Obituaries: Timothy D. Harkey

Timothy D. Harkey, 69, of Bristol, husband of Sandra (Beals) Harkey died Monday, January 4, 2016 at the Pines of Bristol. He was born October 19, 1946 in New Britain, and was the son of the late Henry R. and Viola (Martin) Harkey. He was a fifty-five year member of Bristol Baptist Church. He graduated from BEHS class of 1964 and graduated from Hartford State Technical College in 1966. He began his career in Electrical Engineering at the Yale Nuclear Structure Lab and then worked at Kalart-Victor MFG, Canberra MFG, and General Data Comm. before taking a position at Torrington Co/Timken MFG. where he was employed for over 25 years before retiring. He was a Boy Scout in his youth in Troop 4 at Bristol Baptist Church and as an adult he was a longtime volunteer at Camp Wightman in North Stonington CT. Tim was an avid NY Yankees and NY Giants fan. He was a lifetime fisherman and loved to fish with his grandchildren. Besides his wife, he leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Christine Harkey of Bristol, three daughters and sons-in-law, Cari and David Tenan of Bristol, Erin and Gary Curran of Bristol, and Johanna and Corey Nagle also of Bristol, seven grandchildren, William, Kenny, Matthew, Timothy, Joshua, Samantha and Ella. He also leaves two sisters and a brother-in-law, Greta Harkey of Winsted and Laura and Joseph Montecalvo of Morro Bay, CA and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Friday, January 8, 2016 at 10am at DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Burial will follow in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol. Calling hours will be held TODAY, Thursday from 5-7pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Wightman, 207 Coal Pit Hill Rd. Griswold, CT 06351. The Harkey Family invites you to send a condolence message in Tim’s guestbook at WWW.DUPONTFUNERALHOME.COM.