August 21, 1959 – April 4, 2018
Putnam – Curt D. Heath, age 58, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at UMASS Memorial Health Care, University Campus, Worcester after a brief illness.
He leaves his cousin and lifelong friend, Melzer Heath of Putnam, with whom he lived for the past 18 years; his father, Harvey Bennett of Putnam; his brothers, Steven Heath and his wife Rose of Thompson, Jamie Heath and his wife Debra of Putnam; Scott Bennett and his wife Misty of Putnam; his sisters, Joyce Cote and her companion Hugh McLaughlin, III of Putnam, Brenda Heath of Putnam and Heidi Bennett of Putnam; several nieces and nephews, including his Godson, Adam T. Heath of Colchester, CT; a special niece, Kacey Terranova of Putnam; and a very special great niece, Kelsey Terranova and special great nephew, Benjamin Johnson, whom he thought of as his own. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose Marie (Jason) Heath in 2011, and by his brothers, Eugene “Huey” Heath in 1974 and Allard J. “Tyke” Heath, Jr. in 2014.
Born in Putnam, CT, Curt was the son of the late Allard J. “Red” Heath of Lisbon, NH, who died in 1998 and Alma “Elsie” (Lannaville) Bennett, of Putnam, who died in 1997, and lived here all his life. Curt was last employed at Marianapolis Preparatory School, where he worked in the cafeteria. He was previously employed at U.S. Button in Putnam and Linemaster Switch in Woodstock. Amongst his favorite past times where spending time with Kacey, Kelsey and Benjamin – going to the park, Lake Compounce and collecting rocks along the river trail. He enjoyed helping Kacey with Partylite, writing recipes in his recipe book, publishing the dinner menu on Facebook, cooking and baking with Mel, making dog treats for Diego and Chevy. He was an avid reader and would often times read an entire book in just one day while sitting by the river or the lake. He was passionate about cleaning his house and enjoyed watching HGTV and the Food Network.
Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours for Curt in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church Street, Putnam on Monday, April 9, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, with a prayer service at 6:45 pm The family requests that flowers be omitted. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.