In Memory of Chief Kenneth J. Jeffery (1952-2003)


Name: Tim Jeffery
Email: tjeffery@wlfd.com
Location: Windsor Locks Fire Department
Date: January 13, 2004
Time: 23:03

Comments

Dad, you are my best friend and I know that just because your not here anymore you're still with me and the rest of the brothers. Every time we make that stretch down a hall way and it starts gettin' bad I know you will be there to show us to a window or when we're searching a room we will stay in one spot a little longer to find someone. You were definitely the firefighters chief and NO ONE will you ever be able to replace you.........RIP dad, my brother and mentor. 5555
Dad your 5-2 now "see ya at the big one"


Name: Stephen M. Romanelli
Email: tillers1@msn.com
Location: Submarine Base Fire Department
Date: January 13, 2004
Time: 18:29

Comments

Brothers of the Sub Base Fire Dept. and Windsor Locks Fire Dept. We both have suffered a great loss and there are no words to take away the pain. I worked with Chief Jeffery from the time I started at Sub Base in 1988 when he was a Captain and an aggressive one then I was able to see him rise to the rank of Chief and became our aggressive Chief. When the tones hit and we "went to work" Chief Jeffery would always be with the troops and not in his vehicle whether snow or heat he was there beside you leading. I will miss Kenny very much and was looking forward to working with him 'til his retirement, I was so glad I made the trip on Christmas day to L&M hospital to see him off in Life Star cause he would have done the same for me. Tim you should be very proud of your father he was a firefighters Chief, be strong for your mom and be the firefighter that has always been in you.
R.I.P. Chief Jeffery,SBFD C-10
W.L.F.D. Car 10


Name: Raymond Marconi
Email: rmarconi@wlfd.com
Location: Windsor Locks Fire Department
Date: January 12, 2004
Time: 16:06

Comments

So many tears, every thing I do in the fire service I owe to Kenny. If it were not for Kenny I wouldn't be a fireman or an EMT. Kenny was an awesome person and a hell of a friend. I cant thank him enough for taking me to the Yankee games. Everything about Kenny's personality screamed firefighter and a fireman is the only thing I want to be. So I guess you could say I want to be like Kenny. The guidance he gave me, and the reassurance lead me through each day of my life. To Tim and Cathy, you have all my sympathy. You are both strong. I'm a very lucky person to be close to the Jeffery's.

*God Bless Kenny*


Name:
Email: Ebutterjam@aol.com
Location:
Date: January 11, 2004
Time: 18:30

Comments

Windsor Locks has lost an angel, but, in return, Heaven has gained one...
My deepest sympathy to the family of Chief Kenneth Jeffery.


Name: George Kennett, Fire Chief
Email: george.kennett@navy.mil
Location: Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland
Date: January 09, 2004
Time: 11:52

Comments

As Chairman of the Federal-Military Section of the International Assoc. of Fire Chiefs, I express our hearfelt sympathy to the Chief Jeffery's family and fellow firefighters at WLFD and SUBASE GROTON on your loss which we share also. Kenneth was an active member of the IAFC and the Federal-Military Section. May he rest in eternal peace, and may his family, friends and all who knew him and worked with him receive peace and comfort in the Lord. With deepest sympathy - George Kennett, Fire Chief, Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland.


Name: Jeffrey Post
Email: PostJ@subasenlon.navy.mil
Location: S.B.F.D.
Date: January 08, 2004
Time: 10:58

Comments

Hey Chief, did you hear the one about the proby who got his buddy from wall st. to work for him? Well, it's a good one. There hasn't been a minute that goes by that you're not in my thoughts and heart, I loved working for you, you've taught me much about this job and I hope I can make an impact on the fire community the way you did. guys in WLFD were great in hospitality and showed everyone a good time. I'm not sayin' goodbye, rather, see ya' later pal.

Jeffrey Post, S.B.F.D. "B" shift


Name: Cheri D'Alessio
Email: CheriFekete@aol.com
Location:Windsor Locks
Date: January 07, 2004
Time: 22:17

Comments

Kenny all of us at D'alessio's Deli will miss you .... I will always remember you coming up to the counter and saying "what's good today". I especially will miss the times when I could sit and chat with you and Tim. Thanks for the memories and friendship through the years. You will be sadly missed.

Cheri D'Alessio
D'alessio's Deli
Windsor Locks


Name: Jeffrey Standish
Email: jstandish121@msn.com
Location:
Date: January 07, 2004
Time: 20:55

Comments

Kenny you have left us with memories that can never be replaced, and either can you. You have left an imprint with me that I will remember forever. Thank you for all the words of wisdom and for the encouragement you gave me, I always looked up to you!!! I'll never forget the day of bone's stag party or the times I would visit you at SBFD. My deepest regrets, my heart and prayers go out to the Jeffery family. You will be greatly missed and NEVER FORGOTTEN.....

Jeffrey W. Standish
FF MTFD / Salem FD


Name: John Rabbett
Email: jrpar4@msn.com
Location: Windsor Locks
Date: January 07, 2004
Time: 13:06

Comments

I have known Kenny for over 33 years , we went to school together. He always talked about being the Chief of the Windsor Locks Fire Department. Many of us have dreams, Kenny lived his dreams and helped so many people while living them and will be missed by many. He should have been called Mr. Windsor Locks because there will never be anyone who has done so much for the residents of this town. My condolences to the Jeffery family, we will be there if you need us just like Kenny was there for us when we needed him. An extended condolence to the Sub base and WLFD. Kenny we will NEVER forget you but WILL MISS YOU. God bless you.

P.S. You and Moose and Casey are together again to tell your stories.


Name: Marcus Rice
Email: Fire744@aol.com
Location: East Hartford Fire Department
Date: January 07, 2004
Time: 12:50

Comments

I would just like to say that at my first ever fire class at the Fire Academy, Summer Camp 1997. I was a junior member of the Wilson fire Company in Windsor. I met Chief Jeffery as he was teaching a class of correctional inmates how to fight fires. He was a very nice guy. I was one of the bigger kids in the bunch and on a lunch break he introduced me to a 6 ft 400 lb inmate named Bubba which was scary for a 17 year old kid. Especially when I found out Bubba had already been in for 20 years. From then whenever Chief Jeffery saw me he'd call me Bubba and it always drew a laugh. I met him again a few times over the years and at fire dept. carnivals, etc. He was one of the first career firefighters that I ever met and I will always remember him. I am now a firefighter with the East Hartford Fire Dept. and have been for a little over 5 years. I thank God for having met him and his comedic way that was to me a kind of welcome to a wonderful public service.

Marcus Rice
Firefighter/EMT-B
East Hartford Fire Dept


Name: Asst Chief Bob Bohlmann
Email: rcbohlmann@co.york.me.us
Location: Wells Fire Department, Maine
Date: January 07, 2004
Time: 10:16

Comments

It is with great sadness that I write these comments. I learned of Kenny's passing only yesterday. Many of the Windsor Locks Fire Department members will not remember me from the past, I was a dispatcher for Windsor Locks Communication back in the 60's. I worked at Bradley Field Fire and later in years was on the Hayden Station Company in Windsor. Kenny was a leader, friend and great asset to the fire service in general. The Town of Windsor Locks and the fire service in general has lost a lot, we will all feel the void left by his passing.


