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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Ambrose Catholic Church
Friday September 27th, 2019

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Kenneth Masty

Kenneth J. “Ken” Masty

Age 83 of Crest Hill, Illinois, passed away with his wife by his side on Friday, September 20, 2019.

Born October 28, 1935 in Chicago, Kenneth was a son of Joseph J. and Julie (nee Mika) Masty.

He was raised and educated in the Chicago area.

On November 24, 1973, Ken married Mary Jane Mersereau in St. Bridget Catholic Church, Framingham, Massachusetts.

Ken was retired from the Kendall Company as a Salesman for pipeline taping after 45 years of dedicated service in Chicago and Massachusetts.

He was a member of St. Ambrose Parish, the Knights of Columbus and a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.

In Ken’s free time he enjoyed reading and traveling with his wife, Mary Jane to Italy, Spain and Greece.

Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years; Mary Jane (nee Mersereau) Masty, several cousins and numerous friends from several states.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; Joseph J. and Julie (nee Mika) Masty, brothers; Donald and Joseph Masty.

All relatives and friends are invited to join the family at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1711 Burry Circle Drive, Crest Hill on Friday, September 27, 2019 for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Rev Tom Cargo officiating.

Per Ken’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

Friends may sign the online guest book by logging onto: www.PleseFuneral.com

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction of Kenneth A. Plese, in Joliet, IL   815-735-2125

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I feel terrible because I just saw this. My name is Paul (PK) and "Uncle Ken" was my Godfather. Uncle Joe and Aunt Julia...along with Uncle Don and Uncle Ken lived next door to me on Cullerton st. I thought about him earlier today and decided to look him up so we could chat a bit. He was a WONDERFUL man. Super kind, gentle, generous and loving. I have nothing but fantastic memories of him. If anyone related reads this, please contact me at psusralski@gmail.comI have 8mm footage turned into DVD of members of your family from about 1967. So sorry for your loss.

PK Nov 13 2021 12:00 AM

Mary Jane, I am so sorry for your loss. We have not spoken in a very long time. I think of you often. My parents are still living at 90 and 86. Would love to connect with you. Reach out at a convenient time. I hope you are in good health and staying safe. Take care and again so sorry for your loss. Kelly (Boyle) Kenwood Nat and Frank Boyle’s daughter.

Kelly (Boyle) Kenwood Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere deepest sympathy to Mary Jane. I am so sorry for your loss. I regret not being  closer to you both. I loved my great cousin Ken. My prayers are with you as you join the big family in heaven. Rest in peaceLove,Tony Zasowski

tony zasowski Oct 14 2019 12:00 AM