Torrington- Austin Roy McKenzie, 34, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021 at home.
Austin was born in Hartford on January 1, 1987, son of Kathleen (Moore) McKenzie of Torrington and the late Myron McKenzie, and had been a Torrington resident most of his life. He was a graduate of Oliver Wolcott Technical School, Class of 2005. Austin was a proud U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. His military awards and decorations include the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Expert Rifleman Badge. Austin enjoyed working on cars and riding his motorcycle. He will be remembered as very outgoing and friendly, making friends wherever he went.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, Kathleen, include a sister, Kara J. Centrella and her husband, Brian of Torrington.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00a.m. at Hillside Cemetery, 76 Walnut St., Torrington. Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, is in care of arrangements.
At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FISH/Friends in Service to Humanity of Northwestern Connecticut, 332 S. Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. https://www.fishnwct.org/donate.html
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