Name: Tom Kinell
Email: medic66@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Date: January 06, 2004
Time: 20:29

Comments

With heart felt sorry. I will miss him.


Name: Tom Fahey
Email: tom@faheyland.com
Location: Windsor Locks
Date: January 06, 2004
Time: 19:09

Comments

The Chief was unassuming, unpretentious, yet unrivaled in his zest for what he loved to do! We Windsor locks residents are fortunate that Kenny and people who aspire to be like him, make this such a great Town to live in. Kenny's passing touched so many because we all recognized that he possessed the perfect balance of hard work, humor, and charity. He truly was a gift to this community, and we can honor him by following his lead. It appears that his son, Tim, is well on his way. Tom Fahey


Name: James Remotti
Email: jremotti@wlfd.com
Location: Windsor Locks Fire Department
Date: January 06, 2004
Time: 17:24

Comments

To the "Firefighter Chief", fellow brother, and friend:

You have answered your last call and now you lie in eternal rest with your fellow family, friends, brothers, and sisters. Saint Peter once again opened the golden gates allowing you entry into a place unimaginable to most. Along with the reality that your physical presence has diminished forever, comes the warmth in knowing your spirit will live on in our hearts forever. Your soft whisper and warm touch will be heard and felt by all who knew you for now and for ever.

REST IN PEACE BROTHER!


Name: Mike Tirone
Email: frshfnds@yahoo.com
Location:
Date: January 06, 2004
Time: 13:47

Comments

As a former member of the Subase FD, I came to know Kenny in 1978. He had come to the Base after leaving Westover AFB. He was a piece of work even then. Even though he wasn't Irish, he had the Blarney about him. It was him that got the members of the Subase FD. to take an annual trip to Holyoke, Ma. for the annual St. Patty's day Parade. Needless to say it was the highlight of the year. When I left the Base for another fire dept in 1986, we stayed in contact. He was always asking how you are, be careful.... etc. I had a chance to see him just a few weeks before he died. I commented that Cathy would have to be put up for sainthood, after putting up with him for so long. We both laughed, wished each other Happy Holidays, and left, I said I would see him again. I am so sad at his passing. He should be walking around with his hands in his pockets like he always did, telling his outrageous jokes , and giving all the Red Sox fans the business.

Kenny, my friend, farewell, God Bless You Cathy and Timmy.

Mike Tirone
Subase Fire Dept 1978-1986


Name: Debbie Richardson
Email: debbie.richardson@po.state.ct.us
Location: CT Fire Academy
Date: January 06, 2004
Time: 11:44

Comments

Kenny will be missed by all our staff members here at the Academy! We will miss his smile when he comes to visit and is always upbeat about everything! He was looking forward to retirement! If you saw Kenny you saw his son! I am sure he’s looking down on us with that big smile! Our prayer and thoughts are with Kenny’s wife and son!

Commission on Fire Prevention & Control
CT Fire Academy
34 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096-1069


Name: Bob Valluzzi
Email: wlbob007@msn.com
Location: Boston, MA (Formally WLFD)
Date: January 06, 2004
Time: 08:59

Comments

Serving under Kenny when I was a firefighter was a great honor, because he never made it feel as if I was serving under him, it felt like I served right along side him. Truly the "firefighter's chief", he put the bugles to the side often to play the part of leader, mentor, friend, and brother. He left footsteps in the hearts of anyone he met that will not soon fade away. Still, the only comfort I can take in this tragedy is seeing Cathy being the strong, proud woman she is; and Timmy, a spitting image of his old man in every way. Tim, I can only hope to be there for you 1/1000th as much as your father had been there for everyone. God Bless both of you, and know that Chief is going to be looking over each and every one of us. Someday when I answer the great 9 alarm in the sky, I will have no fear.... Heaven has the best Chief in command........ See you at the big one, brother.


Name: The Walsh Family
Email: wvfd1@comcast.net
Location:
Date: January 06, 2004
Time: 08:14

Comments

Kenny's stories and jokes put a smile on everyone's face. Every family get-together consisted of Kenny and the Walsh's talking about the "big one." Every parade we saw Kenny in the back of the WLFD line playing the drum. (He was always able to sneak a wave or a wink between drum beats.) We're sure that Kenny is up there with Bill Walsh (Sr. and Jr.) talking about the "big one" and keeping an eye on us at our next big one...

Theresa Walsh
Richard Walsh
Dennis Walsh
Mark Walsh
Maryann Walsh-Lacouture
Kevin Walsh


Name: Michael English and Family
Email: annedee66@earthlink.net
Location: Windsor Locks
Date: January 06, 2004
Time: 00:50

Comments

As I stood in the cold rain Saturday and watched Kenny pass by on Engine #2 and Timothy and Cathy walk behind, I couldn't believe this was really happening, then I started to reflect back on when I first met the Jeffery family. 15 years ago I was at a friends house, neighbor of the Jeffery family. There was Timothy running around with a hose on a hot summer day putting out fires and people with his hose, "my fathers a fireman, did you know that???" "I'm going to be a fireman too and help put out houses on fire"..... "Really!!! Yup". Funny how it takes something like this to jar a memory of a kid running around on a hot summer day - to a young man, laying his father to rest in peace on a cold rainy day. Ken and I never spoke real often but when we did he would tell me " we could use more volunteers at the fire house you know" always making that pitch to give to your community and protect it. You could see in his eyes the passion he had for this job. I believe it takes special people in this world to give their lives to serve and protect and to me that's what Ken Jeffery was, not just a friend and neighbor, he was a protector of us all. We are safer in our community because of him and the other firemen in this town. He raised a fine family and was and will always be a great asset to our town. You will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace Kenny.

Michael English and Family


Name: Jason and Terry DelVillano
Email: jdelvillano1@stny.rr.com
Location:
Date: January 05, 2004
Time: 19:24

Comments

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families and friends of this great fire fighter of many years of experience, dedication and devotion to everyone he has served.

Sincerely Jason and Terry DelVillano
Mother and Stepfather of Sean DeAlfi


Name: Molly Matuszak
Email: hmatuszak@comcast.net
Location: Berlin, CT
Date: January 05, 2004
Time: 15:32

Comments

Dear Uncle Kenny,

I know that you are in a good place now, but we all really miss you. It's hard knowing that I wont be able to visit you at the fire station any more. I'm going to miss your sense of humor, and all of your jokes that you told whenever we got together. You were the one that made the boring family partied interesting. Now I guess they'll just be boring. Your were one of the greatest fire fighters I knew. You would have been proud of the wake and funeral. It was the best retirement party you could ever have got. Everyone there left with a smile on there face because they were remembering the good times they had with you. You will always be remembered and I will never forget you.

Love your Favorite Niece,

and not because I'm your only one,

Molly


Name: Bill Jones and Family
Email: william.j.jones@navy.mil
Location: Lakehurst NJ Fire Department
Date: January 05, 2004
Time: 10:40

Comments

Another brother has gone to ride on the Big Truck. Condolences to the Family, the Windsor Locks FD, the Sub Base FD and all the brothers who worked with the Chief. From reading the Memorial Book, it is easy to see he was a firefighters firefighter. Using his favorite saying, we must never forget our brothers who have gone before us. Our thoughts are with everyone he touched.

