January 20, 1949 - December 31, 2022

Kenneth A. Tentindo, a loving and devoted husband, father, musician, police officer, and business owner passed away on December 31, 2022 at the age of 73. Husband of 39 years to Christine A. (Ellis) Tentindo. Father of Peter Tentindo of Wakefield, Jonathan Tentindo and his wife Jennifer of Peabody, Matthew Tentindo of Wakefield, Jillian Jeffery and her husband Bryan of Groveland and Kenneth Tentindo and his wife Alicia of Danvers. Adored grandfather of Kyrie and Kaedyn. Dear brother of Dennis Tentindo and his wife Betsy of Danvers and Janice Susi and her husband Paul of Grafton.

Ken was a man of many lives. His earliest ventures were in music. He was a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and co-founding member of The WildKats in the 1960’s. Signed to Parsay Records at a very young age, Ken and The WildKats were featured on the radio with their song “You Know You Make Me Wanna Cry” and also in popular publications like New England Teen Scene magazine alongside bands like The Beatles.

Ken was a police officer for the city of Revere, MA, holding the rank of patrolman from the early 1970’s until 1983. He was a part owner of 3 businesses in Revere: North Shore Auto Radiator, North Shore Auto Glass, and North Shore Air Freight Trucking.

Ken loved to travel and took many family vacations to places like Florida, California, Las Vegas, and New Jersey. A devoted father of five children, Ken never missed a baseball, hockey, softball, or soccer game or practice. He also helped to coach many of the teams as well. His love of music was known to all, and he instilled that in his children. One of his greatest joys in life was watching his children’s musical performances.

A visitation will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 2 – 4 PM followed by a Prayer Service at 4 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ken’s memory to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org/donate or the Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/donate For guestbook, please visit www.buonfiglio.com

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