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Chester Stanley Sperre Obituary

Chester Stanley Sperre, 97, of West Hartford, husband of Rita (Collins) Sperre, died Thursday June 19, 2014 in West Hartford. Born in Hartford, the son of Lars "Louis" and Hilma (Swanson) Sperre, he graduated from Hall High School, Class of 1935. He went on to Morse Business College, graduating with honors in 1937, and joined Hartford Electric Light. Chet was one of the first to be drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and served in Africa, Sicily, and Italy. After the war, he returned Hartford Electric Light and retired in 1979. Chet enjoyed swimming and fishing and spent over 50 years summering at the family cottage in Clinton. Besides Rita, he is survived by his three sons, Bruce P. Sperre of West Hartford, Brian C. Sperre and his wife Deborah of Marshfield, MA, and Chester F. Sperre of Groton, CT. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Norman Sperre and Clifford Sperre. A funeral service will be held on Monday June 23 at 12:00 noon at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main Street, West Hartford. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. For directions and online condolences, please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on June 21, 2014
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