Alfred Hennis

Alfred Hennis

Friday, April 1st, 1927 Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

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Obituary for Alfred W. Hennis

Alfred Warren Hennis entered eternal rest on Tuesday, July 23rd 2019.
Alfred was the son of the late Alfred M. Hennis and Caroline G. Hennis, was born April 1, 1927 in Clinton, Massachusetts and moved to Hazardville, a section of Enfield, CT at a very young age. He served in the United States Navy in World War II and in the Korean War onboard a ship. He then worked Peddling grain for Amos D. Bridge’s Sons Inc. and later worked for Monsanto for many years until he and his wife Audrey started Somers Ceramics from about 1963 to 1988 when they retired.

Alfred was married for over 69 years to the late Audrey Herr Hennis . He was predeceased by a brother Roger Hennis and leaves behind a loving family, two sisters Jean Ziemnicki and Barbara Mullen, a son Leigh W. Hennis and his wife Vickie of Beaverton, Oregon, a daughter Marcy H. Osborn of Stafford Springs ,CT, two grandchildren Nathaniel Osborn and John Osborn & his fiancee Rebecca Owen of Enfield, CT, a great grandson Jack Osborn of Vermont and was predeceased by a great granddaughter Aria Grace Owen-Osborn. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Alfred did many things in his life including serving in the Hazardville and Somers Volunteer Fire Departments for years. He was on the auxiliary police with Troop C. He loved going to Rockport and Gloucester, Massachusetts for vacations with Audrey and later his grandchildren and getting to know many great people there including a lobsterman who let him go Lobstering with him and always went home with a dozen or so Lobsters.
He loved the Boston Red Sox and loved to go for rides in the car. In the last few years of his life his special driving buddy and grandson Nate Osborn would take him for rides all over the place going to Casinos and finding the best places to eat and have a good story when they arrived home.

When asked a few months ago what was it like going to all these places and seeing all the sights he's seen in his life he replied... "we had a ball. It was a ball"
Burial with Military Honors will be held privately at the request of the family. Somers Funeral Home has care of arrangements. To leave online condolences please visit

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    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 | 12:00am
    West Cemetery--Somers
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    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
    Garith Flannery
  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Private Burial
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    Somers, Connecticut
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    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

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Mike kasper

Al and Audrey were special people to me.Enjoyed visiting with them occasionally at their home in Stafford and talk about the Boston Red Sox and Uconn Womens basketball.
Mike Kasper
Comment | Posted at 01:27am via Condolence

Alice-Marie Worthington

Marcy & Lee, Nathan, John, everyone who loved Al & Audrey.... I'm so sorry for your loss! No matter the age it's still very difficult when a loved one passes. I just found out about Al & also that Audrey passed in January. I left you a voicemail Marcy & I hope you get it. My best to you Lee wherever you are at this moment. It's Not Unusual for two Lifelong Partners to pass so close together within only a few months. Again my thoughts are with you all!
Comment | Posted at 07:38pm via Condolence

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