- Deceased's name: Kenneth Vincent St. Pierre Jr.
- Age: 58
- Date: Nov. 19, 2010
- Hometown: Danvers
Kenneth Vincent St. Pierre Jr., 58, of Danvers passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 19 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Mr. St. Pierre Jr. was born in Chelsea and was raised in Danvers by his parents, Alice (Tarnowski) St. Pierre and the late Kenneth St. Pierre. He attended Danvers High School where he began his athletic career. At 15, he played in the Danvers Twi League with his father, earning the Triple Crown. He was a shining star of the Danvers Falcons on the football and baseball teams. On the gridiron, he served as team captain and set the Danvers High all-time rushing record. He remains #2 all-time today. Behind the plate, he helped lead the baseball team to the 1970 State Championship. Mr. St. Pierre Jr. was the inaugural inductee to the Blue & White Hall of Fame.
Mr. St. Pierre Jr. attended the University of Indiana, where he started in the Hoosier backfield for two years, setting a sophomore rushing record in his first year. The National Baseball Coaches Association selected him to be the catcher for the Division I All-American first-team in 1974. After leaving Indiana in 1974, he played professional baseball for the Chicago White Sox.
Mr. St. Pierre Jr. was a restaurant and lounge owner on the North Shore. He owned the Office Lounge in Danvers Square, Saints in Salem and most recently Seaquels in Danvers. These years were highlighted by many successful charity fundraisers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Danvers High sports teams, and various scholarship funds and families in need. His desire to help those in need was also demonstrated years ago when he donated one of his kidneys to a sick friend.
Mr. St. Pierre Jr. also enjoyed golf and deer hunting and he loved his chocolate labs: the late Cujo, and Brady and Maggie.
Besides his mother, Mr. St. Pierre Jr. is survived by his wife of 38 years, Margaret "Peggy" (Toomey) St. Pierre and their children – Janelle Moroney of Danvers, Kenneth St. Pierre, and Jacqueline Blake; his grandson, Michael Moroney Jr. of Danvers; his granddaughters Vivian Blake and Kyla Moroney of Danvers; his three brothers - Stephen, Theodore, and Lloyd "Duke", of Danvers; five sisters - Robin Diachisin of Peabody, Nancy Rezza of Peabody, Cindy Milbury of Danvers, Patricia King of Peabody, and Michelle Sweeney of Danvers; his sons-in-law Michael Moroney of Danvers and Theodore Blake; his mother-in-law Mary (Dunn) Toomey of Danvers; 35 nieces and nephews; 19 great nieces and nephews; and many sister and brother in-laws as well as many friends.
Visiting hours are Monday, Nov. 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, Danvers. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at 11 a.m. in Saint Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. St. Pierre Jr.'s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226 ATTN: Contribution Services.