ultimately surrendered to his multiple organ failures with his fiancée, Jennessa, and his daughter Jarica (33) by his side; and by video his daughter Julia (10), his son-in-law, Samuel, and his first wife, Tami-Lyn (COVID restrictions).

Kenny is survived by his parents, Kenneth Sr. (77) and Doris Weed (73), of Lincolnville; his younger brother, Steven (49), of Lamoine; his fiancée, Jennessa, of Freedom; his daughters Julia (10) and Jarica (33) and Jarica’s husband, Samuel, all of Lincolnville. He will be missed by many, including Jarica’s mother, Tami-Lyn, and her parents, Lt. Col. Thom and Patricia White of Appleton, who thought of Kenny as a son; as well as Julia’s mother, Jennifer Gerry, and the Gerry family of Lincolnville; along with so many friends and old drinking buddies.

Per Kenny’s wishes, there will not be any formal service. He requested his ashes be scattered in a private family memorial. You can honor Kenny by thinking of him when you stand by the ocean, when you enjoy a Twisted Tea or when a good song comes on the radio.

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