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World War II Soldier flag   Howard Edward  BLESSING

  (b. 3 September 1919Meriden, Connecticut, USA   d. 8 April 2009 Meriden, Connecticut, USA )  
Summary: Howard Edward BLESSING was born 3 September 1919 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA. Howard Edward BLESSING was the child of William Henry BLESSING and Agnes J SCHROEDER and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Heinrich Wilhelm "Henry" BLESSING and Sarah LAAGER (maternal)  Karl F. SCHROEDER and Augusta SIEFERT

He married  Frances Ann KONCKI 10 November 1945 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Frances Ann KONCKI  was born 2 February 1923 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA .  She died 3 April 2000 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA .  She was the daughter of Stanley Edward KONCKI and Katherine Dombroski KONCKI.

Howard Edward BLESSING died 8 April 2009 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA.

Occupation: Draftsman, New Departure, Meriden CT


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Howard Edward BLESSING married flag  Frances Ann KONCKI-- Date: 10 November 1945 Place: Meriden, Connecticut, USA
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1920 New Haven County, Connecticut
Name Howard E Blessing
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Death
8 April 2009
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Record-Journal (Meriden, CT) - April 11, 2009
Deceased Name: Howard E. Blessing

MERIDEN - Howard E. Blessing, 89, husband of the late Frances (Koncki) Blessing passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at the Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford.

He was born Sept. 3, 1919 in Meriden, a son of the late William and Agnes (Schroeder) Blessing, he had worked in the tool and die department of New Departure for 38 years, before retiring. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He loved gardening at home and at his special summer home in Maine.

Howard is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and William Hall, of Meriden, Deborah and John Troio, of Shrewsbury, Mass., and Monica Blessing, of Lancaster, N.H.; two sons and their wives, Dr. Howard and Karen Blessing, of Walla Walla, Wash. and Gregory and Kathleen Blessing, of Willington; and 12 adored grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jeremy and Jonathan Hall, Marco and Jenna Troio, Ian and Blake Boyko, Timothy and Kim Blessing, Kristopher Blessing and Dana, Kelly and Patrick Blessing. He was predeceased by one brother and one sister.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Howard's home companions, Moira Perkins and Janice Poirier and to his friend, Eleanor Maniscalco, who were so caring and compassionate.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 13, at 11:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden. The Rev. James Stoltenberg will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Monday from Continued in next column 10 to 11:30 a.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations in Howard's memory may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Christmas in Action Fund, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden, 06451. The Beecher and Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in charge of the arrangements. To send a condolence please see obituary at www.beecherandbennett. com.

Howard is buried at: Gethsemane Cemetery
76 Bee Street

Meriden, Connecticut, USA


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