The Daily Me


NEWPORT Ė Kenneth Raymond Tardy, 61, went to be with his Lord surrounded by his family Wednesday evening, October 8, 2008. He was born June 25, 1947 at Dexter a son of Raymond and Rena (Emerson) Tardy.

He graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1965, and the University of Maine, Class of 1969. He was employed as a mechanic at Lewis Brothers in Newport for 30 years. At the time of his death, he owned and operated KRT Repair at his Camp Benson Road residence.

In addition to his mother of Newport, he is survived by a brother, James and wife Robin Tardy of LaGrange; 2 sisters, Debra Tardy of Bangor, and Linda and husband Donald Arey of Brewer; 1 nephew Edward and wife Carol Arey of Bangor; aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as special friends, Jim Seavey, Gary Silvia, and Russ Sawyer, all of Newport. Ken was predeceased by his father Ray.

At Kenís request, there will be no visiting hours. A graveside committal service will be held 3:30 P.M. Saturday, October 11th, at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with Pastor George Finnemore officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Donations may be made in his memory to the Furry Friends program, c/o Eastern Area Agency on Aging, 450 Essex Street, Bangor, ME 04401.

Those who wish may sign an on-line guest register at

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