STONINGTON — Kenneth V. “Toot” Furrow, 79, died May 20, 2013, at his home in Stonington. He was born Oct. 7, 1933, in Knox, the son of Kenneth and Phyliss (Nevells) Furrow.
Toot served in the United States Army during the Korean War, was a member of the Stonington Volunteer Fire Department, worked on the granite quarry and was a longtime lobsterman. He entertained everyone as a hula dancer in a memorable Fourth of July parade in the ’50s.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy (Bartlett) Furrow; stepmother, Hazel Binette; two sons, Donald and Tony; daughter, Robin and her husband, Jeremy Stewart; grandchildren, Ben Hardy and wife, Lynsey, Jamie Hardy and fiancée, Joanne Parker, Mac Hardy and fiancée, Katy, Ian Stewart and wife, Nicole, Scott Stewart, Kristy Furrow, Robert Furrow Jr., Cale Roberts and family, Kaitlyn Furrow Englehardt, Nicky Furrow, Andrew Furrow, Angelo Furrow, and Lia Furrow. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Aislynn Hardy, Aubree Hardy, Megan Hardy, and Alexander Stewart. Toot is also survived by a sister, Mitty Lawry and husband, David; a brother, Steve Nevells and wife, Shirley and family; a sister, Rachel McAlister; a brother, Larry Furrow; and many nieces and nephews. Toot was predeceased by his son, Robert Furrow; his daughter, Penny Jo; parents; and sisters, Gerry Turner and Marlene Furrow. He was “Uncle Toot” to everyone.
At Toot’s request, there will be no services at this time. A gathering will be held later.