Kendall W. Tower, 71

Kendall W. Tower, 71

LYNN — Kendall W. Tower, 71, of Lynn, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a lengthy illness. He is the husband of Elizabeth A. (Milliken) Tower, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage.

Kenny was born June 21, 1948 in Plymouth, he is the son of the late Dean and Mary J. (Dingivan) Tower. He and Elizabeth have resided in Lynn for the past 16 years. He attended Chelsea High School and later took professional development courses through the United States Army as well as computer courses at North Shore Employment Training.

He was an Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He served in Ft. Eustis, Va., Germany and Okinawa, Japan. He was awarded the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal W/1 OLC, Sharpshooters Badge and Marksman Badge.

Kenny worked in the warehouse at Avnet Inc. for several years. He previously ran rides at Revere Beach for nine seasons. He previously worked as a truck driver, a computer operator for the United States Army and was also an assembler for Santin Engineering.

He enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed playing cards and was an avid bowler in many leagues in Revere, Virginia and Germany. He always rooted for the Patriots and the Red Sox.

In addition to his loving wife Elizabeth, Kenny is also survived by his daughter, Delia M. Rodrigues and her husband William of North Carolina; his brothers, Robert Ordway of Arizona, William Ordway of Swampscott and Dean Tower of Ohio; his sisters, Donna Leone of Medford and Mary Ann Caruso of New Hampshire. He is also survived by his treasured grandchildren, Scarlett, William and Savannah Rodrigues; his aunt, Patricia Dingivan; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Kenny is predeceased by his sisters Deborah Meola and Susan Bryant.

Service information: Kenny’s visitation will be in the CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2019 from 10-12 noon. His funeral service will be at 12 noon in the funeral home. Kenny’s interment will be at the V.A. National Cemetery, Bourne on Thursday with military honors. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. To share an online condolence please visit


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