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Harry Chester

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Harry Chester Obituary

Harry "Bud" Chester, 84, of Granby, beloved husband for 38 years of the late Grace (Lennon) Chester, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 1, 2018. Son of the late C. Harry and Jenny Chester, he was born and raised in Hartford, and graduated from Bulkeley High School. After high school, Bud enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Intrepid during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he worked as an electrician for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, and later for the CIGNA insurance company in Bloomfield until his retirement. A devout Catholic, Bud, with his wife Grace, were communicants at Saint Therese Church in Granby and formerly at St. Joseph Church in Poquonock, where he served as a minister of the Eucharist. For many years, he and Grace volunteered at My Father's House, a spiritual renewal and retreat center in Moodus, and attended numerous prayer meetings in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. His faith in Jesus was profoundly important to him. He leaves his caring sister Joan Navickas of Granby; a devoted nephew Edward R. Navickas and his wife Marianne of Glastonbury; two loving nieces, Jean-Marie Brietzke and her husband Scott E. Brietzke, MD of Hollywood, FL, and NancyAnn M. Girardin and her husband Mark Girardin of Harwich Port, MA; two sisters-in-laws, Patricia Gail Barnes of Southington and Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk and her husband Joe Korinczyk of New Britain; 12 great nieces and nephews; some dear cousins; and many other loving nieces and nephews-in-law. Besides his wife and his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Robert Chester. His family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 9, 3-5 p.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. Family and friends may gather on Wednesday, January 10, 10 a.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., at St. Therese Church in Granby. Entombment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum in New Britain. Bud's family has requested that memorial donations be made to My Father's House, 39 North Moodus Rd., Moodus, CT 06469. For online condolences please visit, www.carmonfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 7, 2018
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