Kevin L. House
PORTLAND, Maine - Kevin L. House, 60, passed away at this home in Portland on March 2, 2017, after a brief illness. Kevin was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 11, 1956, the third child of seven of Frank E. House III and Patty (Tighe) House. Kevin graduated from Windsor High School in 1975 and eventually made his way to Burlington, Vermont where he worked in the building equipment industry for more than a decade. He moved to Portland in 2002 and worked in the social services field until recently.
During his childhood, Kevin and his large family spent summers in Chatham on beaches, in boats, on tennis courts and around bonfires. In his teen years, Kevin spent many days out on his family’s Boston Whaler, often having to be reminded by the harbormaster that Stage Harbor was not a marine speedway. Those who were in Kevin’s orbit near and far were touched by his kind heart and optimism, as well as his incredible sense of humor that ranged from edgy to downright silly. His smile and laugh lit up a room, and he always made people feel important and loved. He was a wonderful storyteller and - more often than not - would embellish stories with sound effects and an uncanny ability to mimic his loved ones voices. He would get lost in a good murder mystery and could talk cinema for hours on end, appreciating all kinds of movies. We will miss his sweetness, his laugh, and the way he made all of us feel appreciated and cared for.
Kevin is survived by his wife Robin of South Hero, Vermont, and 6 siblings: Jeremy and his wife Lien Chau of Alexandria, Virginia, Sheila House of Harwich Port, Alison House-Jones of Windsor, Connecticut, Tracy (House) Cannon and her husband Chris of South Chatham, Hilary House Carpenter and husband Randy of Windsor, Connecticut, and Christopher House and his wife Liz Shine of Olympia, Washington. Kevin also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grand nephews and a slew of cousins. There was a service held in Portland on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Portland, and Kevin’s Cape Cod siblings are planning a barbecue for sometime this summer to celebrate Kevin’s life.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Cultural Center of Cape Cod at 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02664 which supports a program Kevin thought highly of called Sober Socials.