Alfred Hambidge Sr., 88, Of Danbury, WWII Veteran, Mason

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DANBURY, Conn. - Alfred A. Hambidge Sr. of Danbury died Friday, March 14. He was 88.

Hambidge was born in Danbury, the son of George and Florence (Peck) Hambidge. He attended the former Balmforth Avenue School and graduated from Danbury High School, Class of 1944. He entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. A stonemason by trade, he built the former Ridge Motel in Danbury and operated it for several years. He later worked as a mason at the former Fairfield Hills State Hospital before retirement. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion Post 60 in Danbury.

Hambidge is survived by his son, Alfred A. Hambidge Jr. (Maryann) of New Milford; daughter, Nancy Golden (Stephen) of Gaylordsville; three grandchildren; sister, Mildred Godfrey; brothers, George Hambidge Jr., Richard Hambidge (Edith) and Everett Hambidge (Geraldine), all of Danbury; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Marylee (Kisley) Hambidge; sister, Vivian; and brother, Donald.

Calling hours are Wednesday, March 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Wooster Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut, 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, CT 06810 or Disabled American Veterans Chapter #25, 25 Segar St., Danbury, CT 06810.

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