Henry Lawrence (Larry) Wilkalis

Henry Lawrence (Larry) Wilkalis, born November 30, 1920 ~ a loving son, loving brother, loving uncle, loving Grandfather, loving friend, and especially loving and devoted husband to Sophie Martha (Kroll) Amorosa-Wilkalis ~ died October 16 at Bridgeport Hospital Burn Center. 

Larry lived his entire life in Danbury, Connecticut. In his youth, he worked at various local Danbury Hat Shops, and prior to his retirement Larry worked many years at BD Bard-Parker. Larry served proudly in the U.S. Army in France during WWII, giving to country, and remained closely associated with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.  After the death of his wife Sophie in 2005, Larry selflessly volunteered his time seven days a week at his 2nd “home(s),” Filosa/Hancock Hall until his death.  Larry cared for others his entire life and most recently at Filosa/Hancock Hall he formed close and even loving friendships with both patients and staff.

Larry is survived by his stepchildren; nieces and nephews; and his beloved great grand children who gave him the greatest joy.  Larry will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 20th at 11:30 A.M. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury.

Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Wednesday from 9:15 A.M. to 10:45 AM

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church of Jesus, 46 Stone Street, Danbury, CT 06810,  the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, 267 Grant Street,  Bridgeport, CT 06610 (designated for Burn Center patients), or Filosa/Hancock Hall, 31 Staples Street, Danbury, CT 06810.

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