kenneth " bear" pallotta pass away .

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MARK

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Jan 21, 2009
 
Kenneth “Kenny Bear” of Peabody formerly of Revere unexpectedly January 19, 2009. Loving father of Mario Pallotta of Everett. Cherished son of Mario and Claire (DeChristoforo) Pallotta of Winthrop. Dear brother of Karyn-Pallotta McGovern and her husband Matthew of Peabody. Fiancee of Brenda McCarthy of Melrose. Fond uncle of Cameron and Synclair McGovern. Loving nephew of many aunts, uncles and cousins and many good friends. Funeral from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, REVERE Friday morning at 9:00 A.M. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 o’clock A.M. Family and friends may visit Thursday 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Interment in Holy Cross cemetery, Malden. Late manager of Boston Harley Davidson Store, Fanuiel Hall Boston. Graduate Malden Catholic Class of 1980, Bridgeton Academy, ME and attended American International College Springfield, MA and a member of The One Hundred Club of Mass. Inc. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in “Kenny’s” name to the Italian Home For Children, 1125 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.“Kenny’s Father’s Home”. Kenny loved everyone. For directions and guestbook visit www.vazzafunerals.com Vazza Funeral Homes East Boston & Revere 1-800-252-1127
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Jan 22, 2009
 
MARK wrote:
Kenneth “Kenny Bear” of Peabody formerly of Revere unexpectedly January 19, 2009. Loving father of Mario Pallotta of Everett. Cherished son of Mario and Claire (DeChristoforo) Pallotta of Winthrop. Dear brother of Karyn-Pallotta McGovern and her husband Matthew of Peabody. Fiancee of Brenda McCarthy of Melrose. Fond uncle of Cameron and Synclair McGovern. Loving nephew of many aunts, uncles and cousins and many good friends. Funeral from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, REVERE Friday morning at 9:00 A.M. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 o’clock A.M. Family and friends may visit Thursday 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Interment in Holy Cross cemetery, Malden. Late manager of Boston Harley Davidson Store, Fanuiel Hall Boston. Graduate Malden Catholic Class of 1980, Bridgeton Academy, ME and attended American International College Springfield, MA and a member of The One Hundred Club of Mass. Inc. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in “Kenny’s” name to the Italian Home For Children, 1125 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.“Kenny’s Father’s Home”. Kenny loved everyone. For directions and guestbook visit www.vazzafunerals.com Vazza Funeral Homes East Boston & Revere 1-800-252-1127
KENNY BEAR WAS A GREAT GUY. HE WOULD HELP OUT ANY BUDDY THAT NEED HELP IF HE COULD. BEST WAY TO PUT IT STRAIGHT SHOOTER!!SOLID GUY AND A GOOD FAMILY MAN.I WISH HIS FAMILY THE BEST IN THESE TUFF TIMES." R.I.P BIG KENNY BEAR"
Everett

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Jan 22, 2009
 
How old was he?
Tom

Malden, MA

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Jan 23, 2009
 
Not sure but young.....he was shoveling and had a heart attack. He was almost 500lbs....RIP
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Jan 23, 2009
 
Tom wrote:
Not sure but young.....he was shoveling and had a heart attack. He was almost 500lbs....RIP
He was 46.........
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Jan 23, 2009
 
Kenny Bear: A man larger than life
“A smile that opened many hearts”

By Jim Mitchell


They say,“first impressions are lasting impressions” when meeting a person for the first time, and I have to say, the first time I met “Kenny Bear” Pallotta, it was just like a scene straight from the movies.

Back in the mid-80’s, my cousin attended American International College (A.I.C.) in Springfield, MA and lived in a frat house where, in the spirit of the movie,“Animal House,” created this urgency to see what life amongst the “Blutos” and “Otters” was like…insane toga parties, drunken sorority girls, my imagination was soaring.

So, after so many invites from my cousin, Vin, his brother, along with a few childhood friends from Chelsea and Revere, jumped into a van and headed west on the Mass. Pike on a cold February night.

