We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Brown Funeral Homes, Inc.
Kenneth J. Rathier, 67, of Glendale, RI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30th, in his home on Spring Lake surrounded by his loving family. He was son of the late Wilfred and Shirley (Desmarais) Rathier in Woonsocket, RI on December 28th, 1954.
Ken was a man of many interests and held professional licenses in Oversized Load Hauling, Crane Operation and was a Master Captain for a rescue boat company.
As a young man, you could find Ken on his Harley or in his Buick making his way from Coast to Coast. Ken’s cross country travels landed him working at Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, as well as training horses in the Texas Panhandle. Even after a lengthy tour, Ken always found his way home to Spring Lake to rest and prepare for his next adventure. Ken’s love of the outdoors, adventure, and construction kept him busy during his‘’retirement’’. He often enjoyed custom carpentry on his Spring Lake home as well as the design and build of custom motorcycles. There was never a dull moment with gardens to tend, firewood to split, and always a fun project in progress to keep tinkering with.
His downtime was spent in a cottage on his property on Spring Lake known by many as “The Shack”. There was always a cozy wood stove flickering away in the colder months there. This was where family stories were told and everyone caught up on current events, and shared the stories of their busy times. A place where there was always time for jokes, laughs ,and making plans for the future.
He is survived by his two sons, Sean and Jesse Rathier, his wife Jillian as well as his future grandson. Also, the mother of his two sons, Nadean Brousseau, two siblings, Elise (Palladini) Rathier and Micheal Rathier ,many nieces and nephews and his Grandpup, Remi.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 1496 Victory Hwy., Oakland, RI. Calling hours will be held Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 4-7:00 PM. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kenneth, can be made to American Cancer Society of Rhode Island.