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Kenneth Joseph Stanley

11/07/1963 - 08/01/2023
Service Date: 08/07/2023
Service Time: 5:00pm
Service Location: Bunker University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213
Visitation Date: 08/07/2023
Visitation Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Visitation Location: Bunker University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213


Ken was a son to “Nana”, Lori who affectionately called him “Kenny Bum.” He was a brother to Tim and Joanne, and he was father to Luke, whom he called “Little Coconut” when he was born. Ken Stanley, 59, suddenly died August 1, 2023, in Phoenix. 


Ken was born Nov 7, 1963, in Methuen, Mass, but grew up in Burlington, Vermont where his sister described him as a  “strong, proud neatnik. Everyone called him Adonis.”


Ken became like all Vermonters, a big Red Sox fan. 


He spent four years in the Air Force in the 80’s where he spent time in Adelaide, Australia. 


Ken moved to Phoenix in 1999 and was an electrical engineer. Described as intelligent and stubborn, he was a guy’s guy – a dude. 


His son Luke was born October 29, 2003 and his father put his home-spun touch on everything. He built a gazebo, a shed, a pool rock feature, and playhouse and sandbox for Luke, among other things.


He coached Luke’s Little League team and never missed a game at Perry High School unless he had to go out of town on business. 


He introduced Luke to his pride and joy, the Red Sox, and even took him to Fenway in 2004 where the two of them sang ‘Sweet Caroline’ and forgave Bill Buckner for his error in the 1986 World Series. 


Ken is predeceased by his father, Joseph Stanley who died in 1987. He leaves behind his son Luke, his mother Loretta Stanley, and his siblings Joanne Dion and Tim Stanley and girlfriend Kim Moir. 



Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • Vickie and Bob Sullivan

    Ken will be missed. He was a hard worker, great dad, good friend and respected by all who knew him. ❤️

  • So sorry about Ken. I found a scripture I like to share at JW.org, Acts 24:15, “there is going to be a resurrection, ” I wish your family the very best for the future.

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