November 18, 2018
Darbeau, Kenneth A. (73) entered peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Born in Trinidad BWI on July 27, 1945, he was the beloved son of the late Neutrice Darbeau. Loving father to Dionne, and caring grandfather to Olivia. Dear husband of Jovette Pelland. Also, survived by many cousins. Ken lived in Queens, NY and in 1989 came to live in Bergenfield, NJ Ken was an only child but nurtured by HIS extended family with many cousins as playmates, his mother Neutrice was his role model. In the 70’s she encouraged him to come to New York to pursuit his education. He graduated from City College, CUNY School of Architecture, and is an NYU Alumni in Construction Management. He worked in Manhattan for more than 25 years in Construction Management for the firms of William Ginsberg Associates, Architects and Engineers; C.E. Fleming Corp., Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC; Hamlett E. Wallace; Bradford Construction Management Corporation; Skanska/Bradford JV. He served on many projects with many colleagues and mentors who became very good, loyal friends, retiring in 2013. Ken loved sports. Tennis was his passion and at 6’3” he dominated the court! And, when he adopted football, the Dallas Cowboys was his inspiration. He was curious and loved a challenge, travel was his way to explore the world. And, when he could indulge in his hobby of photography. Ken valiantly battled Alzheimer disease, that robbed him of his speech. But, with his smile, and a wink, it was his powerful means of communication. Ken’s last year was eased by the kindness and the support of the nursing staff at Christian Healthcare Center in Wyckoff. Memorial Services for Ken will be on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Barrett Funeral Home 148 Dean Dr., Tenafly from 12PM- 3PM. In lieu of flowers donations would be highly appreciated to Adler Aphasia Center https://adleraphasiacenter.org/ or call 201-368-8585. Or to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater NJ Chapter (alz.org) or call 1-800-272-3900. For more information visit www.barrettfuneralhome.net.
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