Thomaston - Harry H. Innes, 92, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, April 15, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. He was the husband of Shirley S. (Sanderson) Innes.
Harry was born the son of Albert John Innes and Martha (Hoffman) Innes on March 16, 1928 in Waterbury. Raised in Thomaston he attended local schools and was a graduate of Thomaston High School class of '47 as their Salutatorian. While a student at Thomaston High School he was a member of the Varsity Basketball team. On Dec.31, 1948 he married Shirley S. Sanderson. He was employed for many years by Innes Bros. Construction Co., first constructing roads and then delivering oil to residents of Thomaston and the surrounding towns. After retiring, he also worked part-time for Mario Chiovitti at CLI Services and the Thomaston Road Crew. He was an avid fan of Thomaston High School Bears and UCONN basketball teams and attended as many games as he could. He was a member of the of the former Union Lodge #96 AF & AM of Thomaston and was currently a member of St. Paul's Lodge # 11 AF & AM in Litchfield and the Sphinx Shriners of Newington, CT.
Harry had a quick, dry wit and loved to laugh while telling stories from "the good old days." He enjoyed socializing in the local coffee shoppes, walking for exercise, and "shooting the breeze" with his cronies on the bench outside of Webster Bank. He was a loving and devoted husband for 71 years, father of 6, grandfather to 16 and great-grandfather to 23.
He is survived by his wife Shirley of Thomaston, son Daniel (Nanette) Innes of Cheshire, daughters Candy (William) Boden of Litchfield, Cheryl (Henry) Boguslawski of Fla, Susan Kane of VA, Janet (David) Bartosiewicz of UT, and Joanne (Chris) Aylott of Thomaston. In addition to his parents, Harry was predeceased by his five brothers, George, Tom, Dave, Bruce and John and two son-in-laws, Richard Kane and Richard Aaron Sanford, Jr.
The family would like to thank the Healthcare workers and staff at Litchfield Companions and Homemaker’s, Apple Rehab, Cook Willow, Litchfield Woods Rehabilitation Centers, as well as Waterbury and Charlotte Hungerford Hospitals for their care of Harry during these last several years as his health declined.
Services will be held on a date and time to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made in Harry’s name to the Thomaston High School Booster Club or Hartford Healthcare Hospice at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.