Henry James Thomas Steele, 88, beloved husband of Virginia Steele, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Golden Hill Healthcare Center.

Resident of Milford, he was born in Old Saybrook August 17, 1925, the son of the late Morris Eli and Clara (Feurman) Steele.

He was employed as a truck driver for Beard Sand and Gravel for many years until his retirement.

In addition to his wife Virginia, he is survived by his sons Robert and Gary both of Florida and Christopher and his wife Jennifer of Ansonia, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son Jimmy on August 17, 2012.

The family received friends at Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church on Tuesday January 21, from 9;00am to 10:00 am. Burial followed with Military Honors in Union Cemetery in Stratford. The Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St. Milford is in charge of arrangements.

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