1929 – 2021
Danielson – Herbert A. Oatley, Sr., 92, formerly of Maple Court, died Sunday evening surrounded by his loving family on October 31, 2021, at Douglas Manor in Windham. He was the loving husband of the late Jacqueline (Grenon) Oatley. Born in East Killingly, he was the son of the late Allen and Emma Louise (Terwilliger) Oatley.
Herb began his working career as an engineer at Thermos prior to purchasing and operating the Colonial Paving Company.
He enjoyed ballroom dancing, racing cars, flying his airplane, working his Palomino horse and playing his trombone in a local band.
Herbert is survived by his children, Herbert Oatley, Jr., and his wife Karen of East Killingly, Roberta Flaherty of FL, Michael Oatley and his wife Monique of Tolland, and Michele Klein and her husband Alan of Trumbull; his siblings, Richard and David Oatley of FL, and Robert Oatley of MA; his eleven grandchildren, Bridget, Colleen, Brad, Gary, Allyson, Emily, Jordan, Alyssa, Jake, Shawna, and Karissa; and his eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lori Altdorf, and an infant sister Dorothy.
Services will be private. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.