Kenneth C. Pailler Jr. of Middleborough died on Monday, Feb. 5. He was 77.

For more than 30 years, he was the devoted partner of Arlene M. Connolly, originally of Canton.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Kenneth C. and Carolyn J. Jolda Pailler. He was a 1964 graduate of Framingham North High School and attended Worcester Junior College and the University of New Hampshire.

In his youth he was involved in many sports such as football and hockey, and he loved long adventurous snowmobile trips through remote parts of Quebec and northern New England. He started his picture framing career with the family-owned and operated Framingham Art Center and then went on to build his own business, Sharon Custom Framing, which he ran for nearly 35 years.

He lived and worked in Oak Bluffs with Arlene for 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, going out on the boat, Scrabble, bowling and his community of friends and family. He was the founding member of Easy Riders Snowmobile Club of Marlborough.

Kenneth is survived by his children, Stephen and his wife Nancie Pailler of Grafton, Karen Pailler and her husband Rusty Bent of Sudbury, Sharon Pailler of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Michael and his wife Christine Pailler of Easton; his grandchildren, Jordyn, Blake, Allison, Andrew, Joseph, Nathan, Owen, Cameron and Meghan; and his brothers, Robert and David Pailler of Framingham. He was also a doting pet parent to Mushka, Amber, Mieux and Lily.

A celebration of his life will be held privately.

Memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue of Martha’s Vineyard at or the Easy Riders Snowmobile Club of Marlborough at

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