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Harry Fenner
Birth: Dec. 1, 1921
Leicester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 2003
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Harry (Buddy) was born in the Cherry Valley section of Leicester, the oldest son of Harry J Fenner and Julia Barton Fenner, who had twelve children. Some say his middle name was George after his Grandpa Barton, but this name does not appear on his baptismal certificate. As a young man he worked at Northridge Furniture Co with his father and his uncle. Harry served during WWII with the 532nd Field Artillery in the South Pacific at Leyte, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. For his overseas experiences, his war time diary, military photos and eulogy, please contact Therese.

He married Claire Lois Young on Feb 20, 1943, before leaving for military service. After his return from the South Pacific, he began a 41 year employment at David Clark Co, as a supervisor in the cloth cutting department. Harry had retired in 1986. He and Claire had six children: Therese, Claire, Jean, Robert, Susan, and Anne.

Shortly after his wife died in 1975, Harry decided to pursue his love for Scripture and the church by becoming a permanent deacon. He was in the first class that was ordained for the Diocese of Worcester on June 24, 1978 by the late Bishop Bernard Flanagan. Harry celebrated his 25th anniversary as a deacon just a few weeks before he died, on Oct 12, 2003 at the Autumn Village Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center near his house on Shattuck St. He was survived by six children, twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Harry James Fenner (1897 - 1966)
  Laura Julia Barton Fenner (1902 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Claire Lois Young Fenner (1921 - 1975)
 
 Children:
  Robert Harry Fenner (1954 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harry Fenner (1921 - 2003)
  Julia Barbara Fenner Chenard (1923 - 2009)*
  Irene G. Fenner Gibeault (1924 - 2001)*
  Lillian June Fenner Mason (1926 - 2014)*
  Raymond Felix Fenner (1929 - 1976)*
  Glen Edward Fenner (1930 - 1996)*
  Robert James Fenner (1932 - 1987)*
  Claire Ruth Fenner Harrington (1933 - 1989)*
  Nancy Virginia Fenner Thienel (1936 - 1995)*
  Charles Francis Fenner (1937 - 1988)*
  Charlotte Fenner Chase (1937 - 2005)*
  Baby Boy Fenner (1938 - 1938)*
  Baby Girl Fenner (1939 - 1939)*
  Richard Fenner (1941 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Harry Fenner 1921 - 2003
Ordained Deacon 1978

Claire Fenner 1921 - 1975
 
Burial:
Notre Dame Cemetery
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Mausaleum Left corridor after the front door, on right side
 
Created by: Therese Fenner Boucher
Record added: Nov 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31103943
Harry Fenner
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- Elijah Johnson
 Added: Mar. 22, 2016
I love you Dad
- Susan Fenner
 Added: Mar. 15, 2009
Love you forever.
- Therese Fenner Boucher
 Added: Nov. 3, 2008
 
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