Torrington- Michael F. Kess, Jr., 88, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Keystone Place in Torrington. He was the beloved husband of the late Sandra J. (Meyer) Kess.
Mr. Kess was born in Torrington on September 20, 1931, son of the late Michael F. Kess, Sr., and Anna E. (Jozsa) Kess, and had been a lifelong city resident. He was a U.S. Navy Korean Conflict Veteran, serving his country from 1951 to 1955. His military awards and decorations include the Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Mr. Kess was a lifelong communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church of St. John Paul the Great Parish. He was a graduate of the former St. Francis of Assisi School and Torrington High School. Mike was a member of the Torrington Lodge of Elks, the Knights of Columbus, and the Sullivan Senior Center, Torrington. He was an avid UConn women’s basketball fan and had a great love for all animals, especially dogs.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Debra Brandt, the nursing staff at Foothills VNA, and Michael’s caregivers, especially Sue and Francene.
Survivors include a sister, Ann Sczucka of Torrington and two nieces.
Graveside services will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00a.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 a charity of the donor’s choice.
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