Craig Jeffrey Hensel, of Southbury, passed on March 31. He was 53 years old. Craig was a lifelong resident of Newtown and moved to Southbury just two years ago.
Craig was born on April 15, 1965, to Ruth Ann Hensel and the late Kenneth Darrell Hensel, Sr.
He was the fourth in a clan of six children, loved tinkering around, fixing things, and even restored an antique truck. Craig had a kind soul and was a funny guy that enjoyed family gatherings and would usually be the loudest voice while singing “Happy Birthday” at his nieces’ and nephews’ parties. Craig was a carpenter and painter and worked in the Newtown area his entire life.
Craig was predeceased by two brothers, Kenneth Hensel, Jr, and Richard Hensel.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa DeLorenz, and his stepson, Joey DeLorenzo, of Southbury; his mother, Ruth Ann Hensel of Newtown; his brother, Steven Hensel of Southbury; his sister, Patty Powers of Newtown; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will be holding a private service. Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, is serving the family.
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