Kenneth C. Corscadden 12/30/2023

Kenneth C. Corscadden

Kenneth C. Corscadden, 75, of Richville, peacefully passed to Heaven to be with his son Kasey, on December 30, 2023.  There will be calling hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, 1-3 and 5 -7 PM at the funeral home. The funeral service will be January 3, 2024, 10:00 am at the funeral home, Pastor David Hart officiating, burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Ken is survived by his loving wife, Lauren “Laurie”, his daughters, Kristine and her husband Matthew Shippee of Richville, Kerry and her husband James St. Onge of Newville, PA, Katie and her husband William “Billy” Smith of DeKalb Junction, Kimberly and her husband Chris Buckner of Kansas City, Kansas, Kylie Corscadden of Richville, Kaitlin  Corscadden and her partner Mark Tripp of Richville, 18  grandchildren,  Kelsi, Samantha, Skylar, Ryan, Kodi, Makenna, Tyler, Karli, Cooper, Laura, Allison, Ashtyn, Harlow, Elizabeth, Kendal, Kinlee, Kaydence and Ryken, 2 great grandchildren, Grayson and Laneigh, his brother, Michael and Raeanne “Rae” Corscadden of RI, a sister-in-law, Maggie Corscadden of RI, several nieces and nephews, and lifetime friends. He was predeceased by his son Kasey Corscadden, brothers, Robert, William, Nelson “Jack”, Keith, and Albert “Tim” Corscadden. He was born on August 24, 1948, in Fall River, MA, the son of the late, Albert and Dorothy Robertson Corscadden. He graduated from the Bristol Agricultural High School in 1967.  He went into the Army in 1968, to Vietnam, because he loved his country. Ken married Lauren Durfee on June 20, 1975, in Westport, MA. Ken felt farming was his calling, Corscadden Family Farm was his sanctuary.  He always said, “If you take care of the farm the farm will take care of you”. It was an honor for him to take care of God’s creatures and His land. In his later years he was always overseeing the farm he loved, which included taking his grandchildren with him to inspect the fields. His greatest love was his family.  He had a special and individual bond with each and every one of his children and grandchildren.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW, was the life of the party, many times being the last to leave. You became a friend for life whether you were a round table friend at the diner, a business associate, community member or an employee.  He helped hundreds of people while expecting nothing in return.  In fact, he was proud that the last two weeks before his death, he had worked one hundred hours combining corn for a friend. His family said he was small but mighty and larger than life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital

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  1. Truly sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed speaking with Mr. Corscadden when he came into the bank or when I seen him first thing in the morning at McDonald’s getting a cup of coffee. It’s the little moments that we will all miss. Thinking of all of his family. Michelle Blackburn

  2. Dear Laurie and family. I am sadden to learn of Kenny’s passing. I know this is a huge loss in your beautiful family. Losing all the old school farmers isn’t a good thing in America. I’m glad you visited Florida some 20 so years ago , I remember Kenny saying it was the best time he had. I think paragliding on the Gulf of Mexico with family and long life friends was it. Our family loved visiting you in NY. Many thoughts and prayers. In Loving memory of Donald , Joan and family.

  3. I am so sad to read this. Kenny was a great man. He always made me laugh when he came in Charlie Gardner’s office, where I worked. He was a true friend to my dad, Herb Besaw. I know heaven is getting a true angel, because he was a farmer.

  4. Kenny was always so full of life. Every time I spoke to him he always talk to me about farming and how things were going on his place compared to ours. He was great Farmer my dad enjoyed his friendship. I will never forget the time that he my dad Richard and Walt Siminski came to our house and talked about farming all day long when I was younger. best wishes to all the family I will miss seeing Kenny at the Sale Barn.

  5. Dear Corscadden family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of the patriarch. My parents (Dave and Marge Kingston) always enjoyed the visits at your family’s farm and kitchen table. It was always a great visit when our entire families could come together. I’m sure our dads are sharing cow stories over coffee right now smiling down proudly. I am thinking of you all and sending sympathy as you mourn the loss of such an incredible role model.
    My condolences,
    Carol (Kingston) Wright

  6. Dear Corscadden family,
    I was saddened to learn of the loss of your patriarch. My dad (Dave Kingston) always enjoyed the table conversations over coffee when our family would visit the farm. I picture them doing the same now in heaven while smiling down proudly upon all of us. May the memories and cherished moments live on in your hearts. Thinking of you all and sending you my sympathy.
    My condolences,
    Carol (Kingston) Wright

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