Bill Jones and Family
Capt./Navy Lakehurst NJ Fire Dept


Name: Carol Langdon Kohankie
Email: ckohankie@msn.com
Location: Flower Mound, TX
Date: January 05, 2004
Time: 01:07

Comments

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved chief and friend. I think I had the privilege of meeting him while shopping at the Sub Base Commissary at the base. (I lived in Mystic from Jan 2001-Jan 2003.) I always talked the "the guys" since my son is a firefighter paramedic for the City of Carrollton, TX.

Take care...all of you


Name: Marty Maynard
Email: Marty36@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Date: January 05, 2004
Time: 00:38

Comments

My family sends it's condolences to the Jeffery Family, the WLFD, SBFD and the state fire fighting family, we will all miss Kenny, his time with us was too short.


Name: Tom and Ginny Walsh
Email: twgw60@msn.com
Location: Nashua, NH
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 22:57

Comments

I would like to offer our compliments to the WLFD for the the beautiful way they handled the funeral for Chief Ken Jeffery. Being Ken's first cousin my wife and I journeyed down to Windsor Locks from Nashua, NH to attend his funeral. We were very impressed with how everything was handled in such a professional and beautiful manner. Everything seemed to be done with such precision including the Mass, the funeral procession, the gravesite service and the social after at the firehouse. I just know Ken was up there saying "Way to go boys you did me proud" Congratulations to all the members of the Windsor Locks Fire Department for a job well done.
Tom & Ginny Walsh
Nashua NH


Name: Michael Debella
Email: MikeWL86@aol.com
Location: Windsor Locks Fire Department
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 22:19

Comments

To Kenny: For all the laughs, memories and great times over so many years. I have known Kenny all my life (almost 18 years) and he was like a second father to me. We always went on vacation with his family and mine, and did everything together.. I cant believe he is gone. Kenny would always do everything for me no matter what, if it was paying for lunch or asking him for a favor he would always do it. And I just want to say to Kenny... Thank you for everything and I am gonna miss you, I Love ya buddy R.I.P.


Name: Cliff Colson
Email: Cliffwl82@aol.com
Location: Windsor Locks Fire Department
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 20:43

Comments

Chief you were a man that I could go to if I needed advice in the past 8 years that I knew you. Every time that I saw you, you would say "Hey pal, how's it going" and then ask how the job is going and always bust my chops about Suffield Fire. You gave me the guidance to make it through Firefighter 1-2. Every time that horn blows you will be looking down to make sure that we get the job down right and get home safely. I will miss you Chief but you will never be forgotten. God bless you Timmy and Mrs. Jeffery.


Name: Al Roberts
Email: aroberts@wlfd.com
Location: Windsor Locks Fire Department
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 19:56

Comments

I have only known Kenny since I joined the Windsor Locks Fire Department just over four years ago. In those four years the “Chief” always made me feel proud to be a firefighter in the town of Windsor Locks. Kenny was the Windsor Locks Fire Department and I know that physically he may be gone, but his spirit and love for the WLFD will live on in all the members of the department. The “Chief” loved his fellow brothers and sisters and you can guarantee that every time the horn blows in Windsor Locks, Car 10 will be the first one on the air watching over us and making sure we all return home safe.

I am so happy and proud that I had the opportunity to serve under him and I will carry that with me each and every day.

And as Kenny would say, “Hey pal, I love ya.”


Name: LT David A Collins
Email: ltsatch@yahoo.com
Location: West shore Fire District West Haven, CT
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 18:46

Comments

To all Fire Department members and Family of Chief Jeffery, I offer my most sincere condolences on his passing. I met Ken last year at the CT Fire Academy, he was a fill-in instructor for one day of my Fire Officer course. The impression he made on me that day will last for my lifetime and his humor and candor cut through the often times boring subject matter. May God rest his soul. Respectfully Submitted, LT David A Collins West Shore Fire District, West Haven, CT IAFF Local 1198


Name: Joey LaPierre
Email: jlapierre@wlfd.com
Location: Windsor Locks Fire Department
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 18:14

Comments

Kenny, As I walked along the side of the rig carrying you to your final resting place it gave me time to reflect back on all of the great times we had, I wish we could have gone around the block a few more times. It was an honor to be a firefighter with you as the chief. Your gone now but you will always be alive in the history of this department as one of the best. Watch over us and keep us safe.

As you would always say to me every time you left " Hey pal I'll see ya at the big one".


Name: Jack Cannone
Email: jncannone@cox.net
Location: Suffield, CT
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 17:44

Comments

As a former member of the WLFD & SBFD I had the pleasure of knowing Kenny for over thirty years. He was a true friend, confidant and leader. I know he would have been proud of the send off the WLFD & SBFD gave him yesterday. A detail was not missed, friends & family gathered, old stories were told, there was plenty of food & drink, and Kenny was reason why. Kenny I will miss you.

 


Name: Chris Bunkley
Email: bunk75@sbcglobal.net
Location: Firefighter, New London, CT
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 17:22

Comments

" Remember as you wipe your tears, the joy I knew throughout the years, as I did the job I loved to do, I pray this thought will see you through."
 
I didn't write these words but they seem to be so fitting. I never had the pleasure of working for Chief Jeffery, but I knew him through different fire service events. My deepest condolences to the SBFD, WLFD and the Jeffery family.

 


Name: Keith Harrison
Email:
Location: Ledyard Fire Department
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 13:34

Comments Our sincerest sympathy to the Windsor Locks Fire Department and to the Jeffery family for your sudden and tragic loss. Kenny was a dedicated fire fighter and a treasured friend. It was a privilege to work with him at Subase FD many years ago and on mutual aid calls since. His sense of humor and smile were infectious. We will never forget this very special man who gave his all and touched the lives of so many. God Bless You, Kenny. May you rest in peace. Keith, Debbi and Tim Harrison (Ledyard Fire Department)


Name: Debbie Lau
Email: laud25@hotmail.com
Location: Groton, CT
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 13:07

Comments I was shocked to read about Kenny's passing. As a former employee of the SUBASE's Personnel Office I worked on numerous personnel actions with Kenny. He was a great, caring, funny person and I know he will definitely be missed.


Name: Michael Schneider a.k.a SPANKY
Email: msmaxim52@cox.net
Location: S.B.F.D. F.F / P.F.D F.F.
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 12:58

Comments There's not more i could say that wasn't already said. Chief you have the power now, talk it over with the Babe and make sure those dam Red Sox never win the series... I would like to take this time to thank the WLFD,SBFD and the Jeffery family for what a wonderful job they did with Kenny's last party, We will never forget you Chief. Just remember the OTT HOUSE.


Name:
Email:
Location:
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 12:05

Comments My sympathies to your FD and the family upon the passing of your Chief. Richard L. Schepacarter citywide842@prodigy.net ALL GAVE SOME - SOME GAVE ALL Stations 45 & 51 Gloucester City, New Jersey July 4, 2002 Box #163293


Name: Aron Buch
Email: LAD23DER@aol.com
Location: FDNY 23 Truck
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 10:42

Comments My thoughts and prayers go out to all the members of WLFD and the Sub Base FD on the loss of a GREAT man, teacher, father, and brother!


Name: Ray W. Caul
Email: SFD343@aol.com
Location: Denton, TX
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 10:36

Comments My sincere condolences go out to the Jeffery family and to the Windsor Locks Fire Department. Kenny will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.


Name: Andy Kulas
Email: akulas@wlfd.com
Location: Windsor Locks
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 10:32

Comments To the man who I was so proud to call my Chief. We had so many nick names for him (Chief, Red Nose, Kenny, Ken, and Boss) and others which I cannot mention to keep rated PG. But the most important name for me, was calling Kenny my friend. He was the one that always was willing to go the extra mile for you and want nothing in return other than a smile. My Friend, may you rest in piece you will be missed by all................


Name: Chief James Meadows Jr
Email: FireChief8217@Yahoo.com
Location: Granville, MA
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 10:22

Comments On behalf of the Granville Fire/Rescue&EMS our sincere sympathy to Chief Jeffery's Family and the Windsor Locks FD and the U.S. Sub. Base FD for there loss.


Name: William Rix
Email: Bill1075@aol.com
Location: Flanders, SUBASE FIRE
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 08:32

Comments Kenny was a great guy, and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the men and women at WLFD. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. I'll never forget him or his great words, "Hey bud, would ya?" Rest in peace Chief.


Name: Jesse Rickis
Email: firefighter10000@yahoo.com
Location: Town of Canton Fire & EMS / Hamilton Sundstrand Emergency Services
Date: January 04, 2004
Time: 03:14

Comments On behalf of the Town of Canton Fire and EMS our condolences go out to the WLFD and the Groton Sub Base FD. Chief Jeffery's will be greatly missed and never forgotten.


Name:
Email:
Location:
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 23:00

Comments From Officers and Members of the Colchester Fire Department send our sincere sympathy to Kenny's family, the Submarine Base FD ,and the Windsor Locks FD.


Name: Deputy Chief Joe Danao
Email: sapperr@aol.com
Location: Salem, CT
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 21:11

Comments On behalf of the members of the Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company, I extend our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to the lovely family of Chief Jeffery, the Windsor Locks Fire Department, and the Sub Base Fire Department on your loss of Chief Jeffery.


Name: Sean DeAlfi
Email:
Location: Firefighter @ WLFD
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 21:06

Comments God bless and may our Chief lie in eternal peace! I think Kenny would be proud of all the brothers and sisters that helped his family and fellow Windsor locks firefighters get through this difficult time . Kenny we will miss and will never forget you!!! You will always be close to our hearts. Until we are reunited in the hands of our Lord, Jesus Christ, may you rest in peace!!


Name: Bridget K
Email: bridgeboo63@aol.com
Location:
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 20:08

Comments Kenny, You will be forever missed. I would have never joined the department if you didn't tell me that you would lock the doors and not let me in unless I was a member. Thank you


Name: Bill Giesing
Email: bgiesing@hotmail.com
Location: Groton, Ct.
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 19:55

Comments Kenny was a good friend. He was always there ready to help and always with a smile. I have worked with Kenny for many years both with the Fire Academy and along side him with my department and the Sub Base Fire Department. He will be missed.


Name: JK NVFD
Email:
Location: newington CT
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 19:51

Comments We will keep the Chief's family and his brother firefighters in our thoughts and prayers.


Name: Q
Email: Q767@msn.com
Location: gales ferry fc
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 18:35

Comments My thoughts and prayers go out to AC Jeffery's family, friends and fire service family. This is great loss to the fire service and community and Kenny you will greatly missed. Q Gales Ferry Vol. Fire Co.


Name:
Email:
Location: Schaghticoke NY
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 18:34

Comments My prayers are with you all. I as well belong to a department who suffered a LODD of our chief officer in December of 1999, it is without a doubt a horrible and tragic event. We must rely on our brotherhood to help us through


Name: Tom Moriarty
Email: tmoriarty3@cox.net
Location: Hazardville Fire Department
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 17:55

Comments Ken will be missed very much by everyone that knew him. I wish the Jeffery family and the WLFD the best of luck.


Name: Anthony Perrone
Email: Nofear6372@aol.com
Location: Waterford, SUBASE FIRE
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 17:32

Comments To all my fellow brothers. I need not say much about a man that touched us all. If you knew him then you really knew him. No matter if you were the probie or the most senior man we were all the same in the Chiefs eyes. We were his men and are still his men. His mission is complete and he's onto bigger and better things. Get the place ready for us Chief. In the great words of the Chief "Hey bud, would ya? Huh bud, would ya? Rest in peace brother.


Name: Sandi Silvia
Email: SandiJayne@aol.com
Location: Groton, CT
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 17:29

Comments I can't believe he's gone. He was a wonderfully funny, sensitive man. His life revolved around the emergency services and he touched many. I will miss you, Kenny.


Name: Paul Januszewski Jr.
Email: NHFD50@comcast.net
Location: North Haven FD
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 16:25

Comments My sincere condolences to the Jeffery family and all personnel with the WLFD. Kenny has touched each and everyone us in one way or another. I've known him nearly all my life and have always looked to him as a role model and someone who knows the true meaning of the firefighter brotherhood. There have been numerous times that he has helped me in one way or another. While a volunteer he assisted me in finding a career job and since obtaining that goal he still found ways to help me to aspire further within my career. Only a month ago I sat in class with him for a week and had the pleasure of learning from him once again. Chief you will be missed and never forgotten. Thank you for all that you did for me and everyone else. Watch over your brothers from up above.


Name: Patrick Selburg
Email: patselburg@hotmail.com
Location: Bahrain ..... a small Kingdom in the Middle East
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 14:42

Comments To all my fellow Firefighter at WLFD, Ken was a good friend to me and a great mentor. When I assumed the Duties of Chief of Laurel Hill in Norwich, Ken was one of the first to congratulate me and offer his assistance. He also provided me a bit of comic relief in my job as Nurse Manager of the Naval Hospital Military Medicine Clinic and Disaster Preparedness Officer. I will miss him and my prayers will be with his family and you. Patrick Selburg Past Chief, Laurel Hill


Name: Randy W. Hall, Assistant Fire Chief
Email: hallra@nasjax.navy.mil
Location: Naval Air Station Jacksonville Florida
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 14:35

Comments The members of Naval Air Station Jacksonville would like to extend our condolences to Chief Jeffery's family and Department. The loss affects us all. We ask the Almighty Chief to provide comfort and care for all those who he left behind. For we know he will be sorely missed.


Name: WILLIAM PROVENCHER
Email: WPROVENCHER@SNET.NET
Location: THOMPSONVILLE FIRE DEPT.
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 11:44

Comments MAY GOD HELP YOU THROUGH THIS PAINFUL TIME THAT WE WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY UNTIL THE DAY COMES THAT WE MEET AGAIN. KENNY WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY ME AS A MAN WHO LOVED FAMILY, FRIENDS, LIFE AND WAS A TRUE FIRE HERO. WILLIAM PROVENCHER THOMPSONVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT LOCAL 3059 ENFIELD, CT


Name: Anne Arundel County (MD) Retired Firefighters Association
Email: Ltwoodstock@attglobal.net
Location: Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 11:35

Comments We will keep the Chief's family and his brother firefighters in our thoughts and prayers.


Name: Deputy Chief Britt Farrar
Email: Batt0829@aol.com
Location: Jefferson City Fire Dept. Jefferson City, TN
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 10:28

Comments I would like to express my deepest sorrow for your loss of Chief Jeffery. Both your dept. and his family have my thoughts and prayers.


