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PATCHELL, KENNETH “HERKY” Kenneth “Herky” Patchell, 85, of Hamden, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Sunday April 6, 2014, at home with his loving family by his side. Son of the late Harry Patchell and Ruth Haynes Patchell, he was born in New Haven, CT on March 28, 1929. Kenneth was a Hamden resident for 64 years. He was the devoted husband to the late Rosalie Peckingham Patchell for 57 years. He worked at U-Haul, as well as Arden House, for many years prior to retiring. Kenneth was a war veteran serving in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member and held the position of Board of Governors for the Hamden American Legion Post #88, was a member of Hamden Elks Lodge #2224 and a lifetime member of the Arbeiter Maenner Chor. He was an avid gardener and sports fan. Beloved father of Karen Burch of Hamden, Kenneth Patchell (Sharen) of Kempner, TX and Kevin Patchell of Wallingford, he is also the cherished grandfather of Brian Patchell (Anna), Jaimie Andrews (Brian), Jessica Vitale (Burt), Robert Marone, Heather Garcia (Johnny), Stephen Patchell (fiancée Dana), Jason Burch (Vicki), Michelle Kirkpatrick (Justin) and Melissa Burch, while also survived by 14 great-grandchildren. Kenneth will be greatly missed by his family and many close friends. He was predeceased by his siblings Robert, Harry, James & Raymond Patchell, Ruth Hunt, Dorothy Hoffman & Barbara Stowe. A Funeral Service and Celebration of Kenneth’s life will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Hamden Plains Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home with the family on Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405. To send a condolence to his family, please see: www.beecherandbennett.com


Published in The New Haven Register on Apr. 8, 2014
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