Kenneth L. Fontecchio ’64 died on October 12, 2019, in Medfield, Massachusetts.
(The following was published in The Boston Globe on October 20, 2019:)
Dr. Kenneth L. Fontecchio, age 77, of Medfield, Mass., and formerly of Natick, Mass., passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2019, after courageously battling a severe illness. He was lovingly cared for at home by his wife of fifty-two years, Marilyn Symmes Fontecchio. He is survived by his son Dr. Adam Fontecchio and his wife Dr. Tia Malkin-Fontecchio, his granddaughters Zoë Fontecchio and Sophie Fontecchio all of Downingtown, Penn., his brother John Fontecchio of Fairhaven, MA, Sister in-law Nancy Bourassa and her husband Dave of Laconia, NH, Brother in-law Ronald Symmes and his wife Francesca of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents Louis and Antoinette Fontecchio of Natick, Mass. Dr. Fontecchio was a graduate of Natick High School class of 1960, Bowdoin College class of 1965, and New York University Dental School class of 1969. After internship and residency at Manhattan VA Hospital, he served in the Navy at Camp Lejeune, NC, during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Naval Reserve until 1996, when he retired at the rank of captain after serving faithfully and honorably. He recently retired from his successful practice in Westwood, Mass., after fifty years as a practicing periodontist. He was known for his congenial manner and generosity, and loved to share his gardening knowledge and hand tended vegetables with his patients. He will be missed by all who knew him.