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Kenneth O. Houghton

November 9, 2022


Kenneth O. Houghton, 59, of New Bedford passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.  He was the loving husband of 38 years to Susan (Monty) Houghton.

Born and raised in New Bedford, son of the late Alton and Bertha (Haskins) Houghton, he lived in Fairhaven and New Bedford all his life. Ken was a commercial painter both self employed and for various other contractors. He enjoyed fishing and camping, working on cars, his dog Lacey and especially spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife Susan;  children, Jamie Freire and her husband Jonathan, Nicholas and Daniel Houghton all of New Bedford;  four grandchildren, Dylan Goodman, Ayden, Caleb and Brooke Freire all of New Bedford;  three brothers, Alton Houghton of Stoughton, David Houghton and his wife Marilyn of Taunton and Brian Houghton of FL;  also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes he will be cremated.  Private arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.  For memorial register please visit,

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