The Reverend Dr. Kenneth A. Fiery, 88, a longtime resident of Nashua, died at his home, Sunday morning, April 3, 2022, after a brief illness.
Born in Washington, DC on March 21, 1934, he was the son of the late Robert and Elinor (Bowker) Fiery. An Air Force veteran, Dr. Fiery served from 1954 to 1957.
Ken married Rosemary Bagwell, also of Washington, DC on May 14, 1955 at Riverdale Presbyterian Church in University Park, Maryland.
A graduate of Andover – Newton Theological School, Dr. Fiery was an American Baptist minister and pastored First Baptist Church in Natick, MA and First Baptist Church in West Boylston, MA. In 1967 Ken and his family moved to Nashua, where he pastored the First Baptist Church until 1976. He then embarked on a second career as a psychotherapist in Nashua for many years.
Ken trained as an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force, but commanders realized he was a better painter than a mechanic. From then on, he was the designated painter and he ran the base cafe even though he wasn’t drinking coffee at that time.
Later, Rosemary saved enough money from the family budget to pay for Ken’s art class tuition. This started his true love of painting. Ken then took many courses and started painting “full time” retired.
Ken enjoyed riding as a child and after retiring as a pastor he bought his first horse “Juliet”. He continued to love horse riding and driving for the rest of his life. Current registered Ken Morgan is “Tiger” (Final judgment).
In 1991 Ken started a new spiritual journey, as part of it he started the local group for “A course in miracles”. The group continues to meet weekly.
In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Rosemary, who died on November 27, 2021.
His family members include his sons and daughters-in-law, John and Danielle Fiery of Amherst, NH and William Evan and Dorothy Fiery of Spotsylvania, VA; his grandchildren, Lauren and Matthew Fiery; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Everett Earl and Tess Fiery, and Wayne and Cecelia Fiery. He was also predeceased by his sister Jeanne.
In honor of Ken’s wishes, all services will be private. Please consider a donation in his memory to Harborcare, 77 Northeastern Boulevard, Nashua, NH 03062. To leave a message of condolence online, please visit www.farwellfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua.