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January 14, 1931 ~ October 28, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Bernard R. Enright, a lifelong resident of Norwich, passed away at the age of 91 on October 28, 2022. Born on January 14, 1931, he was the only child of the late Bernard M. and Helen C. Enright.
Bernie was raised in the Greenville section of Norwich and was a 1948 Norwich Free Academy graduate. He was a proud 1959 graduate of the University of Connecticut after serving in the United States Air Force following high school.
He was employed in purchasing at the former Electro Motive Corporation in Willimantic and Electric Boat in Groton.
Bernie was active in the Norwich Jaycees and the Norwich Rose Arts Festival, serving as the president of the event in 1967. He was president of the UConn Alumni Association in 1975 and was a member of the UConn Club Board of Directors. He was also a member of the Norwich Free Academy Board of Trustees.
He received the Kapteina Service Award from the Norwich Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
Bernie was married on December 1, 1962, at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich to Mary Ann Malone, who survives him. He is also survived by two sons – Michael and John (Sally) – and four grandchildren – Matthew, Katharine, Isabella and Jaiden.
He was baptized at St. Mary’s Church in Greenville and was a long-time communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Norwichtown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 57 West Town Street, Norwich. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private.
The family would like to thank the staff of New London Rehab and Care of Waterford for the care and support they provided to Bernie this past year.
Memorial gifts may be made to support the Husky Heritage Sports Museum at UConn and mailed to: UConn Foundation, 2390 Alumni Drive, Storrs, Conn., 06269. Checks should be made payable to UConn Foundation with “In Memory of Bernie Enright” in memo line.