Name: Taftville Fire Department
Email: taftvillefire@snet.net
Location: Taftville, CT
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 10:25

Comments The Officers and Members of the Taftville Fire Department send our sincere sympathy to Kenny's family, the Windsor Locks FD, and the Submarine Base FD.


Name: Ron Ingraham Jr
Email: hotshot128@comcast.net
Location: Windsor, CT
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 10:10

Comments Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Chief's family and to the Windsor Locks Fire Dept. God bless all! Ron Ingraham Jr and family


Name: Stewart ANG FD
Email:
Location: Newburgh NY
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 08:42

Comments Our deepest condolences to the family of Chief Jeffery. To the members of WLFD and Groton FD you lost a leader and a great friend. May he rest in peace!


Name: Ken Smith
Email: winchief@aol.com
Location: Windsor, CT
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 07:47

Comments I started my fire service career the same time Kenny did. We had some great times together. I can only find comfort knowing Kenny passed following his passion. We will miss him at the regional chiefs meetings. Peace brother.

 


Name: MICHAEL D. FORSYTH
Email: SNIP307@MSN.COM
Location: THOMPSONVILLE F.D.
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 07:06

Comments KENNY WAS A TRUE " AMBASSADOR" OF THE FIRE SERVICE. HE REFLECTED ALL THAT IS GREAT IN WHAT I FEEL IS THE GREATEST INSTITUTION IN THE WORLD-THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND IT'S FIREFIGHTERS. MY HEART FELT GRIEF GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FAMILY AT THE WLFD AND GROTON SUB BASE. REST IN PEASE CHIEF. MICHAEL D. FORSYTH/THOMPSONVILLE FIRE


Name: Rick
Email: cougar6k@aol.com
Location: Enfield
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 06:34

Comments Kenny; I just want to say I'm sorry for wrecking your car years ago. I saw what a kind & fun person you were while we were hanging out together growing up and you let me borrow your car when I just got my license. I always thought I got my just due. My boys did it to me and I took the high road with them just as you did to me. Thanks for the lesson. I have never forgotten and I will never forget you.


Name: DUNCAN TODD
Email: todd4@supanet.co,
Location: CARLISLE. ENGLAND
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 06:12

Comments MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO YOUR DEPARTMENT. AND TO THE FAMILY OF CHIEF JEFFREY.


Name: Lt. Jon St. Louis, EMT-P
Email: lstlouis@snet.net
Location: Wolcott, CT
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 02:08

Comments The thoughts and prayers of the Wolcott Volunteer Fire Department of Wolcott, CT are with the members of WLFD and the family of Chief Jeffery. "Till we meet again Brother, watch over us and protect us all."


Name: jason Mikalonis
Email: jmikalonis@cox.net
Location: Windsor Locks, CT.
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 01:27

Comments Kenny was great chief and a great friend. He will be missed very much by the people he touched. I would like to state that if it were not for Kenny I would not be where I am today. My first rides on a fire truck, my first encounter with the fire pole at the sub-base (that was trip) and of course my current job at Manchester Fire. To Kathy and Timothy, your loss is a great one, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I loved this man like a father and I will miss him greatly. Rest in Peace. Jason


Name: Paul Nabors Jr.
Email: PNaborsJr@aol.com
Location: Enfield, CT
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 00:36

Comments My condolences to the Jeffery & WLFD Family. Chief Kenny Jeffery has touched the hearts of many of us. Through his wisdom, skill and of course, his humor. CHIEF: You will be sadly missed by all of us, however, there will always be a part of you with us. Paul Nabors Jr. - Thompsonville


Name: Wayne Nomi
Email: wayneincc@earthlink.net
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: January 03, 2004
Time: 00:07

Comments A piece of Kenny lives in each of us. Thank you Chief for teaching us, leading us, guiding me to a career in Emergency Services, and most importantly, being our friend. We'll miss you. Fair Winds and Following Seas to you Chief.


Name: Lt. Arlo K. Sterner
Email: duke@pshift.com
Location: Wolcott, Vermont 05680
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 22:08

Comments The Wolcott Volunteer Fire Department sends its condolences and thoughts to you at the great loss of your Chief.


Name: Allen Russell
Email: allen.russell@comcast.net
Location: Cedar Hill, TX
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 21:50

Comments Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Jeffery's loved ones and his extended family, the WLFD. He was obviously a man of dedication who brought honor to his department and the entire fire service. His legacy will live on. May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort in the almighty God.


Name: Patrick A. Fearnbaugh
Email: cgfdcaptain@comcast.com
Location:
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 20:36

Comments My thoughts and prayers are with all of my brother firefighters, in the time of need.


Name: William J. Palmer Sr.
Email: wpalmer@fltg.net
Location: Ovid, New York 14521
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 20:34

Comments Our thoughts and prayers are with your department and the family of the Chief. May God Bless and watch over you all.


Name: Patrick A. Fearnbaugh
Email: cgfdcaptain@comcast.com
Location: Center Groton Vol. Fire Company
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 20:20

Comments My thoughts and prayers are with all brother firefighters. Chief Ken will be missed by all brother firefighters.


Name:
Email: richard.kindelan@navy.mil
Location: N.A.S. Brunswick Fire Department, Maine
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 20:01
Comments


Name: Spencer Bauch
Email: sbauch@sbcglobal.net
Location: Brooklyn, CT
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 18:56

Comments To whom it may concern, I met Chief Jeffery in mid part of 1996 through a friend who just got on the job at the Submarine Base Fire Department. Since then I would only see and here how he was doing through friends of his who I now. Each time I heard what he was doing, I was always inspired. He gave me a moment of his time that one day and it was as if him and I were friends for years. His voice or courage and confidence and appreciation to all made you feel comfortable having conversation. I was able to see him this past summer, I attended a badge pinning to see one of my friends who just was hired receive his badge. A/C Jeffery's as I always remembered him, was there and with his smile which comforted and gave joy to the ceremony. I would like to truly say that he was a FIREMAN'S FRIEND. I am currently a Lieutenant for the East Brooklyn Fire Department, Brooklyn, CT. We would like to all share our condolences to a great friend of the Fire Service and to someone who we will Never Forget.


Name: Mark
Email: Hensel
Location: Windsor Locks, Ct.
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 18:52

Comments It is a sad day in the world today to hear of the passing of a great man. One who has dedicated himself to the service of others. You can't get any better than that. I worked on a few calls with ken and also had the privilege of him as an instructor. My sorrow goes out to the family of Ken and also his men and women who were under his command. Remember what he taught you and apply it, not only in firefighting but life as well. P.S. We will never forget.


