We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Phalen Funeral Home
Philip A Lent, 80, of Torrington, CT passed away Sunday, August 7th, at his home. He was the husband of Marianne (Ruzbasan) Lent.
Philip was born in Torrington, on February 1,1942, a son of the late Santa (Manes) and George Lent. A graduate of OWTS, he served in the U.S. Marines and was honorably
discharged as a Corporal having received a Meritorious Mast for work in his M.O.S. He worked for HELCO/CL&;P as a MMIC Supervisor in Torrington and Cheshire for 32
years. He was a former President of St. Peter Home/ School Association and was a Club Leader for Youth for Christ working and counseling teens and was active with Torrington High School Band fundraising and various adjudication festivals in the States and Canada. He was involved with Bakerville Methodist Church as a leader with Easy Pedalers Ministry to area teens. Their 2-week 10 speed bike trips took place at various locations in New England, Canada, Ohio, and New York. He was an honorary member of Harwinton Westside Volunteer Fire Dept and a member of American Legion Post 38, Torrington Color Guard, participating in parades and flag raising ceremonies. A model railroader for 65 years, he was a founding member and Secretary of Torrington Area Model Railroad Assoc., and was awarded certificates of Achievements from NMRA, where he was a life member. He was a Boy Scout Model Railroading Merit Badge
Counselor and Explorer Scout Leader in model railroading. His greatest joy was his family, living and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helping others.
In addition to his wife, he leaves daughters Susan Kellogg, Jennifer Lent (Ray Tanguay Jr), Mary Romano (Steven Romano Sr.), and Rebecca Davis (Morgan Davis). He also leaves grandchildren Samantha Kellogg, Seth Kellogg (Megan Kellogg), Steven Romano Jr (Maddie Gesmondi), John Romano (Allison Romano), Zachary Romano, and Andrew Davis. Great grandchildren Joseph and Kenzie Kellogg and a brother George W. Lent Jr. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 11th at First Congregational Church in Torrington, with burial following at Hillside Cemetery.
Friends may call 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 10th at Phalen Funeral Home in Torrington. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Torrington Veteran Service Office, 140 Main St, Torrington CT 06790. www.phalenfuneral.com