Carl T. Turning, 65, of Glastonbury, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 11, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Monica (Henderson) Turning.
Born in Hartford, Carl was the son of Josephine (Healy) Toby of Florida. He was a graduate of Glastonbury High School and a lifetime Glastonbury resident. Carl was a US Marine Corps veteran. He was the Director of Operations for Cox Communications for many years, retiring in 2015. Carl was a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #2202 and the Marine Corps League, Peter P. Monaco, Jr. Detachment. He was an avid Harley-Davidson rider, a golf enthusiast and the captain of his own boat. He loved spending time at the beach, especially in Old Lyme. Carl was always the life of the party. He adored his grandchildren and his family. They were the most important thing in his life, a true family man.
In addition to his wife and mother, Carl is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and Brad Kelly of East Hampton, Heather and Jeffrey Sinnott of East Haddam, his grandsons Aiden Kelly and Owen Sinnott, three brothers Raymond Turning of Manchester, Dennis Turning of CA, Donald Sadowski and his wife Barbara of Pawcatuck, a sister Sharon Thibeault and her husband Scott of Maine, many nieces and a nephew.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:00 am at Buckingham Congregational Church, 16 Cricket Lane, Glastonbury. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in Buckingham Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Peter P. Monaco, Jr. Marine Corps League Detachment 40, 2205 Main St., Glastonbury CT 06033, attention Mike Lepore.