Name: Lee Williamson
Email: leewilliamson@snet.net
Location: Ladder -10 Bridgeport Fire Dept.
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 18:29

Comments My thoughts and prayers our with Ken's Family and friends. Ken was like a father to all. His presence will be missed in the firehouses and in the hearts of all those he has touched. Ken, thanks for allowing me to call in sick, when I went to the Firemen's Convention. God must have a 10 alarm fire up there in Heaven, as he has called THE Best Chief around. (RIP) Lee Williamson


Name: Donald Chapman Jr.
Email:
Location: Waterford,ct
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 18:04

Comments Kenny is a wonderful man , you could talk to him anytime about fire related subjects and he knew everything about it, if he didn't he would get the answer for you . Great instructor , Great Fire Chief Great Brother. Knew him as an instructor and as a friend he was great chief, the best chief, REST IN PEACE BROTHER. Chappy


Name: Jack Ahern
Email: jahern@branfordfire.com
Location: Branford CT
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 17:26

Comments The thoughts and prayers of the entire Branford Fire Department are with you all. Please extend our sympathy to the Chief's family. Sincerely, Jack Ahern Chief Branford Fire Department Branford, CT


Name: Bob Scully
Email: scully8@cox.net
Location: Hartford Fire Department Ladder 3 Driver
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 16:53

Comments Kenny was a Great: Man, Fireman, Role model, leader and FRIEND! He will sorely be missed! Between the stories that he would tell, and the stories about him, you could never decide which were funnier or more interesting. And if you ever needed anything at all, he could never do enough for you! Rest in peace "Pal"...Rest in Peace


Name: Captain D. Bagley
Email:
Location: Clifton Park, N.Y, 12065
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 16:26

Comments With deepest sympathies to our departed brothers' family and to his department. We wish the best and Godspeed to carry on. Cherish his memory. West Crescent Fire/Rescue 1440 Crescent Road Clifton Park, N.Y. 12065


Name: Michael Vignone
Email: mjvignone@snet.net
Location: Windsor Locks, CT
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 15:24

Comments Our families thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy and Tim. Kenny was a great asset to the town and fire department. I have lived across from Kenny and he was always there to lend a hand or give me advise. He was the greatest and will be missed by all. Kathy and Tim our prayers are with you always.


Name: Natasha Hubbard
Email: EMSdispatcher@todayscop.com
Location: Houston County, GA
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 15:10

Comments My condolences on the recent loss of your Chief. May God be with each and every one of you as you struggle to get through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with your department.


Name: elvis best
Email: elvisfire1@aol.com
Location: blue hills fire /bloomfield connecticut
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 14:51

Comments kenny you will be dearly miss you had a great sense of humor and was very funny to be around especially at parades always made me laugh i will miss you and i know you are going some place wonderful and would be in good hands love ya and would never foget you


Name: William Durfee
Email: durf5064@adelphia.net
Location: Richmond, KY Blue Grass Army Depot Fire
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 14:25

Comments My condolences to the WLFD and Jeffery family on your loss. I worked with Ken years ago at SBFD and echo the sentiments of others in this guest book. Ken was a truly remarkable and unforgettable kind of guy and a firefighters firefighter. Mat God's peace find you all and comfort you.


Name: Alex Vaughan
Email: ajvengine7@hotmail.com
Location: Windsor Locks Fire/Hamilton Sundstrand Emergency Services
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 14:11

Comments Having had the opportunity to meet Kenny a few times in past years, I was looking forward to serving under him as a firefighter with WLFD. And now with only a month on the department we must say goodbye. Thanks for the help, Chief; even though our meetings were brief, you won’t be forgotten. May you tackle the next life with the same vigor and enthusiasm you had for this one. My thoughts are with Kenny’s family and all the brothers and sisters at the station. The new kid.


Name: Scott Yeomans
Email: scott.yeomans@hs.utc.com
Location: Hamilton Sundstrand Emergency Services
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 14:02

Comments Our sincere condolences go out to the Jeffery family and to his extended family, the Windsor Locks Fire Department. Kenny will be sadly missed by us and the the fire service as a whole. A tremendous void has been created in the fire service in Connecticut. Kenny was a great source of knowledge and a person you could count on for help. Kenny will never be forgotten as he stood for what the fire service is all about.


Name: Jeff Morrissette
Email: jeff.morrissette@po.state.ct.us
Location: Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 13:50

Comments Kenny, Our heartfelt condolences to the Jeffery family and to the Submarine Base and Windsor Locks Fire Departments. I was so looking forward to calling you "Mr. Senator"! Your friends at the CFA will forever miss you. Your ability to pull people together was unparalleled. It was indeed an honor and always a pleasure to work with you over the years. Your time with us was much too short. God speed!


Name: Joe Cyphers
Email: bison@nycap.rr.com
Location: Moriah, New York
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 13:21

Comments My thoughts and prayers go out to Kenny's family. To the Brothers of Windsor Locks Fire, Be strong, cherish every moment that was shared with this wonderful person, and last, but not least, be the crutch needed for Kenny's family.


Name: Brian Moule
Email:
Location: Windsor locks
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 12:49

Comments Kenny thanks for all your tought me about Firefighting, I'll never forgot what a friend you were. And I'll weight till next for the SOX to win it all.


Name: Jay kelly
Email: jkelly32@cox.net
Location: Rocky Hill Fire Dept.
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 12:49

Comments Kenny, You are going to be missed more than thought's can express. You were always there as a shoulder to lean on when my father passed away, and always there for a laugh at whatever parade or function we attended. May god rest your soul, and protect your family


Name: Paul M. Labrecque
Email: plabreque@mptn.org
Location: Mashantucket 9-1-1
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 12:03

Comments Our thoughts and prayers are with Kenny's family at this time of great sorrow. Mashantucket Emergency Dispatch Center


Name: Chief Roger D. Sylvestre
Email: RSYLVESTRE
Location:
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 11:47

Comments


Name: Ann
Email: TiggerLady625@aol.com
Location: AMR of CT
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 11:40

Comments I met Kenny through a friend of mine and have known him for about 5 yrs now. He was a great friend to all and he will be sadly missed.


Name: Tom
Email: FFMED@aol.com
Location: Hartford County, CT
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 11:15

Comments When I worked in WLLAC, Ken welcomed me and let be known that the politics didn't matter, I was still a "brother". He invited me to several WLFD clambakes where we would hoist a couple and tell stories. I would have been proud to serve under him as a firefighter. To the Jeffery family & WLFD, I send my sincerest condolences. May God bless you all and keep you safe.


Name: Donald Ouillette
Email: dhouillette56@aol.com
Location: Franklin/ Jewett City
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 10:54

Comments I've known Kenny for about 20 years as a fellow instructor and chief; Kenny always put family friendships and the fire service as his priorities. He always treated people as a equals. My condolences to his family and friends. Mayor Don

 

 


Name: Thomas E. Smith
Email: DCFNMURPH@aol.com
Location: FDNY
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 10:35

Comments


Name: Randy Gould
Email: Rgould99@aol.com
Location: Salem, Oregon
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 10:33

Comments My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends wherever they be. Kenny and I went to high school together, and as teens served together in the Windsor Locks Civil Defense auxilary fire department. Although I moved away, Kenny was always a friend to me and my family in town. God bless you all with my deepest sympathy.


Name: John A. Vignone, Jr.
Email: vignone@hartford.edu
Location: Broad Brook, CT
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 10:27

Comments My deepest condolences to Kenny's family and the members of the WLFD. Kenny will be missed by all. You are all in my prayers.


Name: SBPD
Email:
Location: New London Submarine Base,Groton,CT
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 10:11

Comments The Subase Police Department would like send our deepest sympathy to all of Jeffery's family and friends. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.