Upon arriving, we sought out the frat house of Alpha Sigma Delta, a dark, 3-story Victorian which was empty except for a few dimly-lit windows. The frat house was set against the football field, as if you knew that the building was “special” for that reason alone.

As we entered the front door, we discovered that the building was lacking in heat and my cousin as well. There wasn’t anyone there to greet us and we had no idea where to go or what to do next, except maybe to find a bathroom, immediately.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, a frat brother appears, asking me why I’m using the “facilities.” I was speechless, as if I just committed a crime. This guy had no idea who I was or why I was there. It looked as though it was a simple case of “wrong place, wrong time” and since this guy looked like he benched-pressed Volkswagens, I started to become a little nervous without my cousins or my pals around to explain things or help out if necessary.

As I tried to explain through nervous introductions and the “dropping” of my cousin’s name, I started to wonder, following his lack of friendly response to my answers, how this guy actually passed a college entrance exam and if he was actually a frat brother at all or just some guy we caught breaking and entering.

As I started walking towards the front door in search of my party, who for some reason, were nowhere to be found, the tone of my greeter became accusatory and I started to ready myself for a battle if “push came to shove.”

As I walked to the front of this suddenly, unfriendly building, a large, tall guy appeared in front of me. I had no idea who he was. Now, I was, to put it mildly,“scared witless!”
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Jan 23, 2009
 
And with one move, this hulking figure reached forward and hugged me and said,“You gotta be Jim, Vinny’s cousin?”

“This is Pete (not his real name since I really never heard it due to my sheer terror of the previous moment).”

I shook a smiling “Pete’s” hand who now seemed to be my new best friend. Then I turned to the ominous figure that still shook my hand, and he said warmly,“I’m Kenny Bear, welcome to the Delta House!”

Since that first moment, my first impression of “Kenny Bear,” was truly larger than life. I knew Kenny through our passion for motorcycles, and his affiliation with Boston Harley-Davidson. Whether he was riding his tricked-out Harley Roadglide, ripping up and down the parkway or gliding along Revere Beach Boulevard, always making a point to stop and greet his friends, always with good news. That was “Kenny Bear.”

He was the kind of guy who always had a smile on his face, who always believed in the kindness of people. I never heard him say; not once in the 20-plus years I have known him, to have a bad word to say about anybody.

And never a bad word was said about Kenny. He was that kind of guy.

I’ve seen State Police troopers shake his hand and notorious bikers give him a hug. I’ve witnessed novice riders drop their bikes in the Harley parking lot only to be helped up and given a reassuring “pat on the back” by “The Bear” as they rode away with a smile and a wave.

Kenny loved Harleys and he proved it by selling t-shirts out of a cart with his beautiful, loving fiancé, Brenda, before finally opening the Boston Harley store in Faneuil Hall in Boston because Kenny knew the locals enjoyed the ride into the Hub. Kenny was Harley-Davidson.

His generosity knew no limits. If a charity needed a stage for a motorcycle run or a public address system, Kenny called the state and got one for the event. If someone needed tickets, a ride, or a tow,“Kenny Bear” was always there to lend a hand. Always adorning that generous smile, that was truly his trademark.

It was once said,“A smile opens many doors.” Kenny’s smile opened many hearts.

When spring finally arrives, I will dedicate my first ride of the season to “Kenny Bear.”

As in all my rides, I will break into a wide smile. But on that special ride, I will dedicate my smile to “Kenny Bear.”

This was a young man who loved his family, especially his son, Mario, and his sister, Karyn, and his loving mother and father, Claire and Mario.

