Montville - Kenneth H. Watrous, 84, of 18 Lathrop Court, Uncasville, formerly of Groton, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford.|
He was born March 8, 1929, in Groton, the son of Ernest and Beatrice (Gracy) Watrous. Kenneth had worked as a general foreman at Pfizer in Groton for 47 years. Kenneth was a hard working, vivacious and generous man who loved his family. He was both interested and involved with the current events of the Town of Groton and the greater community for 35 years.
He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and many other civic and philanthropic organizations. Later in his life " Chief Silver Falcon", his Indian name, became interested in his Native American roots as an enrolled member of the Mohegan Tribe and Nation and enjoyed their many events and activities. He also loved the ocean, fishing and clamming and enjoyed an appreciation for these natural resources which he has passed on to his family.
He is survived by his wife, Carrie (Young) Watrous; four sons, Peter, Paul and Kenneth Watrous Jr., all of Preston and David Watrous of Cocoa, Fla.; two daughters, Therese Harding of Owings Mills, Md. and Deirdre Mills of Satellite Beach, Fla.; two stepsons, Jonathan Young of Plantation, Fla. and Gregory Young of Uncasville; a sister, Katherine Fish of Rhode Island; 13 Grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, at Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St., New London.
Please visit www.Byles.com to sign the guestbook or to share a memory.
A Mass for his intentions will also be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sunday, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Gales Ferry.
Published in The Day on Nov. 10, 2013