Monson-Harold D. King, 76 passed away Monday, August 23, 2021 in Hartford, CT, surrounded by love of family. Harold was born in Stafford Springs, CT June 1, 1945 to the late Burton and Selma King. He was a resident of Monson for most of his life. He was married to his beloved wife, Beverly M. (Claing) King for 49 years before her passing in 2014. Harold owned and operated King Tool Company for over 30 years. He was a precision machinist and toolmaker, manufacturing specialty parts and tools. Harold enjoyed camping, hiking and walking and would often walk several miles a day. He was always up for a card game (or any game for that matter) and corn hole competitions. He enjoyed traveling, going on several cruises and always booking a jet ski adventure. In the most recent years he enjoyed spending the winter months in Myrtle Beach, SC and Florida.
Harold was predeceased by his wife Beverly King. He leaves his loving daughters and their husbands; Amy L. Kelley and Scott of Palmer, Kelly A. Farris and Ed of Canton, GA, Missy C. Croteau and Scott of Pomfret Center, CT, Tammy M. Browne and Scott of Palmer, MA; his grandchildren, Kristine Hougaard and Chris, Michael Kelley and Isabel, Alicia Mancini and Ethan, Beverly Farris, Amanda Croteau, David Croteau, Anthony Puleio, Brianna Browne, Jonathan Puleio, Courtney Allen, Tanner Browne; two great grandchildren, Parker Hougaard and Killian Kelley; his sister in-law, Carol Wehr of Monson and his loving friend Mary Cowan, along with many extended family members and friends
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 5-8pm in Lombard Funeral Home 3 Bridge St. in Monson. Funeral services will be Friday, September 3, 2021 with family and friends gathering at the funeral home beginning at 9am to form a funeral procession to St. Patrick's Church for Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10am. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hampden.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution in Harold's name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
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