Henry Garland Parkington, 90, longtime resident of Andover and loving husband for 67 years of Louise F. (Kettledon) Parkington, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at his home after an extended illness.
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Henry was born in Georgia on July 14, 1924, the only child of James H. and Mae Parkington. He was raised in Bridgeport, proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and came to Andover in the late 1940s. 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 1960s and retired in the early 1990s. He was an active member of the Andover Volunteer Fire Department for over 25 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, N.C.; two grandsons, Kurt Parkington, and Dean Parkington and his wife, Jennifer; and two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Joseph Parkington.
Visiting hours at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, will be Sunday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 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, visit
Holmes Funeral Home
400 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 1 to Nov. 5, 2013