Kevin D. Loftus died abruptly on August 19th at his home. He is survived by his mother, Deborah Barnhart, his sister, Lisa Froehlich, aunt Pamela Dovell, uncles Jimmie Loftus and William Chase.
first cousins Tanya Silva, Shawn Waugh, Kerrie Dovell, Tracy Hofstetter, PJ Draudins, Shannon Bennett, Kim Loftus-Hamill, Sonja Chase, and Mike Tidey, and first cousins Tanya Silva, Shawn Waugh, Kerrie Dovell, Tracy
Kevin was a wonderful man with a large heart who loved others. He adored children, his family, and fishing. Kevin was overjoyed to be working for Silva Express. His personality could light up a room.
Visiting hours will be held at the Southeast Funeral Home, 93 Center St Easton MA “Copeland-MacKinnon” on Wednesday, August 30th from 4-7pm. Family and friends are cordially invited.
On Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., a Requiem Mass will be held at The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 110 Bray Avenue, North Middletown, NJ 07748. Christ Church Cemetery in South Amboy will be used for the interment.
The Gundrum Service “Home For Funerals,” 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy, NJ 08879, will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Donations in lieu of flowers may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.
He is survived by his two lovely daughters, Kerri and Abigail, two adored grandchildren, Jayden and Jaylanah (Rosie), his devoted companion Sandra Savard, and his stepson Matthew Savard.
He is also survived by his sisters, Maureen Guarino and her husband Michael, and Veronica Russo and her late husband Mike Russo, as well as his brothers, Bartley and Nancy, and Michael and Carol.
Kevin LOFTUS of Boston, previously of Milton The 27th of October, 2007. Matthew B. Loftus of West Newton, Gregory W. of Dorchester, and James R. of Milton are his loving children. Elizabeth A. Loftus of Watertown’s devoted grandparents.
Paula Kelley of Boston’s devoted fiancé. Reamon Loftus of North Carolina, Brendan and Mary Loftus of Stoughton, Thomas and Christina Loftus of Melrose, Anthony of Medford, Mary Loftus of Dorchester, and the late John of East Boston. Many adoring nieces and nephews survive.
Jocelyn A. Loftus’s ex-husband. Visitation will be held at the John J. O’Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. DORCHESTER – Wednesday, 4–8 p.m. Funeral Service at St. Brendan Church DORCHESTER at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Family and friends are cordially invited.
1974 Northeastern Law School graduate Donations can be made to Northeastern Law School or the Boston Public Library in his memory. Cemeteries: Cedar Grove Cemetery
His many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends will remember him fondly. Visiting hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
A Catholic ceremony of prayer 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Casper Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester Street, South Boston, MA 02127, will host all services. Private interment will take place.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association. Visiting Hours: Wake: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 4-8pm. Prayer service: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11am. Interment will be private
Before Kevin Loftus spent 30 years mounting the corporate ladder at Gillette Co., he saw what it was like to inhabit the lowest rung. During his first trips, he stepped through the door as the youngest son of one of Gillette’s janitors, and that became a matter of pride as he progressed to the upper levels of the legal department.
“He was always quite happy to have been part of three generations of Gillette employees,” said his son Matthew, a lawyer for the company who worked down the hall from his father.
Mr. Loftus, who retired from Gillette fewer than five weeks ago as deputy general counsel, died of a heart attack Saturday in his Boston home. He was 62 and previously had resided for many years in Milton.
“He was incredibly proud of working for Gillette and always sought to represent them as best as he could,” said his son, who resides in West Newton. “He was, I think, generally regarded there as someone from whom you could receive really good guidance. He was a wonderful listener and very intelligent and sought to pursue the high route in life.”
The youngest of seven children, Mr. Loftus grew up in an East Boston housing project, the son of Irish immigrants.
Mr. Loftus went Gillette family outings while growing up – a hobby he revisited to years later with his own children. He likewise did his part as a boy to help bolster household finances. “He would tell us stories about selling newspapers on street corners or cleaning Fenway Park – he did it as a teenager,” his son added.
After graduating from St. Dominic Savio High School in East Boston, Mr. Loftus worked his way through Northeastern University and Northeastern University Law School, graduating from the latter in 1977. Gillette was his first job out of law school.
His father died a few years later but lived long enough to see Mr. Loftus become a lawyer at the corporation where he had cleaned floors.
About 10 years ago, a buddy gave Mr. Loftus a pennywhistle and an instruction book for Christmas. Always fascinated of traditional Irish music, Mr. Loftus set about teaching himself how to play and began attending sessions at pubs.
As he became more comfortable with reels and jigs, he advanced from the groups of beginners to the meetings of more proficient players.
When his kid accompanied Mr. Loftus to sessions, “he seemed to know everybody and always had a hello and a smile for everyone. Everyone appeared to embrace him and enjoyed performing music with him. People would come up to me and say, ‘Your Dad’s really a lovely guy.’ “
In addition to his son, fiancee, and former wife, Mr. Loftus leaves two other sons, Gregory of Dorchester and James of Milton; four brothers, Reamon of North Carolina, Brendan of Stoughton, Thomas of Melrose, and Anthony of Medford; a sister, Mary of Dorchester; and a granddaughter.
A funeral Mass will be performed at 10 a.m. today in St. Brendan Church in Dorchester. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester.