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Henry Garland PARKINGTON

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PARKINGTON, Henry Garland

Henry Garland Parkington, 90, longtime resident of Andover and loving husband for sixty-seven years of Louise F. (Kettledon) Parkington, died Wednesday, (October 30, 2013) at his home after an extended illness. Henry was born in Georgia on July 14, 1924, the only child of James H. and Mae Parkington. He was raised in Bridgeport, CT, proudly served with the US Marine Corps in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, and came to Andover in the late 1940's. After moving to Andover he started working at his father-in-law's business, Kettledon Battery Service in Hartford. Henry became owner of the business in the early 1960's, and retired in the early 1990's. He was an active member of the Andover Volunteer Fire Department for over twenty-five years. With his wife he is survived by a daughter and three sons, Cindy Parkington of Manchester, H. James Parkington of Andover, Allan Parkington and his wife Anna of Andover, and Gerald Parkington of Tobaccoville, NC; two grandsons, Kurt Parkington, Dean Parkington and his wife Jennifer, and two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Joseph Parkington.
Visiting hours at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester will be Sunday, Nov. 3, from 1-3 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. A graveside committal service with military honors will be held Monday in the Townsend Cemetery on Townsend Road in Andover. Memorial contributions may be made to the Andover Volunteer Fire Dept., 11 School Road, Andover, CT 06232. To leave a message for his family please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com




Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 1, 2013
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