Henry L. Birkenfeld, 79, of Bristol

Posted 12/1/20

Henry L. Birkenfeld, 79, of Bristol, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at St Elizabeth’s Manor. Born in Texas, he was a son of the late Lawrence H. and Lorine (Washburn) Birkenfeld, and beloved …

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Henry L. Birkenfeld, 79, of Bristol

Posted

Henry L. Birkenfeld, 79, of Bristol, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at St Elizabeth’s Manor. Born in Texas, he was a son of the late Lawrence H. and Lorine (Washburn) Birkenfeld, and beloved husband of Mary Fatima (Labao) Birkenfeld.

Mr. Birkenfeld was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the USS Lake Champlain. He retired from Raytheon, where he was a tester/calibrator. He enjoyed gardening and traveling after his retirement.

Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Kyle R. Birkenfeld and his wife Elizabeth of Warwick; stepson, Matthew J. Andrews of Swansea; and a stepdaughter, Naomi Grant of Bristol. He was the grandfather of four and great-grandfather of three, all of Warwick, R.I. He leaves several siblings: Anthony (Pat); Samuel (Nancy); Virginia (Dan) Podzemny and Magdalene (El) Hill, all of Amarillo, Texas; and Julius (Kathy) of Nazareth, Texas. He was predeceased by brother Charles and sister Irene King. 

Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at 11 a.m. in St Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood St., Bristol, RI 02809. Masks must be worn and will be following all COVID restrictions set forth for the “Pause.” Burial with full military honors will be private. Visit wjsmithfh.com.

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