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Robert E. Handfield

July 1, 1934 - July 4, 2020

Burial Date July 4, 2020

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HANDFIELD: Robert E. Handfield, Sr. 86 of Waterford, entered eternal life on July 4, 2020 at his home. He was born July 1, 1934 in Willimantic, CT the son of the late Eugene and Alice (Brooke) Handfield. Moving to New London at an early age, he graduated from St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School, and later from New London High School. He enlisted in the US Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. He was united in marriage, to the former Diane Strutt on June 20, 1959 in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. After nearly 60 years of devotion, Diane died on May 14, 2019. Mr. Handfield, Sr. worked as a, electronic technician, for Naval Underwater Systems Center at the Dodge Pond office in East Lyme, retiring after 30 years. He is survived by his four children. Robert Handfield, Jr. of East Lyme, Cheryl Santostefano of Middletown, Lisa Handfield of Sterlin and Michelle Booth of Quaker Hill. Eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Carol Collins. A private Mass of Christian Burial and interment with military honors will be private. The Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London, has been entrusted with his care.


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