On February 8, 2021, Harry W. “Skitch” Henderson, Jr, loving father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at the age of 71 at the VNA Hospice House.
Harry was born on December 16, 1949 in Bridgeport, CT to Harry W. Henderson, Sr. and Barbara (Hughes) Krug. In 1970 he received his degree from The Culinary Institute of America and for many years he owned and operated his own restaurant named Casa Lucia in New Haven.
He and his longtime spouse Kathleen raised their son Scott beginning in 1978, whom Harry worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for. He taught Scott to cook, drive a standard transmission vehicle, and to take time to enjoy the meaningful things in life like family. His career took him to places worldwide, including Dubai, to help open restaurants and in his later years he traveled throughout the state of Connecticut as a food rep, often showing the newbies a thing or two in the kitchen.
After retirement, Harry was a vital role in his grandchildren’s lives, cooking and caring for them in their formative years. Of all his accomplishments, his 3 grandchildren, Kayley, Scott Jr, and Brady, were his pride and joy. In addition he is survived by his beloved son Scott (Jesse Jo) Henderson of North Haven, his mother, Barbara Krug of Vero Beach FL, his ex-wife, several siblings and in-law family members, and his dear friends Donna and Gerry Reynolds of Sebastian, FL.
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