Walter Henry Kensel

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  • Chester Hose Company
    P.O. Box 214
    Chester, CT 06412

Walter Henry Kensel

  • BORN: June 10, 1933
  • DIED: January 23, 2018
  • LOCATION: Chester, Connecticut

Walter Henry Kensel, 84, of Chester, died January 23, 2018 at Middlesex Hospital after a long illness. Walt was born in Deep River, son of the late Franklyn & Jessamine (Dickinson) Kensel. Walter worked for Tilcon as a truck driver for 25 years retiring in 1994, was a member of the American Legion Post #61, Teamsters Local #443, NRA member, retired member of both the Chester Hose Co. and the Deep River Fire Depts. He also was a CB enthusiast, rescued birds and bowled for many years in the Old Saybrook Bowling League. Loving and devoted lifetime companion of Joanne Bombardier. Walt is also survived by his sisters Susie Smith of Lolo, Montana, June and her husband Edward Sopneski of Old Lyme, his brother Robert and his wife Marcel Kensel of Huntsville, Alabama, step children; Linda & Larry Brainard of E. Haddam and Thomas Wood of well as grandchildren Sabrina, Hannah and Jonathan all of E. Haddam. He is also survived by his good friends, Tom and Lisa Lee and their son MIchael, Tim and Kim Lee, and Don and Nancy Lee, all of Deep River and his German Shephard HammerIV. Walter was predeceased by his aunt Mary Dickinson. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Gaylord Hospital, Aaron Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation and Guilford VNA Services for the care of Walter over the years. Visiting hours will be held at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main St. Centerbrook on Monday, February 12th from 5-7pm. Funeral service will follow on Tuesday at the First Congregational Church in Deep River at 11am Contributions in Walt's name may be made to the Chester Hose Co. To leave a memory or condolence please visit

  • February 12, 2018
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home
  • 34 Main Street
  • Centerbrook, CT 06409
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Funeral Service
  • February 13, 2018
    11:00 AM
  • Deep River Congregational Church
  • Church St
  • Deep River, CT 06417
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  • Fountain Hill Cemetery
  • 57 High Street
  • Deep River, CT 06417
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“ Sorry to hear about Walt's. Spent many Monday night bowling in the tideland league with him. ”

Posted by: Ken Kulisch - Clinton, CT

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