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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F F Heath Jr. 12-30-1926 to 12-05-2008

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

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thoughts of a beloved musician

Dear Heath Family:
The thing is frequently I will be walking down the street and suddenly one of Fenno’s songs will take me over – General Booth, for example – and I will start humming the tune, then build to a crescendo – words included -- with all the feeling he conjured up in us choristers.  Or sometimes it is not one of his compositions but in my musical memory one of his songs nonetheless, because it is he who brought these songs to life – Swing Lo, or Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child – which I remember singing the solo for at his behest although not as vociferously as he desired (I am not sure that was physically possible).  These songs – his songs – and the spirit of his musicality sculpted legions of us and remain a deep part of who I am, we are, when we are at our most feeling and striving most joyfully to share our songs and lives.

What joy he brings.

Anne Stetson

Class of ‘84



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