Name: Matthew & Sharon Stuart
Email: stuart.acp@prodigy.net
Location: Unionville, CT
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 09:44

Comments I always enjoyed teaching with Kenny at the CFA- His sense of humor and knowledge of the job made him a pleasure to work with. He will be greatly missed- Capt. Matt Stuart West Hartford FD Ct Fire academy instructor


Name: Wayne R. Almy
Email: Wayne.Almy@nasb .navy.mil
Location: Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 09:23

Comments My heart and my prayers go out to those that were touched by Chief Jeffery. There are no words that can begin to help heal the hearts and wounds of those left behind, except to say that Chief Jeffery has gone on to a much better place where peace, happiness and fellow ship are all the worries that one may have. Look to God in these times of uncertainty, he is always there for us. A fellow Chief


Name: Leslie Crossen
Email: Leslie.Crossen@Somersfire.org
Location: Somers, CT
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 09:03

Comments My thoughts and prayers go out to the Chief's family and to the WLFD. God bless all!


Name: Harry Tagen
Email: tagenhj@mail.ports.navy.mil
Location: Fire Chief Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Portsmouth N.H.
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 08:47

Comments Ken was a good friend and I will miss him dearly. Whenever I got together with Ken, I knew I would be on an adventure. God Bless.


Name: Lee Alford
Email: alford@peoplepc.com
Location: Windsor Fire Department
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 08:20

Comments Ken was a great person who I have had the honor of knowing since 1971 and will always remember him with the greatest respect. He brought to the fire service a winning attitude. He will be missed but long remembered. My deepest condolences to his family and the members of the WLFD.


Name: Andrew Gray
Email: SuprMedk31@yahoo.com
Location: Willington Fire Dept. Inc. #1
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 06:58

Comments My Heart and Prayers go out to you all.


Name: FF. Dan Bowers
Email: fire257@comcast.net
Location: Winslow Township Fire Dept. NJ
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 04:08

Comments I, as many, am very sad to hear of the passing of Ken Jeffery. What a great person, friend & Fire Fighter he was. I had the pleasure of working with him as a fellow Fire Chief in the Town of Groton and spent many hours talking to him about many things. He will truly be missed by so many people. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and co-workers. God Bless him.


Name: Penelope Stowe
Email: plstowe@mtholyoke.eud
Location: Suffield, CT
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 02:08

Comments All my thoughts and prayers are with the Jeffery family and the WLFD as well as all others who knew and loved Chief Jeffery. Although I was never blessed enough to meet him, I have several friends who are WLFD members and they always had wonderful things to say about him. His passing is a great loss to the world.


Name: Chief John C Littell
Email: jhnl442@cs.com
Location: Town of Tolland Fire Department
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 01:17

Comments To the Windsor Locks Fire Department and the Jeffery Family, The Tolland Fire Department extends our sincerest condolences to all of you. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.


Name: a friend
Email:
Location: WLFD
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 01:02

Comments We love you Chief. Hang in there Cathy and Timmy.


Name: Katrina Lapointe
Email: KLapointe@WLFD.com
Location: WLFD
Date: January 02, 2004
Time: 00:01

Comments Kenny's wonderful sense of humor and warming smile is what will make him unable to be forgotten. He is a true inspiration to every Firefighter in our Department. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Tim and his family at this terrible time.


Name: Al Vanlew
Email: aajtvan@netzero.net
Location: Grtoton CT Pfizer Fire Dept
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 23:35

Comments To the WLFD and the Jeffery family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as they will always be. I know it is fair to say that no one will ever forget him and he will always be missed.


Name: Rick Burnham
Email: rick.burnham@cox.net
Location: Enfield CT
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 22:26

Comments To The Jeffery Family, especially Tim and the members of the Windsor Locks Fire Department. I have known Ken for about 20 years and in the last 10-12 he had become a really good friend. Kenny was one of those guys who always made you feel good about yourself no matter what had happened to you. Ken and I were friends even though he was a Yankee fan. I never held it against him Smile and he never held against me my love for the Red Sox. He and I were going to make plans for my first visit to Yankee Stadium. He was so good to me personally that I can't even express the loss I am feeling in words. As I am sure everyone knows he was proud of all of you and all your accomplishments, especially Tim. I know the memory of Ken will continue to drive you to be the best you can be. He wouldn't want it any other way.


Name: LORRIE LAMAY
Email: LLAMAY7419@COX.COM
Location: WINDSOR LOCKS
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 22:12

Comments JUST WANT TO SAY TO THE MEN AND WOMAN OF THE WLFD THAT I AM VERY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR CHIEF KENNY JEFFERY. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL IN WINDSOR LOCKS AS WELL IN OTHER TOWNS AND STATES. STAY STRONG GUYS FOR KENNY HE WOULD WANT IT THAT WAY. MY PRAYERS ALSO GO OUT TO THE JEFFERY FAMILY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY HOW PROUD I AM OF MY SON IN LAW AL ROBERTS FOR THE WEBSITE HE PUT TOGETHER FOR THE WLFD. AL I AM SURE KENNY WAS PROUD OF YOU TO .


Name: Jim Turner
Email: james.turner.01@snet.net
Location: Stonington, CT
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 21:58

Comments I'd like to offer my deepest sympathies to the Jeffery family, the Subase Fire Department and Windsor Locks Fire Department. I had the distinct pleasure to work with Ken at the SBFD and as an instructor with the CT Fire Academy. His wit and wisdom will be surely missed, but not forgotten.


Name:
Email:
Location:
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 21:09

Comments Chief Jeffery will be missed greatly. He was a good man and a good teacher. I will never forget him.


Name: Donna and George
Email: donnaze@juno.com
Location: Windsor Locks
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 21:01

Comments Our deepest condolences to all of you at the fire station. We know you are feeling quite lost without Kenny. Please know that along with Cathy, Tim and the rest of Kenny's family, all of you are also in our prayers. It probably goes without saying, but we want you to know that he expressed his pride in all of you to those of us outside the firefighting community at any opportunity he had. Our town has suffered a great loss.


Name: Chris Gouette
Email: gouettec@subasenlon.navy.mil
Location: Submarine Base Fire Department
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 19:44

Comments I had the utmost pleasure working underneath Chief Jeffery. He was a great man and I am going to miss him very much as a leader and as a friend. Gonna miss ya Chief. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers everyday.


Name: Chief Pete Lamb
Email: chiefpete@firehousemail.com
Location: Newport Fire-EMS Newport New Hampshire
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 19:15

Comments In memoriam to Chief Jeffrey: Ken was a firefighter's firefighter, no matter career or volunteer, a true professional who knew that laughter was or is the best medicine. He will be sorely missed by thousands who he touched in many many ways, may we never forget!

 


Name: William Beeler
Email: sw743@aol.com
Location: South Windsor
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 18:27

Comments


Name: Deputy Chief Tim Morrissey
Email: zipper341@yahoo.com
Location: Town of Vernon Fire Department
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 17:43

Comments To our brother and sister firefighters in Windsor Locks, the men and women of the Town of Vernon Fire Department extend our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Chief Kenneth Jeffery (Kenny). I personally have know him for years and considered him a good friend in the fire service. His smile and teaching style will be sorely missed by all. I am a better firefighter/officer because of your Chief. He will NOT be forgotten!


