HYLLEN, Paul A.
Paul Anton Hyllen, 93, of East Hartford and Longwood, FL passed away peacefully on September 13, 2013 with his loving family at his side. Born in Ephraim, UT in 1920, Paul grew up in Salt Lake City. When WWII broke out he joined the Navy and was in the South Pacific on the Tender USS Chincoteague. Known as 'The Ship That Wouldn't Sink', the Chincoteague received directs hits mid ship by several aerial bombs but managed to reach land. Eventually stationed in San Diego Paul met his future wife Carroll (a Navy Wave). After the war he and Carroll moved to New York City where their daughter Melody was born. Paul owned a flower shop in Astoria, Queens, NY and then worked and retired from the Bulova Watch Co. Born a Mormon, he became very active in the Presbyterian Church when he and Carroll retired to Florida. He toured Europe as a member of the choir. Paul and Carroll spent their retirement traveling the world (China, Australia, Hawaii, Japan, Europe, South East Asia, Italy and other locales) and spending time with friends and loved ones. Paul enjoyed baseball and was an avid Patriots fan. He is survived by his lifelong love and wife of 69 years and WWII Navy veteran Carroll (Weil) Hyllen; his daughter Melody Carroll Hyllen-Davey and son-in-law Bruce William Davey of Glastonbury and New York City; his grandchildren Brian Scott Davey of Bolton, and Arienne Carroll Davey of East Hartford; his great-grandson Kieran William Davey of Bolton; his loving nieces Barbara Gasper and family of Ohio, Judi Corsillo and family of Ohio and Harlene Wilson and family of Salt Lake City; his cousins Jan-Erik Hyllen and wife Mai-Britt Hyllen of Halsingborg, Sweden, and his great-grandniece Sofie (Hyllen-Kruse) Wanselow of Nörkopping, Sweden.
Funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (www.fallenheroesfund.org) or the
. The D'ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For online expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopo.com.