This week marks a sad occasion for so many of my friends who knew Kenny to be the sweet, lovable guy ripping around town on his blue Harley. Always with a big smile, a bigger heart, larger than life to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

Rest in Peace,“Kenny Bear”.
Everett

Everett, MA

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Jan 24, 2009
 
Wow - what a nice post. He seemed like a really nice guy. RIP
revere friend

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Jan 24, 2009
 
Everett wrote:
Wow - what a nice post. He seemed like a really nice guy. RIP


Kenny was the BEST!!!!
Big George

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Jan 25, 2009
 
There will never be another "Kenny Bear", or anyone close to him. Life isnt about all the money or all the materialistic stuff that you leave behind when your time is up, but rather about all the peoples lives you've affected and touched. If anyone ever met Kenny even if it was for a minute or two, his smile and his willingness to lend a helping hand at anytime, left an impression that would make him unforgetable. Go easy my brother, I will always miss you rippin wheelies by me with that huge smile on your face. L&R to all your family, RIP BEAR bro.
Melanie

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Jan 25, 2009
 
As a, hmm I guess it would be 3rd cousin to Kenny, I can tell you that the Advocate's post touched my heart and would undoubtedly do the same for any and every one of Kenny's family (which is a very long list) and friends (an even longer list). That was an incredible post and from all I've heard and read, typical of the kind of person that Kenny was.
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Jan 27, 2009
 

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Tom wrote:
Not sure but young.....he was shoveling and had a heart attack. He was almost 500lbs....RIP
You could have kept this to yourself. Noone needed to know how much he weighed. How ignorant are you
Mia

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Jan 31, 2009
 
Kenny Bear was such an awesome guy. He could make any day better with a hug. There isn't a day that will go by that he is not in someone's thoughts.
R.I.P. Kenny
karyn kennys sister

Peabody, MA

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Feb 2, 2009
 
Thanks everyone for all your kind words about my favorite person..my brother..to clear a few things up..
Kenny wasnt shoveling..he was going out to plow at 5:30am ..my husband Matt found him at 6:45 am and he was already dead..it appears to be a massive heartattack..
Kenny was bigger than life..no he wasnt 500 lbs..but he was big and very tall..He was the best friend, cousin, son, brother in law, and brother that anyone could ever ask for..Our lives will never be the same..
Rest Kenny...Rest...I love you..more than anything
Your Favorite..Karyn
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#15
Feb 3, 2009
 
Karyn,
My condolences to you and your family.
I met Bear at Harley and didn't know him well,
but I saw the way people reacted to him and admired him, so that told me what a wounderful
warm and fun man he must of been.
Sorry the world has lost such a good person.
RIP
Michelle V

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Feb 26, 2009
 
karyn kennys sister wrote:
Thanks everyone for all your kind words about my favorite person..my brother..to clear a few things up..
Kenny wasnt shoveling..he was going out to plow at 5:30am ..my husband Matt found him at 6:45 am and he was already dead..it appears to be a massive heartattack..
Kenny was bigger than life..no he wasnt 500 lbs..but he was big and very tall..He was the best friend, cousin, son, brother in law, and brother that anyone could ever ask for..Our lives will never be the same..
Rest Kenny...Rest...I love you..more than anything
Your Favorite..Karyn
Karyn-
I am so sorry , and hope you and your family are well.I think of kenny everyday,it seems like everyone is wearing JOOP..i smell it everywhere! I miss him so much.He was a beautiful person...you and your family are in my prayers. bless you
Friends of Kenny

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#17
Aug 8, 2009
 
1st Annual Motorcycle Run ..."BEARS RUN"
proceeds to benefit The Italian Home for Children
band..prizes...raffles..shirts ..food..games..memories and stories
Sunday August 23, 2009
Run time sign up 8:30am...Run leaves at 10:45 sharp begins at GJ towing 22 Whiten Ave Ext Revere, MA and will end at Harley Davidson Dealership
J Anderson

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Aug 8, 2009
 

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Does the winner get an 8-Ball and 2 strippers from King A's??

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Aug 9, 2009
 
After reading these posts, I'm sorry that I never met him. Only the good die young. R.I.P.
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Apr 25, 2010
 
Everett wrote:
How old was he?
Kenny was 47 yrs young when he passed away.

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