Name: Ronald E. Squiers
Email: Fi69re@AOL.Com
Location: Hartford, Enfield, Glastonbury Fire Depts.
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 17:38

Comments Chief 'Ken' Jeffery, my 'Buddy'. So sorry to have this happen to another one of my good friends, Just told you how good retirement was last week. Going to miss you CHIEF. Your family will be in my prayers. See ya soon pal.


Name: Chris Whipple
Email: Whippy72@aol.com
Location: Submarine Base Fire Department
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 17:25

Comments Chief Jeffery will be missed but not forgotten. I had the privilege of working with him for almost 4 years at the Submarine Base Fire Department and he is truly a stand up guy!! He was a great boss, good friend and a excellent fire officer. He did a lot for me as well as many others. The Jeffery’s family will be in our prayers.


Name: Judy Marshall
Email: jem@allaminv.com
Location: Woburn, MA
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 17:00

Comments Ken Jeffery will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was always there with a smile and ready to laugh, a man who so loved his family, friends, and the fire services. Kenny was the "real thing" in every sense of the word. We WILL always remember, Kenny. Judy Marshall


Name: T.J. Wadecki
Email: firedwarftj@comcast.net
Location: Ledyard Fire
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 16:37

Comments Thoughts and prayers go out to everybody who knew Ken ... he taught a lot of us around the state in various classes ... I'm going to miss seeing him at calls with Subase and his stories in haz-mat classes ... he will be missed ..


Name: Nancie Vassallo
Email: T-Bear2937@worldnet.att.net
Location: Mt. Clemens, Michigan 48043
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 16:21

Comments I can not show my appreciation enough to the firefighters and friends of my cousin Kenny Jeffrey who are thinking of us at our time of sorrow. Thank you all for having my family in your prays.


Name: Jim and Barb Cannici
Email: jimcannici@comcast.net
Location: Milwaukie, Portland Oregon
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 16:20

Comments Kenny and I first met in about 1978 working together at the Subase Fire Department, in Groton. Having known him for that long, I could go on and on with stories about our adventures together, but I will not. Even though I now live in Oregon we have stayed in touch over the years and I know how much he was looking forward to his upcoming retirement. I love him like a brother and will certainly miss hearing him say "I'm workin on it!" Fair winds and following seas my friend, you are in a better place now. We love you.


Name: Patrick S.Royce
Email: Patrick.Royce@hs.utc.com
Location: Hamilton Sundstrand Emergency Services
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 15:31

Comments I am truly sorry to here about your loss. Hopefully with this tragedy your family and brotherhood as firefighters will remain strong to help each other thru these trying times. I did not know Chief Jeffrey but from what I have heard from my fellow firefighters here at Hamilton Fire, he was very well known and liked by everyone who knew him. I have one more thing to add for the family of Chief Jeffrey as well as the union of firefighters in Windsor Locks "Stay Strong and Stay Gold"


Name: Steve and Debbi Twitchell
Email: sltwitch@yahoo.com
Location: Enfield CT Hazardville Fire District
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 15:08

Comments Kenny was a friend and a fellow fire fighter. He will be missed by all. We will keep him and his family in our prayers.


Name: David Sikes
Email: signal_fifty@yahoo.com
Location: Lost Acres Fire Department
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 14:49

Comments Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tim and the entire Jeffrey family as well as the Windsor Locks Fire Department.......Kenny will be missed


Name: Enfield Fire Dist.
Email:
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Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 14:22

Comments We all are very sorry for the loss of such a great person to the fire service. Though some of us knew him better than others, we can all agree that he was one of the friendliest and most educated people to meet when participating at parades and carnivals or on the occasional mutual aid calls. This comes at such a difficult time of year and it will continue to be hard, but we will stand by you to help you cope with the pain. With deep sorrow, everyone from the Enfield Fire Dist.


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Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 13:38

Comments I am very disconsolate to have heard of the passing of Chief Jeffery. I have not known him as all of you have, though I do hold him in very high honor. Not just as the Chef, but as the person whom I meet and have shared a few moments talking about severing our country and laying our lives on the line to help others. Only some of us know what that truly means and others learn later.I am very pleased to have shaken his hand a few times at the fire house, and seeing his warm smile. To Tim and the family, my deepest sorrow. Demetrious Lamanis


Name: Jason Pollard
Email: JPollard40@Comcast.net
Location: Pfizer Fire Department
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 12:54

Comments My deepest condolences to the Jeffery's family. I spent 3 of my greatest years working under Kenny at the Submarine Base Fire Department. He was an amazing guy to work for, always there for the guys. I think Jeff Rheaume hit it right on the head, we will never be able to replace Chief Jeffery's as a person or a boss. Everybody will miss him, but nobody will forget him.


Name: Wally Latall
Email: umpirewally@cox.net
Location: Cave Creek, AZ (480-419-2787)
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 12:48

Comments My thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy go out to Kenny’s family, friends and fellow firefighters at Windsor Locks and the Subase Fire Department. I have great and fond memories of Kenny with the Subase Fire Department when I served with them as Security Officer in the early nineties. Kenny’s great sense of humor and funny jokes always lifted spirits of all those around him. His outstanding leadership and camaraderie amongst his firefighters was most impressive. Kenny, in my eyes, and I am sure in the eyes of many many others, was truly an icon. We always kept in touch by phone over the years and I will now miss that greatly. I know Kenny will always remember that my Diamondbacks beat his Yankees in Game 7. Walter J. Latall Lieutenant, U. S. Navy (Retired) "The Commish"


Name: FF/EMT Peter F. Woodbury
Email: ZouchPhoenix1624@aol.com
Location: Submarine Base Fire Dept.
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 11:49

Comments My deepest and sincerest condolences to Kenny's family & members of WLFD. Kenny was my Asst Chief at SBFD He was a talented fire officer..."One of the Best!" and he was a great friend and boss! I will miss him dearly.


Name: Heather Van Allen
Email: mamapickle@sbcglobal.net
Location: Former WLFD
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 09:44

Comments Kenny was one of the most wonderful people I've ever met. He was an excellent chief that truly cared about his guys. I was always able to turn to him for advice and for a kind word... he was a true friend. My heart goes out to his family and friends.


Name: Jeffrey Rheaume
Email: estram27@aol.com
Location: New London Fire (former SBFD)
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 09:21

Comments Nobody will ever be able to replace Kenny Jeffery. He was a firefighters Chief. I will always remember things he said like "don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff" and "a good firefighter is a well rested firefighter" (said one night before we hit the racks). I know he was a huge asset to the SBFD and just as important to the WLFD. I have talked to so many people that know him and have never heard a bad word spoken about him. Keep up the good work with the website and continue to make Kenny proud by being into the fire service and caring as much about it as he did.


Name: Stephen Lougee
Email: Capt59ain@aol.com
Location: SBFD and Cohanzie Fire Company
Date: January 01, 2004
Time: 09:19

Comments To the Officers and Members of the Windsor Locks Fire Department. I'm sorry for your loss. I worked with Chief Jeffery @the Submarine Base Fire Department. He was very good to me and has helped my career. We talked many hours about the Fire service and the Yankees. The brothers at the SBFD share the pain that you guys are feeling. Tim, Keep your head up high. Your dad always talked about you and was happy about the recent trip to FDNY for the agility. The SBFD will be here for you. Stephen Lougee FF SBFD