82 Fairview Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone: 203-729-4334
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Kenneth Grohs

Kenneth E. Grohs

Saturday, November 25th, 1944 - Friday, August 14th, 2020
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Kenneth E. Grohs
1944 - 2020

Beacon Falls, CT Kenneth E. Grohs, 75, died peacefully on August 14, 2020 at Griffin Hospital in Derby.

Ken was born on November 25, 1944 in Waterbury, CT a son of the late George W. and Ruth (Conley) Grohs, he formerly lived in Naugatuck and graduated from Naugatuck High School. Ken worked at C.L. & P. and Yankee Gas and also for many years as a plumber and he retired from the State of Connecticut as a Judicial Marshal. Ken was a proud United States Navy Veteran and a member and Past Commander of American Legion Post 17 in Naugatuck.

Ken is survived by his wife, Marion (Sileo) Grohs of Beacon Falls; his sons, Kenneth Grohs, Jr. (Carrie) of Naugatuck and James Grohs (Patricia) of Middlebury; his daughter, Kimberly Ann Gilbert (Dr. Richard) of Middlebury; his beloved grandchildren, Corey Grohs, Kaitlyn Grohs, Carly Grohs, Joshua Gilbert, Samantha Gilbert and Matthew Grohs; his brothers, George Grohs (Susan) of Ft. Myers, FL and John Grohs (Roberta) of Skowhegan, ME; his stepson, Joseph Kewalis; his best friend, Vera Grohs and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by his brother, Louis Grohs and his step daughter, Laurie Kewalis Bergin.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 5-7pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will assemble Tuesday at 6:45pm at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be Thursday at 11:00am at New Pine Grove Cemetery, 850 Meriden Road, Waterbury. Everyone attending is required to wear a facial covering and to adhere to social distancing guidelines. In lieu of flowers and to honor Kenny’s memory, donations are requested to American Legion Post 17, 21 Cedar Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770 or to Beacon Hose Company #1, Main Street, Beacon Falls, CT 06404.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 11:00am
    New Pine Grove Cemetery
    850 Meriden Road
    Waterbury, CT 06705
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  • Interment

    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 11:00am
    New Pine Grove Cemetery
    850 Meriden Road
    Waterbury, Connecticut 06705
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Susan Gallino

Posted at 03:15pm
So very sad to hear of your dad’s passing! Please accept our sincere condolences! Pete and I are very sorry for your loss. The Gallino’s

Maria Gobbee

Posted at 08:44pm
To Kim, Richard, Joshua,Samantha and Vera my deepest sympathies. I knew your father for many years, always a gentleman.
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Lauran Elliott

Posted at 07:29pm
Lauran Elliott
North Las Vegas, NV

Ken and Jim,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time.

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Posted at 10:03am
Your loving brothers, George & John
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Posted at 06:35pm
so sorry marine had memories from high school

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