Obituary: Henry Matthew Rowett, Jr., 93, of Shelton

Henry Matthew Rowett, Jr. ,age 93 , of Shelton entered into eternal rest on Saturday July 13, 2013 in the Carlton Hospital Fairfield. He is the devoted husband of 66 years to Grace Cobelli Rowett.

Mr. Rowett was born in North Adam, MA July 9, 1920 son of the late Henry M. Rowett, Sr. , and Hilda Hassett Rowett, and has been a Shelton resident for over 46 years.

Mr. Rowett was a veteran of WWII serving his country in the U.S. Navy, he later went on to work for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline where he retired as a supervisor after 35 years of employment.

When he was younger he enjoyed coaching youth sports.

He is the beloved father of Henry M. Rowett, III, and his wife Judith, and Patricia Vern Rowett, and her husband Robert Rossi. He is the brother of Christine Parent, Eleanor McKenzie, Marilyn A. Gleason, and Nancy Fontine. He is the cherished grandfather of Ellen Jean Rowett, and Monica Grace Rowett,and also leaves many nieces and nephe ws.

He is predeceased by his brother William George Rowett, and three sisters Ruth Hansen, Norma Horn, and Patricia Parent.

Friends may greet his family on Tuesday from 11 AM to 12:30 PM in the Riverview Funeral Home 390 River Road Shelton. At 12:30 a funeral service will be held in the parlors with military honors. Burial will be private.

At the request of his family memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgeport Hospital Geriatric Unit 267 Grant Street Bridgeport, CT 06610.

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