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Henry Blue

August 5, 1922 - May 12, 2022

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date: May 23, 2022

A celebration of Henry’s life will be held on Monday May 23, 2022 at 11am at Colonial Funerals, 86 Circular Avenue, Hamden CT. Viewing in Colonial from 10-11am. Interment to follow at State Veteran Cemetery 317 Bow Lane Middletown, CT at 1pm. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com.

Our beloved one, Henry L Blue was born in Hamden on August 5, 1922. He departed this life on Thursday, May 12, 2022. He was the son of the late Alice Minor Blue and late Chester L. Blue. He is predeceased: son Malcolm Henry Blue, wife Joyce, brothers Arthur and Richard Blue, sister Etta Blue Kinsler.

Henry was a long-standing and oldest member of  Emmanuel Baptist Church where his beloved mother, Alice Blue, was a member.
Henry served in World War II and held esteemed positions in Winchester’s Repeating Arms and the US Post Office.   He was well known in the community, especially as a leader of the local VFW and in community politics where he often voiced his opinions in local newspapers.

He leaves to mourn his passing: cousin Sean Cameron who was also his loving caregiver for several years, cousin Darrel Cameron, niece Donna L Kinsler, nephew Bruce T Kinsler, daughter in law Ruby Blue, four grandchildren, Malcolm Blue Jr , Mia Blue Becton , Medria Blue Ellis and Mendi Blue Paca. He also leaves 10 great-grandchildren (Nkenge, Malcolm, Khari, Nile, Zuri, Mekhi, Koda, Isaiah, Aiden, and Ada) whose memory of Poppy will remain imprinted in their hearts.

The family is grateful for the caregivers, friends, and church community who were faithful to Henry and made his days where he was less independent pleasant and comfortable.

A celebration of Henry’s life will be held on Monday May 23, 2022 at 11am at Colonial Funerals, 86 Circular Avenue, Hamden CT. Viewing in Colonial from 10-11am. Interment to follow at State Veteran Cemetery 317 Bow Lane Middletown, CT at 1pm. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com.