A MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS HELD ON SAT. MARCH 28TH, 2009 AT BATTELL CHAPEL, Yale University, at 3:00pm. All were cordially invited. Over 800 in attendance! DVD available through the Yale Glee Club office.

Service details: Tom Murray, University Organist, started the prelude 20 minutes before the 3 p.m. service began. There were performances by The Yale Glee Club, The Yale Alumni Chorus, The Whiffenpoofs of 2009, The SLOT's, and The University Glee Club of New Haven. A magnificent, and humbling, tribute.

Contributions in memory of Fenno may be sent to the
North Congregational Church P.O. Box 307 New Hartford CT 06057.

Condolences may be sent directly to the family (Carol, Sarah, Lucy, Peggy, Terry) at pogilvy@comcast.net

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~Carol, Sarah, Lucy, Peggy, and Terry Heath

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Good Night, Mr. O'Heath

Carol and I were at Smith together and we would come to New Haven on weekends and Carol would stay at my house. My grandmother lived with us and when Fenno would come to pick Carol up, Grandma would greet him warmly with, "Good morning, Mr. O'Heath." We never corrected her. With deep love,
Bobbsie Hyman Granger


  1. Bobbsie, I never heard that before!
    How absolutely sweet, Mr. O'Heath.
    Oh my gosh that's great.

    Makes sense. Mom has often referred to Dad as simply "Fenn"

    much love to you - Sarah

  2. Sarah Congdon Leech (Morse '80)December 5, 2008 at 12:06 AM

    Dear Fenno,

    You made me glad during my four years at Yale. With you, I got to sing magnificent music, winsome melodies, rousing cheers and teasing ditties. You led us with wit, passion, exasperation, faith and a good humor that winked at us from under your fierce looks. We all loved you for caring so much, not only about the music, but also about each member of your glee club. And we continue to love you, appreciating how you have remembered us long past our undergraduate days. Thank you for investing your life in people and in making music with them. Your have built something in our hearts that lasts, and sings on.

    And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on,
    I’ll sing on,
    And when from death I’m free I’ll sing on.
    And when from death I’m free
    I’ll sing and joyful be,
    And through eternity I’ll sing on,
    I’ll sing on,
    And through eternity I’ll sing on.

    God bless you, Fenno.

    Sarah Congdon Leech
    (Morse, ’80)


  3. Fred Nangle, '86December 5, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    I also recall chuckling with Georgia Whitney about the occasional letters to "Mr. Fenno Health" that would come over her transom.