Glenn Powell, 98, of Milford, passed away peacefully at home on May 13, 2022, three days prior to his 99th birthday. He was born in Scranton, PA on May 16, 1923 to the late Reese Benjamin Powell and Jenny (Franklyn) Powell. Glenn left Scranton for NYC where he joined the US Navy and served honorably during WWII from 1942-1948. When he returned from war, Glenn worked for the United Nations and then moved upstate to Westchester County, NY where he started his own business, Highland Sheet Metal.
While serving in the Navy, Glenn married the love of his life, Eileen (Murphy) Powell, and they spent 58 wonderful years together, splitting their time between NY and Milford, CT. Upon retirement they moved full time to Milford where Glenn quickly, and affectionately, became known as the “Mayor of Point Beach” as he was always around to help his friends and neighbors with projects or join them on the beach end for a sunset bourbon and chat.
While in Milford, Glenn, an avid fisherman, co-founded the Milford Sport Fisherman Association. One event he looked forward to every year was taking the children from Boys and Girls Village out on the Long Island Sound to teach them how to fish.
Glenn will be remembered lovingly by his children; Patti (Frank) Carr of Southport, NC, Nancy Scherer of Martinez, GA, Peggy (Bob) Larsson of Milford, CT, and Tom (Cathy) Powell of Southbury, CT; grandchildren; Chris, Meghan (Tim Gray), and Brian (Ashley) Carr; Sarah Larsson (Michael Crowley); Amanda Scherer; Glenn (Maureen), Julia, and Emily Powell; great grandchildren; Ethan, Shane, and Cami Carr and James Crowley; and extended family & friends. He was predeceased by his son Glenn Powell.
Family and friends may gather on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 BROAD STREET, MILFORD, CT 06460. A funeral service will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boys & Girls Village or a charity of your choosing.
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