Of Malden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. He was 79.
Born in Cambridge on August 10, 1942, Eddie is a son of the late Peter and Catherine (Flanagan) Kalenoski. He grew up in Cambridge and attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
He worked at different jobs in the area when he decided to strike out on his own. He owned and operated a Canteen Truck for many years before starting an over the road truck driving business. He loved being behind the wheel and has driven through most of United States. His strong work ethic was instrumental in growing his trucking business, Kalco Trucking. In his later years, he drove local routes so he could be home more often.
Eddie loved his family, and enjoyed time spent together, and was loyal to his friends. He enjoyed vacationing to numerous places with Merle. Some favorites were Europe, Las Vegas, Bermuda, and Mexico. Most of all though, Eddie loved being home with the people and pets that he loved.
He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Eddie was the beloved husband of Merle A. (Rideout) Kalenoski with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Devoted father of David Kalenoski and his wife Dawn of Worcester, Jennifer Fitzpatrick and her husband Michael of Pepperell, Robin Kalenoski, and the late Claire Peterson. Loving brother of Paula Whalen, and the late Joseph, Elizabeth, and Dianne. Proud grandfather of Catherine Kalenoski, Olivia Ercolini, Tyler Ercolini, Benjamin Fitzpatrick, Kelli-Anne Pace, and Wayne Peterson. Also survived by his great-grandchildren, Dorothy, Alana, and Judy Pace.