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Henry J. VanTassel

August 31, 1920 ~ December 27, 2017 (age 97)

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Torrington- Henry J. VanTassel, 97, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington. He was the beloved husband of 66 years of the late Edith (Kline) VanTassel.

        Mr. VanTassel was born in Hudson, NY, on August 31, 1920, son of the late Harry and Loretta (West) VanTassel, and had been a Torrington resident for the past 65 years. He was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran and his military awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal. Mr. VanTassel was a Custodian for St. Francis School and was later employed as Operations Manager of the Housekeeping Department for John Dempsey Hospital, retiring with over 20 years of service. He was a member of the Torrington Model Railroad Club, the Sullivan Senior Center, and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. VanTassel was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, enjoyed gardening, and was a train enthusiast.

        Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ellen Kaczynski and her husband, Albert, of Harwinton, Beverly V. Stadler and her husband, Paul, of Hardeeville, SC, and Joan M. Vergaro and her husband, Peter, of Torrington; two grandchildren, Gregory Kaczynski of Harwinton and Karen Czerwinski and her husband Adam of Canton; and two great-grandchildren; Brooke Czerwinski and Tyler Czerwinski. Mr. VanTassel was predeceased by a brother, Edward, and two sisters, Alice and Jeannette.

        Funeral services will be held TUESDAY, January 2, 2018 at 10:00a.m. from Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 78 Litchfield Rd., Harwinton, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00a.m. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Torrington. Friends may call FRIDAY, December 29, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00p.m. at Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Torrington Veteran Service Office
140 Main Street, Torrington CT 06790



 Service Information

Calling Hours
Friday
December 29, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home
258 Prospect Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 2, 2018

10:00 AM
Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home
258 Prospect Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
January 2, 2018

11:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
78 Litchfield Rd.
Harwinton, CT 06791

Burial
Tuesday
January 2, 2018

12:00 PM
St. Peter Cemetery
236 E. Pearl Rd.
Torrington, CT 06790


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