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Irene Sorensen Wenker

Irene Sorensen Wenker
  • March 3, 1927 - September 30, 2016
  • Farmington, Connecticut

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“TO AUNT IRENE, FOR ALL THE BIRTHDAYS WE ALL GAVE PRESENTS AND ATE CAKE, FOR ALL THE THANKSGIVINGS WE HAD TURKEY WITH STUFFING AND HOMEMADE APPLE PIE...Read More ยป
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Irene (Letts) Sorensen Wenker, 89, of Farmington, CT, formerly of Townshend, VT, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Millard and Hazel (Harris) Letts and was also predeceased by her first husband, John C. Sorensen, and her second husband, Harold E. (Bud) Wenker. Her sister, Marion Bulgren, and brothers, Millard and William have passed as well. As her family and friends reflect on her life, the memories of family gatherings, parties and lunches with friends, and Christmases in Vermont will be fondly remembered. In her early years, Irene was quite adept at knitting sweaters and socks as well as sewing clothing for her children. She loved to put together 1000-piece puzzles, was an avid reader, and was known as a strong competitor in the game of Rummikub. She had been employed as a bank officer for First New Haven National Bank of CT. Irene will most surely be missed by her family and friends. To carry on her legacy, her family traditions, Irene is survived by her five children: Deborah (Sorensen) Valentine and her husband, David, of Vineland, NJ; Keith Sorensen and fiancé Susan Pawluk of Farmington, CT; Dorothy (Wenker) Gagnon and her husband, Don, of Stratford, CT; Sharon (Wenker) Richters and her husband, Edward, of Windsor, CT; and James F. Wenker and wife, Annette, of Windsor, CT; 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, extended family, and special Vermont friends. Family and friends are invited to gather for a service at the Newfane Congregational Church, 11 Church Street, Newfane, on Friday, October 7th at 12:30 PM and a reception following from 2pm-4pm at the Brattleboro Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Cottage Hospital, PO Box 1, Townshend, VT 05353. The Carmon Funeral Home of Avon, CT is caring for the arrangements.